Bluestone is to celebrate its tenth anniversary by launching its own version of Monopoly

By Rachael Misstear

Bluestone National Park Resort is delighted to announce that to help celebrate our 10th year of being open; we are going to launch our very own Monopoly Game this July. (I know, 10 years since we’ve been open, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun).

Creating your own version of Monopoly is harder than you think, we are all very excited to have the “Chance” – get it - Chance? To be involved in the design of our version of the game, but most importantly, we need your help to come up with ideas for place names and unique Bluestone aspects for the legendary game.

Many people will say that it’s the world's most popular board game; Monopoly sees its players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game-board buying and trading properties, and developing them with houses and hotels – or Cottages and Lodges in our version!

Players collect rent from their opponents, with the goal being to be the wealthiest property landlord.

“As a family resort, this is the perfect partnership for us, to team up with one of the world’s most popular family games,” said Head of Sales and Marketing Yvonne Buckingham.

“We are really excited to work with Monopoly and launch what will be an exclusive game and a great way for us to celebrate 10 years of Bluestone.”

For Bluestone Monopoly the idea is to switch the upmarket London property locations like Mayfair and Park Lane for some of our stunning lodge areas.

“Ultimately, this is a game for our guests, so we want to get them on board (another great Monopoly pun) with ideas from the start.”

Some of the games most famous staples such as Chance and Community Chest cards, utility companies and train stations can all be “Bluestoned” in advance of the launch of our very own version. 

Monopoly has numerous house rules and hundreds of different editions exist, but never before has there been a Bluestone edition, but as with all things at Bluestone, we are working with our thousands of guests to come up with the best possible format to make this the perfect edition of Monopoly that all of the family will enjoy – this is where you come in!

We are looking for ideas as to how we might recreate the ‘Chance’ and ‘Community Chest’ cards, and we hope to  come up with a quirky alternative to these traditional cards - the Bluestone version of the game may also need a new Bluestone playing piece.

We all know the iconic playing pieces, but we thought it might be nice to have one piece that really captures what Bluestone is all about, and we will be launching a competition within the next few days to seek ideas.

The winner has the chance of seeing their ideas created as part of the new game, as well as being invited to its launch in July. They will also be presented with their very own copy of the new Bluestone Monopoly!

So, keep an eye on our Facebook page and get involved for your chance to be part of this amazing experience.

Join our conversations on Facebook or twitter, using the hashtag #BluestoneMonopoly

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