A welcome in the 'Port for its own Monopoly board

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First published in News

NEWPORTONIANS are welcoming news they will be able to buy the well known sites of the city later this year when its own version of Monopoly is released.

The board game will be released to coincide with Newport's hosting of the NATO summit at Celtic Manor in September.

The public is being invited to make their suggestions for the game, which will feature 22 property landmarks from the city.

Bob Bright, the leader of Newport City Council, welcomed the idea and said it reflected how he was “very upbeat” about the future.

He said: “If it encourages people to take an interest in the city and the future then I’m all for it.

“I really do think we have turned the corner and we are going to make something of Newport.”

Katie Hillard, who works for Communities First in Maesglas, said she would definitely buy the game.

She said: “I’m really excited about it. I love Monopoly. I play it on my phone and my boyfriend goes mad at it.”

She suggested something in Caerleon, like its amphitheatre and Roman remains, would make a good site on the board.

Her colleague Katrice Perrin said: “I think the Gaer would be quite a good site. It’s got quite a bit of history.”

Paul Evans, who volunteers for Communities First, said he thought the Transporter Bridge and Rodney Parade would be suitable sites.

There are plans to customise Community Chest and Chance cards for the version of the game.

One planned forfeit for the game is to fine players for visiting Cardiff.

Public voting lines, including a Facebook page, will be opened soon so people can choose which landmarks they want on the game, although no date has been decided.

The game will be made by Winning Moves UK, who manufacture it on licence from board game giant Hasbro.

Monopoly was first released in 1935 and it is estimated more than six billion green houses and two billion red houses have been made to accompany the game.

It is sold in 111 countries and played in 43 languages.

During World War Two, the British Secret Intelligence Service delivered special Monopoly sets to prisoners of war, who used maps, compasses and real money hidden in them to escape.

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2:17pm Tue 25 Feb 14

MooseCraftsman says...

This will get the 'Port back on the map then!
This will get the 'Port back on the map then! MooseCraftsman
  • Score: 10

3:13pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Brynglas Tunneller says...

Newport Monopoly what a great idea. Mayfair? Ridgeway, obviously and Park Lane, probably Gold Tops but what about Old Kent Road?
Newport Monopoly what a great idea. Mayfair? Ridgeway, obviously and Park Lane, probably Gold Tops but what about Old Kent Road? Brynglas Tunneller
  • Score: 5

3:21pm Tue 25 Feb 14

KarloMarko says...

Top Hat on Tel Boy's Celtic Manor! Land on that and you've won the game cos he "owns" Newport....or soon will.
Top Hat on Tel Boy's Celtic Manor! Land on that and you've won the game cos he "owns" Newport....or soon will. KarloMarko
  • Score: -14

3:29pm Tue 25 Feb 14

slimboy88 says...

Would love to see this but I'm a bit concerend about the "Free Parking" square!!
Would love to see this but I'm a bit concerend about the "Free Parking" square!! slimboy88
  • Score: 9

3:43pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Brynglas Tunneller wrote:
Newport Monopoly what a great idea. Mayfair? Ridgeway, obviously and Park Lane, probably Gold Tops but what about Old Kent Road?
Lol. Well yes, errr..quite a lot of candidates for anything 'brown' I'd say.
[quote][p][bold]Brynglas Tunneller[/bold] wrote: Newport Monopoly what a great idea. Mayfair? Ridgeway, obviously and Park Lane, probably Gold Tops but what about Old Kent Road?[/p][/quote]Lol. Well yes, errr..quite a lot of candidates for anything 'brown' I'd say. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 2

4:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bobmech1 says...

Instead of the railway stations it will be four charity shops
Community chest will have you paying for Friars Walk
Do not pass empty shops
Go directly to Central
Instead of the railway stations it will be four charity shops Community chest will have you paying for Friars Walk Do not pass empty shops Go directly to Central bobmech1
  • Score: 3

7:49pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Jonnytrouble says...

Brynglas Tunneller wrote:
Newport Monopoly what a great idea. Mayfair? Ridgeway, obviously and Park Lane, probably Gold Tops but what about Old Kent Road?
Exactly what I though and plenty of ' OLD KENT ROADS ' around Newport
[quote][p][bold]Brynglas Tunneller[/bold] wrote: Newport Monopoly what a great idea. Mayfair? Ridgeway, obviously and Park Lane, probably Gold Tops but what about Old Kent Road?[/p][/quote]Exactly what I though and plenty of ' OLD KENT ROADS ' around Newport Jonnytrouble
  • Score: -2

7:49pm Tue 25 Feb 14

SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY says...

Go directly to jail do not collect £200 in benefits will be very helpful
Go directly to jail do not collect £200 in benefits will be very helpful SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY
  • Score: 5

7:51pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Jonnytrouble says...

Should be a very interesting Monopoly board reading all the comments...LOL
Should be a very interesting Monopoly board reading all the comments...LOL Jonnytrouble
  • Score: -1

8:26pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Manley says...

They could include themselves - Hasbro UK.
They could include themselves - Hasbro UK. Manley
  • Score: 3

10:51pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike0408 says...

Manley wrote:
They could include themselves - Hasbro UK.
Is Hasbro UK based in Newport?? If not then no it shouldn't be on there due to its a board game based on Newport :)
[quote][p][bold]Manley[/bold] wrote: They could include themselves - Hasbro UK.[/p][/quote]Is Hasbro UK based in Newport?? If not then no it shouldn't be on there due to its a board game based on Newport :) Mike0408
  • Score: -6

10:56pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike0408 says...

Would like to see the monopoly money be used in £'s instead of the Normal monopoly money.

Also do you think the Argus wishes to be on the board, possibly on the red spaces and for M220?? (just saying that based on their picture they used lol)
Would like to see the monopoly money be used in £'s instead of the Normal monopoly money. Also do you think the Argus wishes to be on the board, possibly on the red spaces and for M220?? (just saying that based on their picture they used lol) Mike0408
  • Score: -2

11:06pm Tue 25 Feb 14

heresphil says...

We're struggling a bit with the stations as there are only two in the city, with a third perhaps if Pye Corner opens by September. Unless we lump the bus station in as well?

Also the utilities - we have Uskmouth Power Station but no water company though there is the odd reservoir or two. Do Wind Turbines at Docks count as a utility?

Pehaps we can also include the city's major employers: Statistical Office, Tata Plant and New Admiral Building (coming soon).
We're struggling a bit with the stations as there are only two in the city, with a third perhaps if Pye Corner opens by September. Unless we lump the bus station in as well? Also the utilities - we have Uskmouth Power Station but no water company though there is the odd reservoir or two. Do Wind Turbines at Docks count as a utility? Pehaps we can also include the city's major employers: Statistical Office, Tata Plant and New Admiral Building (coming soon). heresphil
  • Score: 1

11:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Woodgnome says...

As the game loses it's popularity this is just a marketing ploy.
As the game loses it's popularity this is just a marketing ploy. Woodgnome
  • Score: -3

6:51am Wed 26 Feb 14

Leepod says...

Victoria Place - Mayfair, Lower Dock St - Old Kent Road, Old Green Roundabout - Piccadilly Circus
Victoria Place - Mayfair, Lower Dock St - Old Kent Road, Old Green Roundabout - Piccadilly Circus Leepod
  • Score: 0

8:03am Wed 26 Feb 14

jd1234 says...

Caerleon could be included as the Wimbledon Village. It will need to be dark blue.
Caerleon could be included as the Wimbledon Village. It will need to be dark blue. jd1234
  • Score: 1

8:47am Wed 26 Feb 14

Manley says...

Mike0408 wrote:
Manley wrote:
They could include themselves - Hasbro UK.
Is Hasbro UK based in Newport?? If not then no it shouldn't be on there due to its a board game based on Newport :)
They do have a London office but their UK customer services, warehouse and distribution centre are in Newport.
[quote][p][bold]Mike0408[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manley[/bold] wrote: They could include themselves - Hasbro UK.[/p][/quote]Is Hasbro UK based in Newport?? If not then no it shouldn't be on there due to its a board game based on Newport :)[/p][/quote]They do have a London office but their UK customer services, warehouse and distribution centre are in Newport. Manley
  • Score: 3

9:56am Wed 26 Feb 14

Cefn17 says...

CHANCE - Join M4 - Stop.......
CHANCE - Join M4 - Stop....... Cefn17
  • Score: 4

6:38pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Mervyn James says...

sounds like a winner to me.
sounds like a winner to me. Mervyn James
  • Score: 0

7:20am Thu 27 Feb 14

Leepod says...

Manley wrote:
Mike0408 wrote:
Manley wrote:
They could include themselves - Hasbro UK.
Is Hasbro UK based in Newport?? If not then no it shouldn't be on there due to its a board game based on Newport :)
They do have a London office but their UK customer services, warehouse and distribution centre are in Newport.
Yes, Caswell Way just from the Stadium.
[quote][p][bold]Manley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike0408[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manley[/bold] wrote: They could include themselves - Hasbro UK.[/p][/quote]Is Hasbro UK based in Newport?? If not then no it shouldn't be on there due to its a board game based on Newport :)[/p][/quote]They do have a London office but their UK customer services, warehouse and distribution centre are in Newport.[/p][/quote]Yes, Caswell Way just from the Stadium. Leepod
  • Score: -1

8:02am Thu 27 Feb 14

Woodgnome says...

Woodgnome wrote:
As the game loses it's popularity this is just a marketing ploy.
Every town in the UK has one. Cardiff, Bradford etc etc
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: As the game loses it's popularity this is just a marketing ploy.[/p][/quote]Every town in the UK has one. Cardiff, Bradford etc etc Woodgnome
  • Score: -1

9:57am Thu 27 Feb 14

Sineadsmam says...

Could have pick your own cannabis at the castle, on one of the cards! Hahaha
Could have pick your own cannabis at the castle, on one of the cards! Hahaha Sineadsmam
  • Score: -1

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