24th May, 2022

Mascot out and about in the city to remind people to nominate landmarks and charities for the Coventry edition of MONOPOLY

MONOPOLY mascot Rich Uncle Pennybags was out and about around Coventry at the end of last week to remind Observer readers to submit suggestions for the 30 landmarks and six charities they want to appear on the city’s special edition of the game.

We revealed last week how the MONOPOLY Coventry edition was being created to celebrate the UK City of Culture 2021.

The board will honour 30 of the city’s landmarks and six of the very best Coventry charities and on the Community Chest squares and cards.

And Winning Moves UK, which is creating the game under licence from Hasbro, wants to hear from residents about which landmarks they would like to see on the spaces.

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry City FC, The Lady Godiva Statue and The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and are among some expected popular choices.

George Shrimpton, from Winning Moves UK, said the company was delighted to be celebrating and honouring Coventry in its UK City of Culture year.

“We have had clamours for a new game for quite some time and we feel this is the perfect time and year to produce this board and in this way.

“The new game will see sets and cards themed around heritage, shopping, education, entertainment and lots more.”

In 2002 there was a Coventry MONOPOLY game which, though hugely popular in its day, has been discontinued for many years.

People wanting to nominate landmarks and charities to feature in the game can email their suggestions to coventry@winningmoves.co.uk or by post to The MONOPOLY: Coventry Edition game, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ.

Nominations can also be submitted via The MONOPOLY: Coventry Edition game Facebook page.

The deadline for entries is 11.59pm on Saturday, April 24.

The new Coventry MONOPOLY edition will hit the shops in October.

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