A new Northern Beaches Edition of the family favourite board game Monopoly has been released, providing a great opportunity for us to waste a few hours sharing quips and poking fun at ourselves. For a start, there should probably be no free parking square, and all players instantly run out of money once rent is due…
Now, we haven’t heard back on how this game was developed behind the scenes but with Harbord Diggers, The Steyne and Dee Why RSL all nabbing the coveted green property spaces we assume these a sponsored squares. We will add that information later when we hear back on the mechanics of it all, but no need to take it all too seriously.
But whatever the motive, what a chuckle to have our own neck of the woods immortalised on this classic boardgame. We are told a few thousand people contributed their say to what Beaches landmarks went on the board, and we present to you the results…
- Brown – North Head and Manly Dam
- Light Blue – Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Pilu and Church Point
- Pink – The Collaroy Centre, Manly Oval and Brookvale Oval
- Orange – Taste of Manly, Brookvale Show, Beach to Beach Fun Run
- Red – The Strand, Manly Corso, Westfields-Warringah Mall
- Yellow – Curl Curl Beach, Narrabeen Beach, Freshwater Beach
- Green – Harbord Diggers, The Steyne and Dee Why RSL
- Dark Blue – Manly and Palm Beach
Dale Hackett is the Monopoly Manager at the company Winning Moves, which designed the Northern Beaches version under license from Hasbro.
“I’m thrilled that this edition celebrates such a loved area of the great Sydney area. The Northern Beaches community has fully embraced bringing this game to life, and now it’s available for the public to purchase and roll the dice,” he said in a media statement.
The MONOPOLY game has been bringing family and friends together, then tearing them apart, since 1935.
The game can be purchased online from Dee Why RSL or directly from a number of partners including Pilu, Harbord Diggers, Warringah Mall, URM,Code 5 and The Steyne.