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THREE LOCAL CHARITIES TO ‘PASS GO’ !

Three Chester charities are being sought from today to feature on the brand-new official MONOPOLY: Chester Edition game.

The chosen charities will get to star on each of the game’s 3 Community Chest spaces.

Yasmin East, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK, who are producing the board under license from Hasbro, a toy and game company says:

"It's our way of thanking the public for getting behind the new and official MONOPOLY: Chester Edition game so very enthusiastically,"

Last month it was announced that Chester is getting its very own official version of the world’s most popular board game.  

At the time, the public was invited to send in general suggestions for local landmarks - such as the Eastgate Clock, the Racecourse and the Cathedral - to feature in the game. Lines for these general suggestions have now closed.

To qualify for this opportunity and be in the running to be selected, the charities have to Chester focused, as well as be official. The public can nominate charities and charities can nominate themselves.

Ms East adds:

"We would like to formally thank each and every person who has sent in nominations, and, as our way of a thank you, three Chester charities will now get to star in the game.

“We feel that the charities getting to feature on each of the board’s three Community Chest spaces is a great fit, bearing in mind the ‘community’ aspect of these unique MONOPOLY features.”

In all, 30+ city landmarks and favourites will be showcased in the game. The new board will see the exclusively Chester landmarks replacing the likes of ‘Mayfair’ and ‘Park Lane’ from the classic MONOPOLY original.

Over the last 30 years, Winning Moves UK has produced official versions of MONOPOLY featuring locations across the world, many in niche places from Palm Beach to Phuket.

The game will hit the shops this October.

Charity nominations by email to: 

chester@winningmoves.co.uk

Suggestions are invited until 23.59pm on 22nd April 2024.

About MONOPOLY:

MONOPOLY first hit shelves in 1935 with the Racecar, Thimble, Boot, Top Hat, and Battleship among the original set of MONOPOLY tokens, while the Scottie Dog and Wheelbarrow were added in the early 1950s. Although the brand has evolved over the 89 years, the gameplay and iconography of the classic MONOPOLY game has remained unchanged, making it a timeless classic sure to be enjoyed by future generations. Today, MONOPOLY is the world’s favourite family game brand and is enjoyed by more than one billion players in 114 countries across the globe. 

About Winning Moves UK:

Winning Moves UK is a leading world games company, which since 1998 has owned and produced TOP TRUMPS, producing and selling the ‘Cool, Card, Cult’ game in more than 30 countries across the world. Winning Moves also produces, with Hasbro, official versions of MONOPOLY based on cities and towns across the world, including in the UK, across Europe, the US, the Middle-East, Africa, the Far East, Australasia and many more places. Winning Moves as well owns and produces PASS THE PIGS, WADDINGTONS NUMBER 1 PLAYING CARDS and a host of other leading games, toy and card Brands. 

About Hasbro:  

Hasbro is a leading toy and game company whose mission is to entertain and connect generations of fans through the wonder of storytelling and exhilaration of play. Hasbro delivers engaging brand experiences for global audiences through toys, consumer products, gaming and entertainment, with a portfolio of iconic brands including MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, Hasbro Gaming, NERF, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH and PEPPA PIG, as well as premier partner brands.  

Hasbro is guided by our Purpose to create joy and community for all people around the world, one game, one toy, one story at a time. For more than a decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media, one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute and one of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the U.S. by the Civic 50.

For more information, visit:

https://corporate.hasbro.com

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