Cold and rainy weather will soon
be here making it the perfect time to stay inside and play family board games. I
grew up playing epic, marathon games of Monopoly with my sister Joanne
and brother David. As young children we spent many countless happy hours
playing this game of skill, luck, and strategy, which was permanently installed
on the games table in the family room of our home. When I learned that Top Trumps USA Inc. was
introducing a new Monopoly
Greenwich (Connecticut) edition, it brought a smile to face and my
heart raced with anticipation of playing their new game. For the Greenwich
edition, Monopoly has replaced the famous properties of my youth with Greenwich
Growing up playing the game of
Monopoly, we learned to carefully plot and plan each real estate purchase like
real estate veterans. Seasoned players that we became, we learned the value of purchasing
railroads and the high-ticket real estate properties i.e. Boardwalk, Park
Place, and Pennsylvania Avenue. We knew that buying up anything and everything
and putting houses on them without a keen eye to the future could result in
losing our money and costing us the game. Over the course of many years, we
learned to become shrewd buyers, we learned the value of money, and when we
landed on the Community Chest space, we learned the value of charitable giving.
It also provided us with countless hours of fun!
Featured on the new board are Greenwich
Library and Greenwich Hospital, the railroad companies are represented
by Old Greenwich Station, Greenwich Station, Cos Cob Station,
and Riverside Station, which are the Metro North Railroad
stations serving the various sections of Greenwich. Historical and cultural landmarks
include the Bush Holley House, Putnam Cottage, Bruce Museum,
and the Audubon Center.
Greenwich has beautiful outdoor
spaces, represented by Byram Park, Bruce Park, Roger Sherman
Park, Binney Park, Greenwich Harbor, and beaches: Island
Beach, Great Captain Island, and Greenwich Point. The
Greenwich calendar is filled with fun annual events including the Film
Festival (Greenwich International Film Festival "GIFF"), the Town Party,
and the Car Show (Greenwich Concours d 'Elegance).
Greenwich, Connecticut is a
wealthy enclave and thus Miller Motorcars (think luxury motorcars i.e. Ferrari,
Aston Martin, Bentley, and more) is prominently listed as is Greenwich
Avenue lined with prestigious and luxurious shops and upscale restaurants
with top chefs. Other notables include the Country Club and Greenwich
As with the original game, there
are the utility companies, represented by Greenwich Water and Greenwich
Electricity. You must still pay a Super Tax, you can Go to Jail,
have Free Parking, and Collect a Salary as you pass GO, if you
land on those spaces, and there are still many opportunities to land on Chance
and the Community Chest spaces.
Whether you currently live in
Greenwich, lived there in the past, or have fond memories of visiting there, Monopoly
* Fast-Dealing Property Trading Game* Greenwich Edition is sure to thrill.
I cannot wait to play my new game! Now to decide which game token I want to
use: the top hat, the racecar, the shoe, the thimble, the wheelbarrow, the ferry,
or the dog or cat! Ah, sweet memories of my youth to be replaced by sweet new
memories. Siblings beware, let the games begin!
The board game Monopoly was first
introduced in 1935 and is now available in 114 countries and 47 languages!
Designed for up to 8 players ages 8 and older, "the fast dealing property
trading game" is fun for all ages with hours of family or adult fun.
Greenwich Monopoly is available
at local and online retailers, including: Awesome
Toys (Stamford), Back 40 Mercantile, The Bruce Museum Shop, Funky
Monkey Toys, Party Paper & Things, Greenwich Historical
Society Museum Store, The Greenwich Hospital Gift Shop, Miller
Motorcars, Smart Kids Toys, Splurge Gifts and Zyn's. The game retails for $39.99.
About Top Trumps
Trumps USA Inc is a USA division of Winning
Moves International. We make an assortment of world-famous educational card and
board games. These include the original Top Trumps card game, Top Trumps Match
- the Crazy Cube Game, Top Trumps Quiz, fast-paced word tile game Lexicon-GO!
playing cards & puzzles. Top Trumps will now be bringing official
versions of completely customized MONOPOLY for the North American market under
license from Hasbro. Each community-based MONOPOLY experience will play homage
to all of the favorite locations, icons, and businesses creating a game play
that truly embraces what makes each community unique and special.
About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global
play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play and
Entertainment Experiences. From toys, games and consumer products to
television, movies, digital gaming, live action, music, and virtual reality
experiences, Hasbro connects to global audiences by bringing to life great
innovations, stories, and brands across established and inventive platforms.
Hasbro's iconic brands include NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MY LITTLE PONY,
TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ
MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. Through its global entertainment
studio, eOne, Hasbro is building its brands globally through great storytelling
and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better
place for all children and all families through corporate social responsibility
and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked among the 2020 100 Best Corporate Citizens by
3BL Media and has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by
Ethisphere Institute for the past nine years. We routinely share important
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