The “City Of Lagos Edition Of Monopoly” Is Here! Bestman Games set to Launch the Lagos Edition of the World’s Most Famous Board Game

Monopoly, the world’s most famous board game is set to launch the first African city edition in Lagos on Tuesday December 11th, 2012.

The City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly is brought to the market by Bestman Games with the support of the Lagos State Government, First Bank of Nigeria, GTBank Plc and other esteemed partners.

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.

The million-dollar question on everyone’s lips is – what Lagos landmark will make the Mayfair square – the most coveted real estate in the familiar London edition? Lagos, one of the world’s fastest growing mega cities is full of iconic buildings and landmarks, making the tussle for the ‘Mayfair’ spot a hot topic.

The strength of the City of Lagos Monopoly Board is that it further enhances the profile of Lagos and Nigeria presenting the mega city on the world stage in a fun and attractive way. More so, it is a powerful tool for children, as they grow up, to play a board game that they can relate to and that captures familiar streets, neighbourboods and leading brands, which other board games currently do not address.

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, allowing all those who love Lagos to have a piece of her in their homes and get a sense of the unique aspects of our daily life that are synonymous with this mega city.

Approximately 750 million people have played the game; making it “the most played board game in the world.” With just a few weeks leading up to Christmas, this is a perfect gift for all members of the family.

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18 Comments on The “City Of Lagos Edition Of Monopoly” Is Here! Bestman Games set to Launch the Lagos Edition of the World’s Most Famous Board Game
  • Sexxie November 28, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Wow! Awesome! For Mayfair Square, l’d say Banana Island.

    • Monica November 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Nah – Old Ikoyi is deffo our Mayfair. Closely followed by GRA Ikeja and Old Victoria Island….awon Old Money spots…..

      • Andrew December 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

        Very True! Old Ikoyi seems to be our Mayfair in Lagos.

  • X factor November 28, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Cool Stuff!

  • ZeReader November 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Nice, i think mayfair would be banana island, or somewhere in ikoyi sha, we dont have train stations and we jst have one airport so how would dat work, cant wait to see it

    • Mz Socially Awkward… November 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      But Lagos has 2 airports, doesn’t it? MMA & MMA2? I’d say for the last 2 transportation options, they should maybe use really popular bus parks like Obalende (disclaimer – I very hardly go to Lagos and could be wrong about Obalende being a popular park) and another national bus park where the inter-state buses tend to arrive/depart from.

      I sense Mushin will be taking the place of Mediterranean or Baltic Avenue…

  • julit November 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

    and for kent i’d say ………. lmao. wetin be this abeg? its cool though i wont lie.

  • Damie November 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Love this

  • andie November 28, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Won’t be the first African city. There are Cape Town and Cairo Monopolies

  • Gbemmy November 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Electricity company ..PHCN …imagine going to jail …. Go to kirikiri or alagbon .. ..and what would happen to traffic oooo…

  • Somebody’s Pikin November 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Love me some monopoly! Good look!

  • yinka November 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Mayfair would def be Bourdillon Rd in Ikoyi. Old kent road will probably be Agege. lol.

    • Monica November 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      haha! agreed. Old Ikoyi is deffo our Mayfair. Closely followed GRA Ikeja and Old Victoria Island….awon Old Money spots…..

  • Whoa November 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    nice one…

  • Goodnessme! November 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    My Fav Board Game in the Whole wide World i just can not wait! Whoop di do!! hahaaaa!

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  • irked December 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    that doesn’t trivialise how momentous and cool this is for Lagos. show some patriotism… or if you’re not Nigerian just keep mum

  • Young Nigerian Child May 31, 2013 at 6:33 am

    I just got mine. It’s so cool and awesome

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