Why the makers of Monopoly are cooing over Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa’s mother city, will soon get its very own version of the famous board game Monopoly.

This follows three months after Cape Town was in included in the new Monopoly world edition, in honour of the game’s 80th anniversary.

Capetonians will get the chance to vote for the street names and tourist attractions they want to see in the Cape Town version of Monopoly.

You can send your recommendations to capetown@winningmoves.co.uk.

We interviewed Dan Taylor, Head of Regional Monopoly at Winning Moves.

Listen to the audio (scroll down) for more detail.

We’ve been waiting a long time to come to South Africa.

Dan Taylor, Head of Regional Monopoly at Winning Moves

There’s proof that people better relate to their own town.

Dan Taylor, Head of Regional Monopoly at Winning Moves

We want locals to tell us what they want to find on the board.

Dan Taylor, Head of Regional Monopoly at Winning Moves

Cape Town is first but, who knows, maybe Johannesburg, Pretoria or Durban is next?

Dan Taylor, Head of Regional Monopoly at Winning Moves

This article first appeared on 702 : Why the makers of Monopoly are cooing over Cape Town


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