A real-life version of Monopoly is being launched later this year.
The version, which is said to be ‘fully immersive,’ will bring almost all the key elements of the board game to life and will make the hit board game as real as possible.
Players will be walking through a set containing themed rooms at the Monopoly Dreams theme park in Hong Kong.
Holograms and interactive technology will be used to create Chance cards, Title Deeds, Train Station, Electric Company, Water Works, and, of course, the Bank.
And as you’ve expected, there is also a jail cell where you or other players can land themselves in.
The version doesn’t have areas named Bond Street, Mayfair, and Trafalgar Square as in the original version. Instead, the locations are taken from Monopoly’s Hong Kong version.
The Peak is the most expensive location in the game and it’s also where the theme park is located.
Besides the usual fun the board game offers, the real-life version will feature some murder or mystery styled subplot, in which a villain will steal diamonds from Mr Monopoly’s residence and players will have to solve the mystery.
Casey Collins, who is General Manager of Entertainment and Licensing at Hasbro – the company which owns the board game – said the Monopoly Dreams theme park will be ‘wonderfully memorable’ for visitors.
Collins said: “Our exciting partnership with Monopoly Dreams allows Hasbro to further extend the reach of Monopoly to location based entertainment sector and provide families and tourists with wonderfully memorable and highly immersive entertainment experiences by stepping into the first, fully immersive Monopoly-themed entertainment attraction.”
Chief Operations Officer of Monopoly Dreams Gary Chan said they hope the theme park will attract new tourists to The Peak.
“Having invested – a significant amount of resources to design and create Monopoly Dreams, we highly treasure the establishment of this project. We target to accommodate over 700,000 visitors,” he said.
“Not only are we dedicated to bringing immersive interactive experience for all generations of local Hong Kong, we are also endeavored to offer a new destination for tourists.”
The exact inauguration date for the theme park hasn’t been announced yet but it’s confirmed to open later this year.
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