Pass “Go” in Monopoly Cape Town; go to Robben Island

16 November 2015

As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, Monopoly launched its Cape Town version of the popular board game at the V&A Waterfront in the Mother City on Friday, 13 November.

Monopoly Cape Town is the first in an expected long line of regional South African boards. Notable attractions made it into the game, including the Taj Hotel in Cape Town, Boulders, Muizenberg and Camps Bay beaches, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and Robben Island, among others.

In May, fans were able to vote for locations to be featured. Winning Moves, licence holders for Monopoly regional editions from Hasbro, translated the Mother City into its 2D board game.

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Monopoly Cape Town features well-known attractions. (Image: Supplied)

“We have been looking forward to bringing a Monopoly Cape Town edition to South Africa for a long time, and we knew that there was a big board-gaming community and many loyal Monopoly fans, but we have been overwhelmed by the passionate and enthusiastic responses we’ve received,” said Dan Taylor of Winning Moves.

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Players can reach Robben Island while playing Monopoly Cape Town. (Image: Supplied)

“We’re extremely excited to see how it’s received and have high hopes that Cape Town will be the first of many South African Monopoly games to be launched in the next three years,” Taylor said.

Monopoly made its debut in 1935 – and since then has been played by more than 500 million people. Today it is played in 111 countries and is available in 43 different languages.

SouthAfrica.info reporter