THE new official Hereford Monopoly board game will soon be launched.

It has been announced today (July 27) that it will be available to buy on Thursday October 6 at 10am.

Shops in Hereford and online are already taking pre-orders, said a Monopoly spokesperson.

Ella Gibbs from Winning Moves UK, the firm producing the new board, said: "The game will feature the great and good of Hereford and we would like to thank everyone who sent in suggestions during our public consultation period earlier in the year."


The board is set to feature the Hereford landmarks such as Hereford Cathedral, Edgar Street Stadium, the Green Dragon Hotel, the Waterworks Museum.

In February it was announced that Hereford had seen off 24 other places to land its very own official Monopoly board.

The game will see the multi-coloured property squares all themed around city landmarks – with the chance and community chest cards customised too.

"We have been wonderfully spoilt for choice putting this game together," said Ms Gibbs.

The game's sets will be themed from heritage to tourism, culture to charity, sport to shopping and more.


The train station quartet set that features in the classic original game is being handed over to a travel theme for the new Hereford edition.

That is because Hereford doesn't have a multitude of main line stations to select from like in the London Monopoly original.

In all 30 plus Hereford landmarks and favourites will be showcased in the game.

Over the last 25 years Winning Moves UK has produced official versions of Monopoly from Dubai to Dublin and Sydney to San Antonio, and now Hereford.