Win new Monopoly Durban Edition board game

Robert Osborne, Monopoly development executive at Winning Moves with Mr Monopoly at the launch of its new Monopoly Durban Edition at Pavilion today. PHOTO: Deshni Ramkissoon-Pillay

NOW’S your chance to own chunks of Durban’s tourist attractions without having to fork out the big bucks. These include uShaka Marine World, Kingsmead, Kings Park and The Pavilion.

This has been made possible by Winning Moves, the company which manufactured the Durban version and other city editions of Monopoly, under a licence from Hasbro, which produced the Mzanzi board last year.

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The Monopoly Durban Edition, the world’s most loved board game was launched at The Pavilion Shopping Centre earlier today.

The new Monopoly Durban Edition board game. PHOTO: Deshni Ramkissoon-Pillay

Robert Osborne, Monopoly development executive and London-based sales manager at Winning Moves said the company made an announcement to do a Durban board in May this year.  Osborne headed the social media campaign and spent most of the last few months here in Durban compiling a list of venues for the board game.

“It has been a real blast here in Durban. We had so many venues to choose from, enough to compile three boards but eventually had to cut it down. The whole board is themed,” said Osborne.

MONOPOLY MAN loving being at our centre #LovePav come by and check him out at the fountain court on the cinema level in front of Fabiani.

Posted by The Pavilion Shopping Centre on Thursday, 9 November 2017

Each property colour on the board game represents a part of Durban. The orange represents retail and shopping centres, pink is sport venues, green is nature venues, light blue represents culture, sea and sky, brown represents heritage sites or religion, yellow represents local leisure attractions and dark blue represents iconic locations, such as Moses Mabhida Stadium and uShaka Marine World.

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The city editions board game was launched in Cape Town two years ago, and now Hasbro has launched it in Durban and are proud to have launched it here before Johannesburg.

Mr Monopoly shows off the new Monopoly Durban Edition board game at Pavilion Shopping Centre. PHOTO: Deshni Ramkissoon-Pillay

“The essence of the game was to capture the impression of Durban in 2017,” said Osborne.

He offered a tip for future board players: “Don’t rush to buy the most expensive properties on the board, rather invest (buy and build houses and hotels) on the red and orange properties – that’s where you’ll win.”

The board game is retailing from R590 to R610 at CNA, Musica, Takealot.com, Toy Kingdom, Lute.com and Toyzone.

MONOPOLY first hit shop shelves in 1935 – and since then has been played by more than 500 million people. Today it is played in 111 countries and enjoyed in 43 different languages.

 

WIN: To stand a chance of winning the board game, simply fill in your details below and click submit. The competition closes on Wednesday, 15 November at 9am and the winner will be notified thereafter.

 

 

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Deshni Ramkissoon-Pillay
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