Taunton Monopoly to be launched at Cooper Associates County Ground

The Taunton edition of Monopoly will be launched at a special event at the Cooper Associates County Ground later this month.

The much-anticipated official edition will be unveiled at a high profile red-carpet ceremony and a Taunton youngster will get his hands on the game before anyone else!

Jay Biddle will get to be a ‘VIP’ (Very Important Player) for the day after beating more than 200 others to land the prize after the game’s makers Winning Moves UK put out a VIP search in the summer.

He will get to collect the very first game, which will be specially signed by the makers of the game plus those Taunton landmarks starring on it.

“Very well done to Jay,” said Jake Houghton, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK, makers of the new MONOPOLY: Taunton Edition game under official license from Hasbro. “We look forward to seeing him at the launch. We had a magnificent response to the competition. Thank you to everyone who entered.”

Jay’s mum Rachel Biddle said: “We are delighted he has won and it’s apt as he has been a huge Monopoly fan since being very young.”

Entrants were asked to say why they “loved” Taunton. and Jay said he loves the town because it is: “so diverse” adding: “You can do shopping and within five minutes be in green land like Vivary Park.” He said today: “I can’t wait to see what’s on the new game. I’m thrilled to have won!”

The game will see the likes of Somerset County Cricket Club and The Museum of Somerset replacing the legendary London Monopoly streets like Mayfair and Park Lane. The Chance and Community Chest cards have also been customised.

The launch at the Cooper Associates County Ground will be a VIP affair on the 19th October. A red carpet is being specially laid out and Mr Monopoly in costume will be jetting in from Mayfair to be in attendance!

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