9 August 2022
Southland themed Monopoly board game
Southland is getting its own version of the Monopoly board game, to be released in time for Christmas.
The Southland Business Chamber is creating this unique limited edition board game as a way to promote our region, and support our community in an innovative, fun and entertaining way.
Sheree Carey CE Southland Business Chamber said positions on the board are not ranked – we have instead created a theme for the board around one of the Top 10 drives of the World – The Southern Scenic Route.
Your journey will begin in the rich cultural heart of Eastern Southland. A majestic trip through a world of spectacular waterfalls and rugged coastlines leads to The Catlins Coast. Players will follow the pathway to Invercargill through to Stirling Point, Bluff. Visit Rakiura / Stewart Island, returning to the mainland to explore the pristine wilderness of Fiordland via the stunning, lush greens and blues of Western Southland and Northern Southland.
Along the way players will experience world class scenery, from snow-capped mountain peaks to beautiful lakes, stunning fiords, meandering rivers famous for fishing, fertile farmland, majestic wilderness, while showcasing a good mix of Southland attractions, activities, art and culture, events, wildlife, and southern delicacies.
Joanne O’Connor, Project and Engagement Manager Southland Business Chamber said “We hope the Southland community will love the game just as much as we do.”
Over 2,000 Southland Edition games have already been pre-sold to people all across Murihiku, as well as people in Queenstown, Dunedin, Christchurch, Nelson, Palmerston North, Wellington, Cambridge, Napier, Auckland, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Fielding, Tauranga, Rotorua, Melbourne, Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, and the USA and Canada.
“This lifetime game will be a fun conversation piece to enjoy with your family and friends for years to come, and we hope it will help encourage people to explore Southland.” Mrs O’Connor said. The official launch of Monopoly – Southland Edition will be held on Saturday, 26 November. Games are being pre-sold by the Southland Business Chamber for $59.95, and will also be stocked at H&J Smith, E Hayes & Sons, Transport World and the Gore Visitor Centre.
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