It has been announced today (Friday 15 March) that the legendary Scouse sense of humour will continue to be celebrated as a Liverpool themed Monopoly board will be hitting the shelves this October!
Liverpool came out ahead of many UK cities to land the board game. The “distinct and legendary” ‘Scouse’ sense of humour was what ultimately swayed games bosses at Winning Moves UK to award the city the honour at the expense of rivals Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle! Following the announcement, the public is being invited to vote for Liverpool playing tokens, landmarks and themed Community Chest and Chance cards to star in the game.
Benjamin Thompson, Games Boss, said:
“We nearly had to roll the Monopoly dice on this one. Both Liverpool and Manchester have a great sense of humour but Liverpool has won it – narrowly.”
The playing tokens that currently exist including the Scottie dog and racing car will all be replaced with characters and objects relating to Liverpool. Players can expect to play with tokens ranging from Cilla Black, John Lennon and Mo Salah to Britains’s favourite racehorse, Aintree legend Red Rum and a Liver Bird! As well as all tokens being Liverpool themed, the traditional Monopoly multi-coloured streets will be handed over to leading Liverpool landmarks. The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool Cathedral, Lime Street, The John Lennon Airport, Aintree, Anfield and Goodison Park could all be snapped up for just paper money. The cards will all be themed also. One could send players back three spaces for getting stuck in Liverpool city centre traffic. Another could award first prize on a night out contest for the best dressed Liverpudlian.
Benjamin Thompson, adds:
“Everything is up for grabs. The public will get to decide.
“We are delighted that the Monopoly dice for this year will be rolling on Liverpool. Because this version, unlike the first one for the city 20 years ago, will see the tokens all customised and as voted by the public, we wanted to make sure the city the new Monopoly game is being based on has a sense of humour.
“We looked at every major city in the UK outside of London, upon which the original Monopoly was of course based, and Liverpool came out top. Manchester was second and Glasgow third.
Liverpool’s sense of humour is legendary.”
To have your say about the future of the board game, you can vote through three ways. Through the official Liverpool Monopoly Facebook page, secondly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and finally by good old fashioned post: To Liverpool Monopoly, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London, W2 1NJ. Polling closes on 14 April.