Cape Town Celebrates Inclusion On Commemorative Monopoly Board

Cape Town joins 21 other world cities who are celebrating yesterday’s announcement that they have been included in the Special Edition game of Monopoly Here& Now (World Edition) to honour the games’80thAnniversary.

Cape Town Celebrates
Cape Town CelebratesCape Town was the only South African city to make it onto the travel-themed board which is being developed by Monopoly makers Hasbro.

The new game will be available from Spring 2015 and will feature iconic landmark tokens and new gameplay where players race round the board to visit as many locations as possible, collecting passport stamps along the way. Players will collect cash from visitor fees when opponents land on their locations and the first player to fill their passport wins.

Says Cape Town Tourism Executive Marketing Manager, Velma Corcoran; “This is such a great way of getting people of all ages from all over to have fun while immersing themselves in the world of travel and tourism. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and felt that Cape Town belonged in the game.”

The cities that made it onto the final list were:

MONOPOLY HERE & NOW: World Edition

  • Dark Blue: Lima, Peru; Hong Kong, China
  • Green: Riga, Latvia; Lisbon, Portugal; Istanbul, Turkey
  • Yellow: Warsaw, Poland; Mexico City, Mexico; Santiago, Chile
  • Red: Belfast, Ireland; Athens, Greece; Belgrade, Serbia
  • Orange: London, England; Moscow, Russia; Tokyo, Japan
  • Magenta: New York, NY, U.S.A; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Sydney, Australia
  • Light Blue: Queenstown, New Zealand; Cape Town, South Africa; Taipei, Taiwan
  • Brown: Giethoorn, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain


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