Governor Babatunde Fashola
Monopoly, the world’s most famous board game, is set to launch its’ first African city edition – The City of Lagos edition on December 11.
The City of Lagos edition of Monopoly is brought to the market by Bestman Games with the support of the Lagos State Government, First Bank of Nigeria Plc and GTBank Plc and other esteemed partners.
Millions of Nigerians grew up playing the iconic board game and the images of Mr. Monopoly, Advance to Go and the Free Parking spaces are etched permanently in the hearts and minds of people across the country.
The strength of the City of Lagos Monopoly board is that it further enhances the profile of Lagos and Nigeria, presenting the mega city on the world stage in a fun and attractive way. More so, it is a powerful tool for children, as they grow up, to play a board game that they can relate to and that captures familiar streets, neighbourboods and leading brands, which other board games currently do not address.
Thus, it is a tool to educate people about some of the laws of the city that are so often overlooked, to promote financial literacy and tourism, allowing all those who love Lagos to have a piece of her in their homes and get a sense of the unique aspects of daily life that are synonymous with the mega city.
Among the questions to be answered on December 11 is which Lagos landmark will be equated to Mayfair Square - the most coveted real estate in the familiar London edition.