Photo Gallery: Board game’s latest version with a Southwold, Reydon and Walberswick twist
PUBLISHED: 12:07 12 December 2012
Dreams of owning a property in one of Suffolk’s premier resorts can come true this Christmas - with a roll of the dice.
Southwold, Reydon and Walberswick Monopoly is the latest regional version of the world’s most famous board game to hit the shelves.
Launched today, and featuring local landmarks, hotels, pubs and shops, the bespoke family game follows the success last Christmas of Aldeburgh Monopoly.
Familiar spaces around the board include the Blyth Hotel, the Lord Nelson, the Red Lion, the Anchor and the Bell at Walberswick, The Kings Head and The Sole Bay Inn.
Marianne Fellowes, creator of the latest town edition of game, said: “I wanted to showcase how special Southwold, Reydon and Walberswick are as a place to live, work or visit and to support independent traders.
“It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty and remains largely the same as it has been for decades. Yet, there is now a diverse range of leisure and sporting activities, theatre, arts and music events throughout the year - with something for everyone, including award winning hotels, restaurants and pubs, independent shops and family run businesses.”
The board also includes popular independent shops Collen and Clare, Spots and the Adnams Cellar and Kitchen.
Nik Battersby and Ashleen Lavendar of Winning Moves UK, which produced the customised version of the game, said: “Southwold and its surrounding areas are such beautiful and vibrant places that it’s exciting to see them appearing on a Monopoly board.
“My family and I have had two fantastic holidays in Southwold, and I look forward to being able to visit and buy the local pubs in my own London living room.”
Tony Pick provided scenic photography of Southwold, and each “chance” and “community chest” card has been customised to reveal the icons and quirky traditions the town is known for, including the famous beach huts.
Southwold, Reydon and Walberswick Monopoly is available to buy from today at Spots in Southwold, or online at southwoldgifts.co.uk