The World’s Most Popular Board Game Announces Charleston Edition

This fall, Charleston residents will be able to play the world’s most popular board game in a way that pays tribute to all things Holy City. From today until April 7, fans can voice which locations they would like to see featured on the board via the official MONOPOLY: Charleston Edition email at

The new MONOPOLY© edition will see locally themed squares replace Boardwalk and Park Place from the original Atlantic City MONOPOLY board and will include a customized ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ playing cards, making the entire game truly a Charleston experience. A few squares will also be dedicated to some of Charleston’s most iconic and beloved landmarks.

According to Top Trumps, manufacturers of the official Charleston version of MONOPOLY© under license from global branded entertainment leader Hasbro, the game will be on shelves starting in November.

MONOPOLY first hit shelves in 1935 with the Racecar, Thimble, Boot, Top Hat, and Battleship among the original set of MONOPOLY tokens while the Scottie Dog and Wheelbarrow were added in the early 1950s. Although the brand has evolved over the past 87 years, the gameplay and iconography of the classic MONOPOLY game has remained unchanged, making it a timeless classic sure to be enjoyed by future generations. Today, MONOPOLY is the world’s favorite family game brand and is enjoyed by more than one billion players in 114 countries across the globe.

“We want to ensure that MONOPOLY: Charleston Edition is an accurate portrayal of what locals love about the Holy City, so we would love for everyone to get on ‘board’ and send us their recommendations of what they would like to see included. Anything and everything is up for consideration, including the Charleston RiverDogs, the Pineapple Fountain, the Charleston Museum or Rainbow Row, and we want to know your favorite Charleston places that must be on the board – so please get involved! This edition will be everything you love about the traditional board, adapted in a way that Charlestonians will enjoy for generations to come. There will also be opportunities in the coming months for the community and individuals alike to get involved in the creation of this game, so stay tuned for more exciting details.”
– Katie Hubbard, representative, Top Trumps

“It’s only fitting that one of the most historic cities in America would be represented in a special edition of one of the country’s most historic board games. We are honored to have been chosen for this partnership, and I look forward to playing a round of MONOPOLY: Charleston Edition!”
– Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg

“Congratulations to Hasbro on the creation of Monopoly Charleston Edition. This edition will illustrate why the Charleston area is named a top destination year after year. The vibrant culture, authentic experiences, and genuine hospitality unique to our community continue to make it a place worthy of commemoration."
– Helen Hill, CEO, Explore Charleston

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