Mayor of Hereford attends launch of Hereford Monopoly set

Mayor of Hereford, Paul Stevens, today attended the launch announcement of the new Hereford-themed Monopoly set!
Beating 24 other places to the mark from across the West Midlands – including Warwick and Leamington Spa – Hereford has landed its own official Monopoly board.
“Hereford is blessed with great landmarks which will get to replace the famous classic Monopoly streets like Mayfair and Park Lane,” says Ella Gibbs from the makers of the new game Winning Moves UK.
The new unique game will see the multi-coloured property squares all themed around Hereford – with the Chance and Community Chest cards customised too.
How these landmarks will be decided is up to the public, who will be invited to suggest landmarks to feature on the board. “The game will reflect the flavour and feel of these suggestions,” adds Ms Gibbs. “The public consultation process will last for three weeks.”
The property sets will be themed: from heritage to shopping, culture to leisure – and more.”
The train station quartet set that features on the classic original Monopoly will be handed over to a travel theme for the new Hereford edition. That’s because Hereford doesn’t have a multitude of main line stations to select from like in the London Monopoly original.
Hereford Town Hall could get to land on the famous Whitehall square from the game’s classic original. “There’s synergy there,” adds Ms Gibbs. For the same reason a very old building could get to land on Old Kent Road.
“As regards the board’s most expensive exclusive square, Mayfair, that could go to Hereford’s most prized crown jewel,” adds Ms Gibbs. “We look forward to hearing from the public.”
Bosses at Winning Moves UK say a variety of factors were used in deciding Hereford from across 25 cities and towns in the West Midlands and western Midlands. These factors include ‘pride’, ‘landmarks’, ‘beauty’ and ‘sense of family’.
The new Hereford Monopoly set is expected to release in October 2022.

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