Bestman Games, with the support of the Lagos State Government, First Bank of Nigeria Plc and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and other esteemed partners, are set to launch the first African city edition of the world’s most famous board game, Monopoly.
In a statement made available to THISDAY on Tuesday, Bestman Games said the City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly, set to be launched on December 11, 2012, portrays the strength of the city.
According to the company, the Monopoly board as one that enhances the profile of Lagos and Nigeria would present the mega city on the world stage in a fun and attractive way.
Bestman also disclosed that the initiative would be a powerful tool for children as they can relate to the board game, adding that it captures familiar streets, neighbourboods and leading brands, which other board games currently do not address.
The statement reads in part, “Millions of Nigerians grew up playing the iconic board game. 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.
“Several memorable family moments have been defined by the playing of the game. It is such moments that this special edition aims to revive amongst the youth and other segments of our population.”
It added, “This is one of several reasons that the City of Lagos Edition has enjoyed the full endorsement of the Lagos State Government.
“The government aims to use this novel tool to educate people about some of the laws of the city that are so often overlooked, to promote financial literacy and tourism.”