Today sees Folkestone's very own official monopoly game hit shop shelves, offering the perfect opportunity to have fun, lift spirits and put a smile on people's faces while staying indoors during this unprecendented time!
This unique twist to the world’s most famous board includes our very own Creative Folkestone property space, complete with image of Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse, Creative Quarter Folkestone's The Old High Street property space and many images of Creative Folkestone Artworks, including Cornelia Parker's Folkestone Mermaid, Sol Calero's Casa Anacaona and Marc Schmitz + Dolgor Ser-Od's Siren.
Many of the Chance and Community Chest cards are Folkestone themed. One card fines players for losing their lunch to a pesky seagull. All of the tokens are also specially themed, with the option to play an ice-cream cornet, flip-flops, and umbrella, among others.
“We are sure this game will put a smile on peoples’ faces and lift spirits in this very challenging – and unprecedented - period of time. We announced last year that the game would be on shelves for this Easter and it was all wrapped up from a design point of view much earlier this year and sent off for production. This unique, new and official version of the world’s most famous board game features the great and good of Folkestone" - Jennifer Lau, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK - who are producing this game under official license from the MONOPOLY brand, owned by Hasbro.
The Folkestone Monopoly board is available to purchase in all good toy and book stores, including Waterstones, The Works and Ryman - and very widely online, including on Amazon.