Monopoly Doha edition was launched Monday during a special event at The Pearl-Qatar Amphitheatre in the presence of the partners of the game and a good number of enthusiasts.
The exclusive Monopoly Doha Edition, the first dual-language Monopoly board game in the region, is tailored for citizens, Doha residents, and tourists to enjoy with family and friends.
Robert Osborne, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) territory manager of Winning Moves, the manufacturers of the official Monopoly Doha edition under license from Hasbro, said: "Building this board has been a wonderful insight into the city's history and future.
Robert Osborne with Monopoly Doha edition board
The beauty and culture match the diversity, creativity and ambition. Doha is a vibrant place with picturesque views and endless things to explore. I know we've captured the essence of the city, and the game reflects that so people can experience it in all its splendour."
“It is the second city edition in the Mena region. I have done 17 editions around the world. I can say that this is the most beautiful edition so far for me. Hopefully, the people will see the game reflecting their city. We have pictured it making sure that Doha is a beautiful city teeming with life, with history, culture, art among many other features,” added, Odborne.
Berthold Trenkel speaking at the launch event. PICTURES: Shaji Kayamkulam
According to the organisers, an entire month of scouting brands and experiences provided Mr. Monopoly with the necessary insights, which helped him select the key partners that populate the unique Monopoly Doha Edition game. The attendees at the launch event had the first hands-on experience of the Middle Eastern board.
Qatar Tourism chief operating officer Berthold Trenkel, said: “It will be our pleasure to welcome Monopoly to Doha and to help him experience everything this incredible destination has to offer. The Doha Monopoly board will be the perfect keepsake for visitors, as it promises to showcase the very best experiences and varied landscapes for players to enjoy at home, long after their trip.”
Monopoly's newest addition to its exclusive family of games reflects an exceptional experience with a premium list of local partners. While thousands of brands and individuals wanted a spot on the board, only selected ones can now enjoy the privilege of being part of this timeless board that wraps the Qatari capital soul of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
They are : Brown square – Katara Cultural Village and Aspire Park; Light Blue square – Museum of Islamic Art, 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, National Museum of Qatar by Qatar Museums; Pink square – Doha Golf Club, 365 Adventures and Souq Waqif; Orange square – Mall of Qatar, Gulf Mall Doha and Doha Festival City; Red square – Doha English Speaking School, Doha Film Institute and Education City by Qatar Foundation; Yellow square – Rixos Doha and Icon Tower by Qetaifan Island North, and Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara; Green square – Inland Sea, Barzan Towers and Al Thakira Mangroves; Dark Blue square – Corniche, The Pearl-Qatar at Qanat Quartier by UDC Qatar; Travel square – Gulf Helicopters, Metro, Dhow Cruise and Hamad International Airport and Leading authorities supporting the board is Qatar Tourism.