Cape Town gets on the board with new Monopoly version

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — You can now pass ‘Go’ in a new Cape Town version of the Monopoly board game.

The South African design was unveiled Friday, adding to the rich history of Monopoly, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and is licensed in more than 100 countries.

Properties for sale in the Cape Town Monopoly include Robben Island, where anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; the University of Cape Town; the suburb of Camps Bay and landmarks including Table Mountain Cableway and the V&A Waterfront.

Monopoly players seek to buy properties on the board, collecting rent from opponents. The goal is to drive other players into bankruptcy.

A manufacturer called Winning Moves is making the Cape Town game under license from U.S. company Hasbro.

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