Thursday, 27th April saw the ‘Big Reveal’ of a brand new MONOPOLY: New Forest Edition. In this unique edition, Spencers features with our own square and a community chest card, as well as appearing on the back of all property cards!
Spencers is one of 30 plus New Forest organisations to ‘Pass GO’ in the MONOPOLY: New Forest Edition game. The New Forest version of the world’s most popular board game features ‘the great and good’ of the region – from the New Forest National Park Authority to Rufus Stone, Exbury Gardens to Bolton’s Bench, and many more!
This timeless classic which first hit the shelves in 1935, has become the world’s favourite family game. In this edition, the multi-coloured MONOPOLY property sites become exclusively New Forest. The cards and tokens have changed, too. The boot game piece gets the boot, literally, along with the top hat, Scottie dog and ship. Amongst those in their place? A pony, a tent and a pig!
The new edition has been produced by games company Winning Moves UK, under licensing from global branded entertainment leader Hasbro. It is in the shops now with local stockists including Waterstones in Lymington where it is currently centre stage in the window display.
The new edition was formally launched at Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst, at exactly the same time as it hit the shops. Mr Monopoly went on to visit Spencers’ Lymington office, where the team enjoyed having a go at playing this latest edition.
“We were delighted to be involved with the MONOPOLY: New Forest Edition game. It is such an entertaining and playful way to tell the story of the New Forest and the local community – although it’s a very different take on the local property market!”