You can decide what goes on Newport Monopoly board

You can decide what goes on Newport Monopoly board

(L-R) Joanna Cartwright (Property Manager Tredegar House for National Trust) Newport Mayor councillor Cliff Suller and Mayoress Christine Suller and Dan Taylor ( Head of Monoply) play a game of Monopoly at Tredegar House (4379428)

(L-R) Joanna Cartwright (Property Manager Tredegar House for National Trust) Newport Mayor councillor Cliff Suller and Mayoress Christine Suller and Dan Taylor ( Head of Monoply) play a game of Monopoly at Tredegar House (4379456)

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VOTING is now open for Newportonians to decide which of the city’s celebrates spots will make the Newport edition of Monopoly.

Exactly six months until Newport is catapulted onto the word map ahead of the Nato Summit, the Newport edition of the classic game was officially announced at Tredegar House yesterday. The board game, which will be released in October to coincide with Newport’s hosting of the Nato summit at The Celtic Manor in September, will provide Newportonians with the chance to play the best-selling game set in their home city.

Dan Taylor, head of Custom Games at regional Monopoly makers, Winning Moves UK, said he was delighted to announce that Newport is “passing go” and hopes the public will vote for their favourite landmarks to be included in the 22 featured on the board.

“We want the board to reflect the everyday life of Newportonians,” he said.

“Everyone has grown up with Monopoly, but with this edition Newportonians will be able to say that they have been to ‘that business’ or that they are a fan of ‘that sports team’ as they play.

“The public will be invited to vote the landmarks on to the board and we will also be doing our best to get votes from the White House and Downing Street too, as well as from other countries whose leaders are visiting Newport in September.”

The game will be on shelves in major retailers including Waterstones, Tesco and WH Smiths, along with Newport’s independent stores in time for Christmas.

The announcement was made with Newport’s mayor, Councillor Cliff Suller, and mayoress, Christine Suller, and Joanna Cartwright, general manager of Tredegar House, all being present.

Graham Barnes, PR for the game, said: “We have heavy interest from all over the world with this game including Newport ex-pats.

“We are very excited about it and have had lots of suggestions including The Celtic Manor or the Transporter Bridge to be on ‘Mayfair.’

“Six months of putting it together, three weeks of planning and 22 of Newport’s finest crown jewels will replace the celebrated London sites.”

The Argus’ poll showed that the Transporter Bridge and Tredegar House were among the favourite locations for the game, with the possibility of the Argus to have a celebrated square on the board.

Many of the Community Chest and Chance cards will also be customised, with plans for one to say: “You are fined for visiting Cardiff.”

Newport mayor Cliff Suller has urged the public to vote for the landmarks they would like to see on the board with the mayoress Christine Suller hoping to see the Newport Wetlands included.

“It will be a marvellous thing for the city,” he said.

“Some of the things we have here are tremendous.

“We have the Transporter Bridge and we have this wonderful place – Tredegar House – as well as the history of Caerleon.”

Joanna Cartwright, general manager of Tredegar House and park, added: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the wonderful places in Newport.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the official announcement at Tredegar House and we hope that Tredegar House will make the Mayfair spot.”

Voting for Monopoly Newport’s landmarks is now open and will end on March 25. To submit your nominations and suggestions, email newport@winningmoves.co.uk or at facebook.com/newportmonopoly or via post to NEWPORT MONOPOLY, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ.

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8:03am Wed 5 Mar 14

Woodgnome says...

The folks allocated the cheap properties aren't going to be too happy!!
The folks allocated the cheap properties aren't going to be too happy!! Woodgnome
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8:49am Wed 5 Mar 14

Loose-Cannon says...

Woodgnome wrote:
The folks allocated the cheap properties aren't going to be too happy!!
Thats ok as no-one lives in the high street these days
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: The folks allocated the cheap properties aren't going to be too happy!![/p][/quote]Thats ok as no-one lives in the high street these days Loose-Cannon
  • Score: -2

9:24am Wed 5 Mar 14

DavidMclean says...

Loose-Cannon wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
The folks allocated the cheap properties aren't going to be too happy!!
Thats ok as no-one lives in the high street these days
If only High Street WAS cheap, perhaps the businesses would still be there.
[quote][p][bold]Loose-Cannon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: The folks allocated the cheap properties aren't going to be too happy!![/p][/quote]Thats ok as no-one lives in the high street these days[/p][/quote]If only High Street WAS cheap, perhaps the businesses would still be there. DavidMclean
  • Score: 1

11:12am Wed 5 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Lol - SaveNewportArt asks - what's Bob Bright dong on the Monopoly board?

http://t.co/a54H82vr
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Lol - SaveNewportArt asks - what's Bob Bright dong on the Monopoly board? http://t.co/a54H82vr 62 GardenVarietyMushroom
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12:40pm Wed 5 Mar 14

fieldsof fields says...

I don't see why we have to follow the modern sickness of smothering Monopoly boards with landmarks instead of streets. There are plenty of streets to put on there, with perhaps mansions replacing stations?
I don't see why we have to follow the modern sickness of smothering Monopoly boards with landmarks instead of streets. There are plenty of streets to put on there, with perhaps mansions replacing stations? fieldsof fields
  • Score: 1

12:44pm Wed 5 Mar 14

fieldsof fields says...

Plus putting streets on there would educate kids with a bit of history, e.g. Canal Parade.
Plus putting streets on there would educate kids with a bit of history, e.g. Canal Parade. fieldsof fields
  • Score: 3

1:22pm Wed 5 Mar 14

KarloMarko says...

Wetherspoons! Aw Cmon, its the hot spot of Zooport where everyone 'who is' meets to do a little "biz under the table, innit".

Wanna flat screen? Wanna Crackleberry? Want my gran's new microwave?

Years ago all towns had Corn Exchanges. Now they've got a "Spoons' or three...innit.
Wetherspoons! Aw Cmon, its the hot spot of Zooport where everyone 'who is' meets to do a little "biz under the table, innit". Wanna flat screen? Wanna Crackleberry? Want my gran's new microwave? Years ago all towns had Corn Exchanges. Now they've got a "Spoons' or three...innit. KarloMarko
  • Score: 0

5:12pm Wed 5 Mar 14

russ angel says...

You are fined for visiting Cardiff?How childish,the game will be out for many years to come let's cut out the short term jokes for now eh?
You are fined for visiting Cardiff?How childish,the game will be out for many years to come let's cut out the short term jokes for now eh? russ angel
  • Score: -1

7:15pm Wed 5 Mar 14

digispamman says...

will they be making a chavs version too?
will they be making a chavs version too? digispamman
  • Score: -1

8:49pm Wed 5 Mar 14

heresphil says...

Why does the Mayoress want the Wetlands included when the whole object of the game is to build on the squares? Missing the point surely?

I agree, there should be fewer landmarks and more streets. I'm sure we can come up with 22 noted (or notorious) thoroughfares.
Why does the Mayoress want the Wetlands included when the whole object of the game is to build on the squares? Missing the point surely? I agree, there should be fewer landmarks and more streets. I'm sure we can come up with 22 noted (or notorious) thoroughfares. heresphil
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Wed 5 Mar 14

inkyskin says...

heresphil wrote:
Why does the Mayoress want the Wetlands included when the whole object of the game is to build on the squares? Missing the point surely?

I agree, there should be fewer landmarks and more streets. I'm sure we can come up with 22 noted (or notorious) thoroughfares.
maybe the wetlands can be used instead of the gas works or electric works? they can't be built on.
[quote][p][bold]heresphil[/bold] wrote: Why does the Mayoress want the Wetlands included when the whole object of the game is to build on the squares? Missing the point surely? I agree, there should be fewer landmarks and more streets. I'm sure we can come up with 22 noted (or notorious) thoroughfares.[/p][/quote]maybe the wetlands can be used instead of the gas works or electric works? they can't be built on. inkyskin
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1:21am Thu 6 Mar 14

bravoscar says...

Clandestine street
Clandestine street bravoscar
  • Score: 0

1:46pm Thu 6 Mar 14

El Chapo says...

what's the name of that street that some drug dealers had a shoot out recently? By Somerton I think?

If the Newport tourist bus tour is anything to go by they had better reconsider the name of the board to Caerleon Monopoly
what's the name of that street that some drug dealers had a shoot out recently? By Somerton I think? If the Newport tourist bus tour is anything to go by they had better reconsider the name of the board to Caerleon Monopoly El Chapo
  • Score: 1

9:08am Fri 7 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

I think the whole idea a is great, so long as they don't take it seriously. In fact not taking it seriously it could be a winner....
I think the whole idea a is great, so long as they don't take it seriously. In fact not taking it seriously it could be a winner.... Mervyn James
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