Exeter Cathedral lands popular Monopoly space
14th October 2015
Exeter Cathedral has been honoured with one of the top-spots on the city’s new Monopoly game, which was launched today.
The Cathedral has been chosen to occupy the dark blue space traditionally reserved for Mayfair in the London game. The Dean of Exeter, the Very Revd Dr Jonathan Draper said of the Cathedral: “We are very pleased that the people of Exeter have chosen their Cathedral for one of Monopoly’s most desirable locations. It’s wonderful that the city’s most iconic and historic building will occupy such a prime position on Exeter’s brand new Monopoly board.”
Dr Draper was joined by Cllr Rosie Denham (Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture) for an early morning game at the Deanery ahead of the official launch at Stepcote Hill (the ‘Old Kent Road’ of the new game).
In all, 22 Monopoly property sites take on an Exeter flavour and feel, with the Chance and Community Chest playing cards heavily customised too. The four train stations from the original London board take on a ‘travel’ theme and are St David’s and Central train stations, the airport and the bus station.
Copies of the game are available from the Cathedral Shop (01392 271354) priced £24.99