Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Mr Monopoly unveiled Winning Moves' new Brisbane-centric Monopoly set in the city's premier lifestyle, cultural and recreational hub, South Bank.
This location has also taken out the coveted Mayfair position on the game board. Brisbane’s heritage-listed Story Bridge scored the second most exclusive Blue position.
In all, 22 Brisbane and greater Brisbane property landmarks were selected to replace the famous London streets on the original board. Those making the cut were nominated by popular vote via email and Facebook earlier this year.
“It was enlightening to consult with the public who resoundingly favoured South Bank, citing it’s lush parklands, unique beach, river views, world-class eateries and events as the reasons why it should be awarded the premier location on the board,” Jason Cain Winning Moves Australia executive said.
Appealing tourist destination Mt Coot-Tha Lookout and Australia’s very first entertainment district, Fortitude Valley were favoured by visitors and residents alike for the thrifty brown slots.
The yellow portfolio focuses on popular waterfront locations, Portside Wharf, Manly Harbour Village and Breakfast Creek.
Sporting hot spots were selected for the orange slots are Eagle Farm Racecoure, The Gabba and Suncorp Stadium; while the light blue locations have a recreational bent, showcasing Riverlife, City Hall – Shingle Inn and the home of the Ekka, Brisbane Showgrounds.
The red properties feature the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum and Qagoma.
Foodies and shopaholics can bid for the pink spots where Brisbane Markets, the Queen Street Mall and Eagle Street Pier are sited.
Up for grabs on the green slots are the University of Queensland, Tangalooma Island Resort, and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Utilities and the traditional railways spots have been localised, featuring Brisbane Water and Brisbane Trains, Ferries, Airport and Buses.
Community Chest and Chance Cards also have a banana-bender theme such as $M100 if you are caught speeding on Story Bridge, $M50 for accidentally entering the Clem Jones tunnel or worse, cop a fine for 'hooning' and have to pay $M50 to un-impound your car.
Public transport can be just as problematic with players being asked to go back three spaces when Fortitude Valley Station is flooded or being penalised by an inspector for forgetting to tap-on with your GO card.
Players will be able to score dollars with the right cards: collecting $M50 for heading to the ‘Goldie’ for a weekend away or $M20 for winning first place in the Great Court Race at UQ, or collect $M25 for watching the city lights from Mt Coot-tha.
“With almost 7 million visitors per year it’s no wonder Brisbane has become a destination of choice,” Cr Quirk said. “The board promotes the remarkable landmarks that stand out to locals and international visitors.”
“The locations and buildings featured on the board serve as a reminder that our city has a lot to be proud of. I encourage everyone to discover or rediscover our world-class iconic landmarks and destinations,” he said.
Monopoly Brisbane edition will available from the 19 October 2016.