Jane Austen Monopoly Game is Coming

I did not see this coming. To celebrate the city of Winchester, UK, a Monopoly version of the game was released this past week. The game was influenced by the 200 death-versary of our Jane.

From the BBC:

Playing pieces could include the King Alfred the Great Statue and its cathedral, and banknotes in the game could feature a portrait of the author.

Residents can nominate landmarks in the city to fill the spaces on the board.

From the Hampshire Chronicle:

The game will see around 30 leading Winchester landmarks replacing the famous Monopoly addresses like Mayfair and Park Lane. We are inviting the public to help us put this edition together by sending in votes and suggestions. From very initial soundings we have so far had the most wonderful response.

We are absolutely sure this will be one of the best Monopoly editions anywhere every in the world. It may probably prove a case of what is left off rather than on.

The Chance and Community Chest cards will be Winchester themed too. One could send players back three spaces for getting stuck in a Winchester traffic bottleneck. It’s a blank canvas at the moment but it will be ready to be released in time for this Christmas and will hit shop shelves this October.