Liverpool Monopoly fans are being asked to help shape a special scouse edition of the popular board game.
Creators are today (15 March) unveiling plans for a brand new Liverpool version to be made and the public can vote for how its features can be themed around the city.
Famous playing tokens including the Scottie dog, racing car and boot will all be replaced with characters and objects relating to Liverpool for the game, which is expected to hit the shops in October.
The maker Winning Moves UK, which is producing the board under official licence from Monopoly owner Hasbro, has issued a call for the public’s suggestions after Liverpool was chosen above Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham and Sheffield to be the subject of the new edition.
According to creators, possible ideas for the new tokens could include anything from a Liver Bird, a ferry or a submarine to a replica of racehorse Red Rum or famous faces associated with the city like Cilla Black, John Lennon or Mo Salah.
Meanwhile the streets on the board will be handed over to Liverpool landmarks, with Anfield and Goodison Park or the city’s cathedrals among the sites to potentially be up for grabs for paper money.
The game’s landmarks and themed Community Chest and Chance cards are also open to the public vote for the Liverpool Monopoly, which comes 20 years after a previous version was based on the city.
Benjamin Thompson, custom games manager at Winning Moves UK, says: “Everything is up for grabs, the public will get to decide.”
He adds: “We are delighted that the Monopoly dice for this year will be rolling on Liverpool.
“Because this version – unlike the first one for the city 20 years ago – will see the tokens all customised and as voted by the public, we wanted to make sure the city the new Monopoly game is being based on has a sense of humour.
“Liverpool’s sense of humour is legendary.”
Polling is open from 10am on 15 March until 11.59pm on 14 April, and votes can be cast via email to email@example.com.