Brisbane Markets makes new Monopoly board

BUY UP: Mr Monopoly announces the Brisbane Markets’ image is to be included on the Brisbane edition Monopoly game.
Nanjing Night Net

ASPIRING property investors can now buy the Brisbane Markets… playing Monopoly, that is.

The markets made the newly released Brisbane edition of Monopoly, launched at South Bank last week.

Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) staff members were presentwith representatives from 21 other iconicBrisbane landmark sites thatthe community had voted itwanted to see appear onthe board.

Mr Monopoly, the board’s famous moustached mascot, was on hand to raise the Brisbane Markets board image high to announce its inclusion, along with the help of BrisbaneCity Council Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.

The company behind the board with the distinctively local flavour, Hasbro licensee Winning Moves, launched the search for the icons in April of this year and contacted BMLafter the voting was completeto choose a photo to appear on the game.

Brisbane Markets appears in the pink section, where PallMallappears on the original board, and is joined by Eagle Street Pier and Queen Street Mall on the same category.

Winning Moves business development manager Jason Cain emceed the launch, noting thatBrisbane was the last Australian mainland state capital to get its own Monopoly board.

The last Australian version, based on Melbourne, sold 55,000 games which the company hoped would be replicated in Queensland, placing Brisbane Markets and 21 other iconic scenes into the homes of families and their memories.

The game is now available in stores across Queensland in time for Christmas sales.

The Gabba, University of Queenslandand QPAC were othericonic Brisbane locations to make it onto the new Monopoly board.

MrQuirk said the board had some great selections.

“It’s a board game, but nonetheless it’s great to see it’s reflected so many great Brisbane icons,” Cr Quirk said.

Jason Cain, fromWinning Moves Australia, said the properties were chosen based on popular vote.

Cr Quirk said it was no surprise South Bank and the Story Bridge came out on top.

ROLL ON: People playing the new Brisbane version of Monopoly in Queen Street Mall.

“Since we did the LED lighting on the Story Bridge it has got that whole new lease of life in our city,” he said.

Cr Quirk, a racing fan, said his favourite tile was Eagle Farm Racecourse “of course”.

The complete list of properties on Brisbane Monopoly: Mt Coot-tha lookoutFortitude valleyRiverlifeCity Hall Shingle InnBrisbane Showgrounds EkkaBrisbane MarketsQueen St Mall The Myer CentreEagle St PierEagle Farm RacecourseThe GabbaSuncorp StadiumQPACQueensland MuseumQAGOMAPortside WharfManly Harbour VillageBreakfast CreekTangalooma Island ResortLone Pine Koala SanctuaryThe University of QueenslandStory BridgeSouth Bank

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