PICTURES: Tunbridge Wells Monopoly launched - but what is Old Kent Road equivalent on ‘world’s poshest board game’?

PUBLISHED: 12:26 26 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:26 26 October 2017

Tunbridge Wells Monopoly box

Tunbridge Wells Monopoly box


There is even a spot for our sister paper, Kent on Sunday

A Tunbridge Wells version of hit board game Monopoly was officially launched this morning.

Despite claims the spa town was “way too posh” to feature an equivalent of Old Kent Road - the cheapest property on the board in the traditional game - producers opted for Calverley Grounds after hundreds submitted various suggestions.

At the other end of the board, Mayfair and Park Lane are replaced by the Pantiles and jewellers G Collins & Sons respectively, while there is even a spot for our sister paper, Kent on Sunday, which features on the Chance space, on which players can receive cash boosts, fines and transfers to other properties on the board.

Town mayor Julia Soyke said: “This is so good for Tunbridge Wells, we all know Tunbridge Wells is fabulous and we’re all very happy here but this will raise our profile even more.

“I hope it will make a fantastic Christmas present this year and stay in demand for many years to come with all the tourists we’re going to get, possibly, as a result of this.”

Robert Osborne of the game’s makers Winning Moves UK added: “The game will be a celebration of – and a love letter to – Royal Tunbridge Wells.”

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