The very first set on the new MONOPOLY: Swindon board has been revealed – at the same time as the date the board will be released is announced.
It is made up of three sports landmarks – who each appear on a pink set. Swindon Wildcats ice hockey club and Swindon Robins Speedway Team join Swindon Town FC.
Clare Scarth, Head of Retail and Ticketing at the club, today gave a big thank you to everyone who voted for the football club to be on the board.
The board ‘tops’ the pink set and is just M160 to buy. “It’s a snip,” says Clare. “Swindon Town FC are proud to be part of this special Swindon edition of MONOPOLY and would like to thank all those who voted the County Ground a landmark that they would like to see on the board.”
This set is one of NINE different Swindon themed sets (eight property sets; one travel set) on the brand new customised board – which hits shop shelves, both online and in stores, on Friday 11 October.
Dan Taylor, Head of Custom Games at Winning Moves UK – who are producing the board under official license from MONOPOLY owners Hasbro – said: “We are delighted to reveal our first full set and very pleased to announce the board will be launched on 11 October.
“More than 2,000 landmarks, streets or roads could potentially have appeared on the board. Realistically around 220 were in the running so many congratulations to the owners of this set.”
Earlier this year when news of the board was announced, the Swindon public was invited to vote as to which town property landmarks should be selected to swap places with the famous London sites and sights.
The board is themed largely around sets – heritage, arts, sport, commerce, public parks, transport, entertainment and other categories.
The brand new MONOPOLY: Swindon Edition will be available online as well as at these retailers: Smyths, ,Toys R Us, WH Smith, The Works and Waterstones.
Winning Moves UK already report inquiries to buy the board have come as far away as Australia, the US and China.
Swindon Link is will be running a competition in conjunction with Winning Moves to win a copy of MONOPOLY: Swindon Edition after it is officially released.