Monopoly: The High Wycombe Edition

It’s true Wycombe is getting its own Monopoly board!

Bosses of the world’s most famous board game have fallen in love with High Wycombe that today have announced it has landed the honour of its very own official game – after seeing off 24 other places across the globe, some A-List on glam and glitz

Each year the MONOPOLY dice roll on a new place – over the last two years it has been Palm Springs in leafy Riverside County, California and The Hamptons in New York state – and High Wycombe has beaten a shortlist of 24 other places from across the world (some of these perhaps perceived as far more glamorous, including Carmel-by-the-Sea in Monterey, California).

Bosses at London-based games company Winning Moves, who are producing the game under licensing from Hasbro, say a variety of factors were used in selecting the winning place. These include ‘Pride’; ‘Beauty’ and ‘Sense of Community.

The announcement was made today in the High Street featuring Mr Monopoly and two love hearts to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Afolabi Omotola, Custom Games Executive from Winning Moves UK told Luke why High Wycombe was picked

HWBIDCo CEO Melanie Williams spoke to Luke in the High Street about the exciting news

Wycombe MP Steve Baker suggested some of the places he would like to see on the board

Deputy Mayor Lesley Clarke shared her excitement on receiving the news that Wycombe would be getting its own board

Monopoly expert Graham Barnes shares his top tips on the board game

The game will hit the shops this October – in time for Christmas – but before it goes into production the public is being invited to suggest High Wycombe landmarks and cards feature in the game, by emailing .  

 Polling starts at 10 am on Monday 14th February and closes at 23.59pm on 28th February.