The Cathedral will feature in a new ‘Canterbury’ edition of the much loved and famous board game Monopoly.
The announcement was made under the shadow of the Cathedral’s iconic Bell Harry Tower on Tuesday 8 April.
The historic city beat 19 other Kentish locations in a county-wide contest. A final six had been shortlisted in a public vote. More than 6,000 votes were cast.
As from Tuesday 8 April the public will be invited to nominate which locations – and crucially where they should appear on the board – So, for example, Mayfair could be Canterbury Cathedral.
We have sat at the heart of the Canterbury since 597AD so I hope we will feature in prime position on the board. Vote for the Cathedral!
Nick Papadopulos Canon Treasurer
As well as property landmarks taking on a Canterbury flavour and feel, many of the Community Chest and Chance cards will be customised too.
Landmarks that could appear on the board include the Cathedral, St Martin’s Church, St. Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury Heritage Museum, Marlowe Theatre, The Roman Museum and Beaney House of Art and Knowledge.
We’re delighted to be producing this official version of Monoploy based on the most popular loved landmarks of Canterbury.
Robert Osborne, Monoploy Manager at Winning Moves UK.
Voting is open form Tuesday 8 April until Thursday 17 April.
You can Email via firstname.lastname@example.org
post your suggestion on the Canterbury Monopoly Facebook page
or send via traditional ‘snail mail’ to: Canterbury Monoploy, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ.
In the Press
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‘Canterbury wins public vote for special Monopoly edition’ – Kent on Sunday (08/04/2014)
‘Canterbury to become an official Monopoly board’ – Canterbury Times (08/04/2014)
‘Canterbury is passing GO’ – Anglican News (09/04/204)
‘The jewel in Kent’s Crown': Canterbury named as the next official Monopoly board’ – Canterbury Times (10/04/2014)