Game Creator Takes Suggestions for Main Line Monopoly Edition

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You’ve seen the iconic squares on the game board like Park Place and Pennsylvania Railroad… but what about Lancaster Avenue and the Paoli-Thorndale Line?

A Main Line Philadelphia Monopoly edition is in the works, and the creators are asking locals for feedback.

“The only thing from the classic Monopoly that we keep are the four corner squares … and also the pieces that move around the board, but everything else is custom,” explained Dennis Gavaghen, a representative of Top Trumps USA. , which makes this release in conjunction with Hasbro.

“We’ve been around since 1982,” Gavaghen said of Top Trumps. “Our company started making great games with Hasbro. We’ve been making these urban editions of Monopoly for the past 25 years.

There are 22 locations on the board, so this release will highlight other mainline businesses across the Monopoly game cards.

“One of those Community Chest cards might say, ‘You just won a free burger at any restaurant, collect 100 Monopoly dollars,'” Gavaghen said.

The company has been studying the main line for a few months. Anyone who would like to recommend businesses, universities, sports teams or other mainline grassroots establishments to be featured in the game can email mainline@toptrumps.com through March 11.

There will be advertising costs for the businesses featured, and they need to be well-tailored. The maker is looking for unique community staples that locals will recognize – not strings.

“The Main Line area is a real treasure because it is rich in history and beauty, and home to many incredible parks, businesses, colleges and universities,” added Ryan Rosenbaum, executive director of the County Chamber of Commerce. Montgomery, in a statement. . “It’s special to me personally that small to mid-level schools have the potential to be included in a national game.”

Anything on the Main Line is a consideration – Villanova, Suburban Square, Bryn Mawr College, Autograph Brasserie, Main Line Times Magazine, Merion Cricket Club. It’s in the hands of the people.

“[We’re] give the public a fair chance to send in their suggestions, that way we know we were right – or hey, we were wrong,” Gavaghen added. “We anticipate this game to be in stores for the next 50 plus years.”

The Main Line Philadelphia Monopoly edition is slated for release this fall.

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