Hasbro's Monopoly Accra To Get On Board With Customized Version

“Monopoly” with Lagos being the first. Customized Editions of Monopoly for Africa include country, city, corporate, school, sports and commemorative editions.

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Hasbro, the world’s largest toy and game manufacturer has launched the Accra edition of Monopoly, leading to the partnership between Bestman Games and Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in the development of the Accra edition of Monopoly, This was revealed during a media launch of Monopoly board Game in Accra.

The Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Nimi Akinkugbe speaking at the launch said Accra, the capital city of Ghana is the second African country to have its own customized edition of the local board game

“Monopoly” with Lagos being the first. Customized Editions of Monopoly for Africa include country, city, corporate, school, sports and commemorative editions.

‘Accra will be joining the special club of famous international cities namely, New York, Paris and Sydney also with their own version of monopoly, Bestman Games will
be the African distributor of the new local edition of the famous Monopoly board game”, she said.

Mrs Akinkugbe said the Monopoly board game with 22 locations themed into only 8 properties will be fully themed to the iconic locations of Accra. Landmarks expected to feature on the board include

Roman ridge, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Oxford Street, Airport Residential, independence Avenue and many more. “who knows where the famous Trasacco will feature in the new monopoly edition”, she said.

According to Akinkugbe the public will get a say about what should make the board, people in Ghana will get a chance to vote over a one week period for a particular landmark in Accra which will be preferable by them to be featured on the new monopoly Accra edition board.

She added that the board game will be a great startup point for Ghanaian children to learn about their own iconical landmark in a fun way. The board game teaches a lot right from social and financial matters as well as an educational tool for both young and old.

The flagship products is aimed at promoting personal finance literacy, fostering strong family relationships, enhancing the profile of African cities by projecting a positive image of Africa as well as encourage strong ethical values in the society.

Dr. Joel Sonne, director for projects, Ministry of Tourism, speaking on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Tourism said the new edition of the Accra Monopoly serves as a promotional tool for the ministry in promoting Ghana the gateway to Africa as a preferred tourist site.

He added that new edition will showcase creative industries, rich Ghanaian culture and Arts, indigenous Ghanaian sayings, as well as the various landmarks in the country. This according to the ministry will be a great tool to see before visiting the country as well as helping the Ghanaians to know their country’s landmark much better.

Some partnering company’s include Imani Consult, Fedilty Bank and Lamudi Ghana. The public are required to join the selection of these iconic landmarks to be feature on the board through Facebook,( www.facebook.com/bestmangamesltd.)

Once the new Accra Monopoly has been designed and developed it will be available for purchase and play across Accra Ghana and the world. Mrs Akinkugbe concluded.

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