Wycombe celebrates its new Monopoly board!

The Wycombe edition of Monopoly is out after being launched this morning at Wycombe Arts Centre, the game features local landmarks, organisations and charities from across the town.

The launch event started with Jackie Palmers Stage School who danced to a mixture of Monopoly themed music. Their Principal Marylyn Phillips said they were delighted to be featured on the board especially as they are located where The West End landmarks would normally feature.

When the board was originally announced in February, Winning Moves UK who produced the game under licence from Hasbro opened a vote to the public to have local charities appear on the board. South Bucks Hospice, Wycombe Homeless Connection, One Can Trust and Mind Wycombe all feature on the board as well as Hearing Dogs for Deaf people who won the public vote.

“High Wycombe residents have always been extremely supportive of our work and we are thrilled this has been recognised further with the result of this vote. Also, many establishments are incredibly hospitable to us and our precious puppies-in-training, warmly welcoming us into their cafes and premises. A huge thank you to everyone for all your wonderful support.”

Wycombe MP Steve Baker spoke on this morning’s Breakfast Show about the special edition

HWBIDCo CEO Melaine Williams spoke to Wycombe Sound at the launch this morning

Wycombe Arts Centre were the host of this morning’s launch and speaking to Wycombe Sound Ruth Gunstone the Center manager said being on the board is fabulous

You can buy the Wycombe Edition of Monopoly in shops across High Wycombe including Collectables R Us, ToysUK, The Works, Waterstones, WHSmith and online

More from the launch of Monopoly below