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Isle of Wight Monopoly to be launched

Wed 19 May 2010

Isle of Wight Monopoly to be launched

Tourists who have taken Isle of Wight holidays in the past will soon be able to buy island landmarks such as Osborne House, as an Isle of Wight version of Monopoly is to be launched.

The famous game has various regional instalments such as Bristol and Lancashire, as well as the original London game, but this will be the first to feature the Isle of Wight.

Monopoly's makers were approached by Eileen Eaton, a teacher at Oakfield Primary School in Ryde, reports VentnorBlog.

The local news provider noted: "The twist with this is islanders will be able to vote for the places that they think should fill the board's 30+ Isle of Wight landmarks."

Places that may be in contention include the Needles, Appuldurcombe House, Carisbrooke Castle and Bembridge Windmill.

Osborne House could be a front-runner for one of the most expensive spaces on the board, as it is one of the Isle of Wight's most famous landmarks, after it was built for Queen Victoria in the 1840s.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-19786010-ADNFCR

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