Portland Monopoly game released, featuring dozens of city landmarks
The iconic board game is available at local toy stores and online via Amazon and CVS.
PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - A beloved board game has gone local!
Monopoly: Portland, Maine Edition was released Thursday night and is now available to purchase in local stores and online through CVS and Amazon.
Mayor Kate Snyder was among the city representatives who attended the release event.
“We’re proud to have our city associated with the world’s most popular board game,” she said.
Though Hasbro Toy Company released a Maine Monopoly edition in 1999, Portland is the first city in the state to get its own licensed Monopoly edition. An unlicensed edition of Lewiston-AuburnOPOLY was released in 2022.
The classic Monopoly game has been rebooted to include cultural and historic landmarks and businesses from across the Greater Portland area. Those include the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, Portland Observatory, Merrill Auditorium, Becky’s Diner, Hadlock Field, Maine Mariners, The Porthole and Harbor Fish Market, among many others.
The game also includes the Beach to Beacon 10k, Eastern Promenade, Portland Head Light, and Universities of Southern Maine and New England.
The game tokens remain the classic dog, cat, thimble, top hat, wheelbarrow, shoe, ship and car.
A launch party for the game is set for Friday, Oct 6, at Sea Bags on Commercial Street at 10 a.m. — even Mr. Monopoly, himself, will be in attendance.
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