13 December, 2017 Lymm Village, Cheshire

Monopoly an absolute classic comes to Lymm

By Matthew 10/20/2017 11:03:07 PM

Where have I seen a board game like this before?...

Whether it's a weekend with the grandparents, a lad's night in with a takeaway or having all the family round for Christmas Day, Monopoly is an absolute classic! The world famous game of luck, chance and wheeling and dealing has been around since 1934 and is still the most popular, most widely played, and best-selling board game in the world today! No other game about strategy, chance and ultimately about greed, has turned so many game playing moments into memories; hence why it's such a classic! What better idea then, to customise our very own Lymm born and bred version.... So whether you're discovering the fun for the first time or reliving the carefree days of youth, get out there and buy, sell, mortgage, build and collect those rents from all your favourite places in Lymm in our very own....Lymmopoly!!

The Brains behind the Newborn Board

It was Nick Harris, General Manager of The Spread Eagle pub, who came up with the idea of 'Lymmopoly', and along with the help of Dave Teehan, one of the pubs regulars, they were able to bring the idea to light. Featuring 27 Lymm businesses, plus Lymm Dam which replaces the 'Water' utility, the game is entirely Lymm-based. With new quirky features like wooden beer barrels for hotels and pint glasses for houses, it's the original Monopoly game that we all grew up with and loved, just with a Lymm twist!

'Lymmited Edition'

The pub set of Lymmopoly is now complete and ready to play, however Dave then went on to produce a further 20 "Lymmited Edition" boxed sets which are now available to purchase!

Costing over £2000 to produce these further 20 sets, Dave is currently appealing to each business which features on the board to contribute £50 towards the cost of production. Lymm.com kindly made a £200 donation for all the efforts that went into making it, and J.W. Lees brewery will also be approached for sponsorship so that the sets can be sold for just £20 each.

Set 20 of the 20 was raffled off at The Spread Eagle with the winner being Noel Croot from The Saddlers Arms. Following from the success of this, it has been decided that set 19 of the 20 will be raffled off too and the tickets are selling fast!

Any money left over from the sale of these sets, will be divided evenly between the two charity shops in Lymm, St Roccos Hospice and International Aid Trust.