Belfast Monopoly

The Belfast Telegraph and BBC are reporting that representatives of the Winning Moves (the makers of Monopoly) were in Belfast yesterday to launch the Belfast edition and indeed to canvass opinion as to which places should be included. There is of course already a Northern Ireland edition of Monopoly. I wonder if they could make a special politically controversial version (or maybe two versions) with various places being worthless or valuable dependent on the appropriate market. We could call it Bigotopoly.

  • Ulsters my homeland

    What about a 6 county version? lol

  • Ulsters my homeland

    regarding the Belfast edition, will the falls rd be situated beside the jail?

  • The Third Policeman

    Must point out at this stage that there is also an All-Ireland Monopoly and a Dublin one as well I think.

  • TAFKABO

    I already have a Northern Ireland version of Monopoly.
    By the way, did you know that the Orange properties are always the best ones to have in the game?

    (strategically placed to capitalise on all those early release get out of jail free prisoners)

  • Mustapha Mond

    Has anyone ever finished a game of Monopoly?

  • Ard Eoin

    Is this version of monopoly going to have bi-lingual street signs?

    I have also read somewhere of suggestions that ‘Go to Jail’ be replaced by ‘Go to Dublin’, I think the makers of this game are biting off more than they can chew with what is basically a PR stunt.

  • Dewi

    Just read this – funny Turgon!

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    regarding the Belfast edition, will the falls rd be situated beside the jail?
    Posted by Ulsters my homeland on Mar 29, 2008 @ 11:30 AM

    I guess it’ll be next to that beautiful, worldly, tolerant scholarly place of learning the Shankill Road. Almost make you wish they’d paint Raphael’s “School of Athens” over the Iron Maiden album cover, Loyalist Murals they have at present. Too pape-y I guess. An Ard Eoin an Orange Street and An Sean Choill on a green Street, progress maybe?

  • majordolittle

    Surely Palace Barracks must be worth a few quid.
    Be limited as to who you could rent it out to though. Esp if you were putting a hotel there.

  • LURIG

    If you land on a Unionist street and want to buy will you have to pay the Brigadier £1000? (For the prisoners families and the community, of course)

  • Moochin Photoman

    If you land on a Unionist street and want to buy will you have to pay the Brigadier £1000? (For the prisoners families and the community, of course)

    Posted by LURIG on Mar 29, 2008 @ 11:09 PM

    Wouldn’t that have something to do with the community chest cards?

    Some of the possible cards could be…..

    Trip on a pavement. Receive £500 compensation.
    Your car was broken into pay £250
    Spides mug you in the street. Miss your next roll as you spend the night in the Royal.
    You and your mates are in a RTA. Receive £1000 compensation.

    I’m sure there are a few more suggestions out there…….

  • Valenciano

    Too many possible local twists to name…

    Go to jail, get early release with the GFA card.
    Land on free parking, pay 1000 for new vehicle due to the previous one being nicked. Land on Lower Falls square, move to any random square on the board where car was found burnt out. Staying in a hotel should carry the possibility of losing the game if the holder also had an unused ‘sports injury masseur’ card. (The day trip to Giants Causeway chance card would carry the same risks dependent on possession of the friendship with property developer card.) Instead of the 200 for passing go, there would be DLA collection plus random money from the “Government grants” cards.

  • Moochin Photoman

    Tap tax Pay £75

    Illegal Tree Felling Roll dice and multiply by £3000

    Caught Recreationally Rioting Sort Legal Aid and miss next roll

    Pay £250 for business lunch

  • LURIG

    The ironic thing about most of the above posts is that they are true. If you were to buy or build in most areas of Belfast the local Uncle Andy’s & Big Mervyn’s would have to be paid off. WON’T GO TO JAIL would have to be included as many of the local commanders are also British Agents. It’s farcical but a HOLE IN THE WALL GANG comedy version would probably sell by the thousand.

  • Comrade Stalin

    Community Chest – the diesel laundering’s going well, multiply your next dice roll by two.

    Chance – your newspaper’s criticism of a local politician was “insensitive”. Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect salary.

  • iluvni

    Utilities charge….pay nothing for first year, pay over the odds for subsequent years to make up for outrageous shortfall due to incompetent accounting and woeful politicians

  • Dewi

    Derry, Londonderry, Doire and Deri as the four stations.

  • Comrade Stalin

    Chance – you rob the bank and it comes off, collect £25m Peace Dividend.

    Planning Service – pay yourself 3 year’s salary and go to sleep

  • Comrade Stalin

    Community Chest – Get Out Of JaiL Free card for use when you’ve been caught at a FARC training camp in Colombia.

  • TAFKABO

    On reflection, why on earth do people think we need a Belfast version of Monopoly?
    I mean, a game made of of strange characters who go round and round in circles, collecting massive amounts of cash, is that realistic?

  • The Serpent

    CHANCE CARD

    Stop off from Cliftonville v’s Linfield match for a quick pint. Get ambushed by the OWC Brigade. Lose 200 Pints (of blood ). Hopefully will pass Touch and Go. Linfield supporters probably will get out of jail free.

  • NP

    Did no one get the Provopoly email image a few years back ? that just about covered all the bases
    re. NI.

    i may still have it at work if anyones interested.

  • LURIG

    Indeed Serpent, there’s been VERY VERY little comment or condemnation on this ‘topical’ board today about that incident OR the death threat to the Cliftonville manager Eddie Patterson. I sometimes wonder if Unionists just close their eyes and ears and pretend Loyalist violence doesn’t exist OR maybe they prefer to ignore it. Irrespective those were shocking incidents but as you say if we are expecting manhunts and long jail sentences……well we all know the rest. MONOPOLY?? LOYALISTS?? Collect £10,000 pounds from your handler and DEFINATELY DON’T go to jail.

  • Comrade Stalin

    I sometimes wonder if Unionists just close their eyes and ears and pretend Loyalist violence doesn’t exist OR maybe they prefer to ignore it.

    On the contrary, ascribing political motivation to a bunch of drunken sectarian thugs is much more likely to do them a favour.

  • “Stop off from Cliftonville v’s Linfield match for a quick pint. Get ambushed by the OWC Brigade. Lose 200 Pints (of blood ). Hopefully will pass Touch and Go. Linfield supporters probably will get out of jail free.”

    Fuck right off. This has nothing to do with “the OWC brigade”, it was a Linfield v Cliftonville match.

  • I do apologise, it seems that based on the time and location it had nothing to do with the any football fans, certainly not ones who were at the match.

  • Belfast Gonzo

    If you go to jail, you aren’t allowed to eat anything until you roll a double.