Hull Monopoly Joins a Distinguished Club

The 7th of April saw Hull join a distinguished club including places such as New York, Portsmouth and Leeds.

The 2017 City of Culture has been immortalised in the board game Monopoly.

 

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It seems almost surreal but instantly put a smile on the face of everyone buying it.

Each coloured sections has been given a theme, for example the Pink section is for the three main sports teams Hull City AFC, Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers. Other themes include museums and festivals. The sought after blue tiles are reserved for The Humber Bridge and Hull City Hall.

The main challenge when re-branding, is the ability to keep the identity and integrity of the original, but add something special to it that is different form the one’s which have gone before.

The Hull version provides a familiarity with iconic landmarks from around the city. It has the potential to give a sense of ownership to the people playing it.

Jayne Watts from Old Town said: i’m so excited, but it is a bit strange. I once got excited being at Kings Cross Station as a kid because the original”

The news room has made a video to allow you to see the potential of what is in store. It is a look at what is another big moment, in a big year for Hull.

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