Cornish town enjoys a Monopoly

Monopoly Rex

A picture postcard Cornish village has become the smallest place in the world to get its very own version of the iconic board game Monopoly.

St Mawes, which has a population of 1,000, received its very own limited edition Monopoly board after locals Amelia and Tim Whitaker got in touch with the game’s makers.

Rather than Oxford Street and Bond Street, the St Mawes version features local landmarks such as the lighthouse and 16th century castle.

While the rules are the same as with traditional Monopoly, the game has a number of local twists.

For example, rather than pay a luxury tax, players are charged a mooring fee. They can also be charged £50 for driving off the harbour wall.

And rather than the normal red houses, it boasts white seaside cottages.

Amelia and Tim joined forces with local hotelier Olga Polizzi to get the game made.

They appealed to UK manufacturer Winning Moves, which produces Monopoly boards in Britain under licence to Hasbro.

Before the company agreed to make their design, the trio had to promise to sell 1,000 of the boards within a year or pay back the rest of the money.

by Arthur Furrowfield

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