by Rachel Ogbu
Bestman Games prepares to launch the first African city edition of the game Monopoly.
Bestman Games said come December 11, 2012, the City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly will portray the strength of the city through one of the most famous board games in the world.
With the support of the Lagos State Government, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and other esteemed partners, the Monopoly board game plans to enhance the profile of Lagos and Nigeria.
According to the company in a press statement, the game 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, neighbourhoods and leading brands, which other board games currently do not address.
The statement reads:
“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.”
“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.”