New custom edition of Monopoly has Queensland flavour
Special edition of world-famous board game to raise funds for hard-hit communities.
Noosa, Bundaberg and Winton have been included with 19 other Australian communities in a new custom Monopoly game.
The Australian Community Relief edition of Monopoly sees Australian communities replace traditional squares like Mayfair and Park Lane from the original board.
It also includes customised Community Chest and Chance playing cards to give the entire game an Australian influence.
Sales of the game will raise funds for regions severely impacted by dought, flooding and COVID-19 during 2020 with $5 from each game sold and $2 from each Monopoly Puzzle going to The Australian Red Cross.
The game was developed by custom Monopoly boards maker Winning Moves Australia under license from Hasbro.
Winning Moves Head of Global Licensing and Commercial Australia, Charlotte Waalkens, said the aim was to support communities in need while also highlighting what the country had to offer outside the major cities.
“The communities chosen have all gone through a tough time for one reason or another as everyone has in 2020 and we thought they deserved something special to remind everyone how incredible they are and help inject some positive spirit through the Australian Community Relief Monopoly game,” Ms Waalkens said.
“Choosing which locations to put on the board was unbelievably difficult, as there are so many phenomenal places to choose from in Australia, and we wanted to showcase places above and beyond the usual cities or hotspots.
“We feel that the Australian Community Relief Monopoly board and puzzle capture the heart of Australia and shine a positive light on regions that otherwise may not normally receive such exposure.
“We hope it will also bring a bit of much-needed joy to Australian families over the holidays. “
Other Australian communities to be included are Batemans Bay, Broken Hill, Blue Mountains (New South Wales); Belconnen, Queanbeyan (Australian Capital Territory); Mildura, Gippsland (Victoria); Coober Pedy, Mount Gambier, Port Augusta (South Australia); Kalgoorlie, Busselton, Karratha (Western Australia); Katherine, Tennant Creek, Palmerston (Northern Territory); Port Arthur, Devonport, Strahan (Tasmania).
The game is available from retailers across Australia. The recommended retail price for the board game is $59.99 and $19.99 for the puzzle.