UK-based Winning Moves say that the game will be sold exclusively through local businesses in Phuket from August next year.
Residents of Phuket will now have the opportunity to help produce this customised version of the world-famous game, the game organiser also announced.
Each of the Monopoly spaces (28 in all) will be replaced with familiar locations around Phuket. Many of the Chance and Community Chest cards will also be getting a Phuket-themed makeover, the company said in a press release made public today (Dec 10).
From today (Thursday, Dec 10), suggestions will be welcomed on which locations people would like to see featured through the Phuket Monopoly Facebook page, the release added.
Jennifer Lau from Winning Moves UK, who is producing the game under official license from Hasbro, who own Monopoly, commented, “There are so many beautiful locations around Phuket that we want to fit on the board. We want this to be an accurate representation of Phuket, so we would love everyone to send their recommendations for what they would like to see included.”
Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East & Americas), says, “We are so excited to see Phuket as the first Asian destination to feature on the famous Monopoly board.
“Phuket is a world-class holiday destination and one of Thailand’s most popular islands, so we can’t wait to see it brought to life through one of the world’s best-loved games.
“Phuket Monopoly is a fun way to showcase the variety the island has to offer from its beautiful beaches, historic old town, temples, night markets and restaurants to national parks, spas, golf courses and luxury hotels. It’s not just a great keepsake to remind travellers of their amazing holiday but an entertaining way to plan a trip to Thailand too!” he said.
The game itself will be colour-themed in different sets, from tourism to culture, shopping to business, to the most iconic attractions.
“Anything and everything will be considered, from the National Park to Patong Beach, Island boat tours through to the fantastic restaurants in the area.” said the release.