GAME ON: The Richmond upon Thames Monopoly ‘Big Reveal’…and we are ON!
An official Richmond upon Thames version of the world’s most popular and famous family gaming brand has now officially launched and hit the shops…and we’re delighted to announce it features SPEAR!
The new board sees the borough’s finest ‘Pass GO’…from the spectacular Terrace View – which gets to land on the game’s most prestigious square, Mayfair – to other leading Richmond upon Thames favourites like Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, Bushy Park and a small island nestling on the River Thames made famous by a visit from The Beatles, one of their very last public appearances together.
In all, more than 30 Richmond upon Thames landmarks and charities feature in the game…and we get to star too!
SPEAR homelessness charity appears on one of the Community Chest cards. If you are lucky enough to pick up this card, you will have smashed your SPEAR fundraiser resulting in a ‘donation’ in the game. Hopefully this will spur you on to do a real fundraiser to help us support people experiencing homelessness?
Heidi Shrimpton, Head of Fundraising, Volunteering & Communications at SPEAR, comments:
“Thank you to everyone who voted for SPEAR to be one of the local charities featured in the game. We have been supporting people experiencing homelessness for almost 35 years, our services have expanded to other boroughs in SW London but Richmond was where it all started with our founder Penny Wade, a Richmond local resident. We continue to help vulnerable people in this close-knit community to secure accommodation and move towards a positive future.”
SPEAR’s Peer Mentors were invited to the launch event and met Mr Monopoly!
“We have been wonderfully spoilt for choice putting this board together,” says Benjamin Thompson, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK, who are the makers of this game under official license from Hasbro.
“Thank you to everyone who sent in nominations – many hugely inventive and funny – during our public consultation process period. We hope the game reflects the flavour and feel of these suggestions.”
As well as the squares becoming Richmond upon Thames landmarks, many of the Chance and Community Chest cards are themed around the borough too. One sees players gifted MONOPOLY money for braving the elements by going on an early morning swim in the Thames.
The board is available now at Asda, Ryman, Waterstones, WHSmith and The Works – as well as extensively online, including on Amazon and Booghe.co.uk
See you on the board!