Cape Town could join international Monopoly

2015-02-17 12:31
 

Cape Town – As the only South African city people can vote for, Cape Town could make it onto the popular board game Monopoly if enough people vote for its inclusion by 4 March.

Toy maker Hasbro included Cape Town as one of the places which could be included in its special 80th anniversary edition, Monopoly: Here & Now.

Voting started on Monday with Cape Town competing against Morocco’s Marrakech, Algeria’s Algiers and Tunisia’s Djerba as the only African cities included on the list.

Other possible world destinations for the new Monopoly include New York, London, Paris, Sydney and Hong Kong.

The new Monopoly will feature iconic landmark tokens and new gameplay where players travel around the board to visit as many locations as possible, collecting stamps along the way. Players will collect cash from visitor fees when opponents land on their location and the first player to fill their passport wins.

"You can vote as often as you like and it’s free," says Caroline Hillary, Hasbro spokesperson. "People are very keen to promote their hometowns and ideal tourist spots." People can vote at www.votemonopoly.com.

The final list of cities will be announced on 19 March which is Monopoly’s birthday.

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