Game worth £24.99 will allow you to own historic sites and the most attractive properties in the town
This Christmas could be spent wheeling and dealing as budding property tycoons on the Swindon Monopoly board, buying up the likes of Lydiard Park, Great Western Hospital, Swindon Town Football Club, Coate Water, New College, Link Centre, the Oasis, Swindon 105.5 radio and Thamesdown Transport.
The Magic Roundabout is the most expensive – Mayfair – position, whilst the town’s oldest business Arkells Brewery is to be found on the Old Kent Road site, a low cost location with excellent returns.
And right after players pass Go they could be cheering or cursing if they land on the Swindon Link Community Chest square. You could be collecting M200 to spend in the Brunel Centre, win a chance to meet the workers at Steam Museum for M50, or go to jail and lose M200.
Rolling the dice for Swindon, graphic designer Ashleen Lavender and Rachel Duffy pictured by Richard Wintle of Calyx Below Dan Taylor of Winning Moves
Dan Taylor, head of Custom Games at Winning Moves – makers of the board under license from Hasbro – said he was pleased Swindon has now got its own game. “As I was born at the old Princess Margaret Hospital back in 1986 I had a particular interest in the Swindon edition.
“It’s not every day a community has a game built just for it; the people of the town have really taken to it with fantastic enthusiasm.
“We were inundated with suggestions for the property positions, the transport hubs and the charities, as well as ideas for the chance and community chest cards.”
Former Mayor of Swindon Michael Barnes is impressed. “The board illustrates a great cross section of the town; I’m sure people will enjoy playing the Swindon edition.”
Shirley Ludford, manager of Swindon 105.5 community radio, added: “People have shown how proud they are of their town, even though the blurb on the box refers to Swindon as a city. The game is really nicely designed, people will have a lot of fun playing.”
The game is on sale at £24.99 from Swindon Information Centre in the Central Library, Waterstones, WH Smith, The Works, Toys R Us.
Win the game by post or email
Roll the dice and enter our competition to win one of 8 copies of Monopoly: Swindon Edition worth £24.99 provided by Winning Moves.
Let us know which business the Swindon Link Community Chest position is located next to on the Swindon board by 13 November. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org