Monopoly; it’s a popular board game notorious for causing some of the most heated arguments in history. It’s still a firm favourite for families though, especially over the Christmas period. Many households will be familiar with the traditional London format, with tactical players eyeing up lucrative properties like Mayfair or Park Lane.
But what if you wanted to nab Bute Park or the Principality Stadium on your way around the board? Well, you can! Monopoly have a Cardiff edition and we think it’s brilliant. If you’ve not seen this version and are wondering which parts of the Welsh capital made the cut, we’ve listed them from cheapest to most expensive as they appear on the board.
If your Monopoly tactic is getting the cheaper properties under your belt early on, then look no further than Chippy Lane (otherwise known as Caroline Street) and Roath Park. We’re not going to lie – we’re so happy to see one of our hotspots for a late-night takeaway featured in the game!
The Blues are a little pricier, and so you can look to stumble upon Bute Park, Norwegian Church and St Fagans Museum as you advance around the board.
Ironically, for a pretty penny you’ll find the Cardiff Blues amongst the Pink properties, followed by Cardiff City FC and Glamorgan Cricket!
Here you’ll find the educational landmarks of the city. Techniquest, National Museum and City Hall have all been given the Orange status and will set you back a fair amount of your Monopoly money.
Amongst the Reds you’ll find South Wales Echo, Clark’s Pies and The Senedd (also known as the National Assembly building.)
According to the board, Cardiff’s equivalent to Leicester Square, Piccadilly and Coventry Street is St David’s Hall, New Theatre and Wellfield Road. Nice!
A couple of inclusions are slightly outdated but we think they’re good additions, nonetheless. The University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales), Millennium Stadium (now the Principality Stadium) and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama all feature as Green properties.
The cream of the crop, Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Centre feature as the most expensive properties on the Monopoly board.
And finally, ‘Utilities’ & ‘Stations’
Yes, you guessed it – Swalec Gas and Electric are the obvious choices for the Utilities. Dependent on your strategy, Utilities can either be the most valuable or least desirable additions to your property portfolio.
Cardiff Bus, Cardiff International Airport and – wait for it – Cardiff Central Bus Station are all featured on the board. We know Cardiff Bus Station is no longer with us, but this was created in 2009 after all! Cardiff Bay Station also features – the closest station to The Exchange Hotel.
A Monopoly Inspired Tour of Cardiff
Why not pay homage to this edition and do a Monopoly Cardiff tour around the city? We’d love for you to drop in to see us on the way!
Book yourself in to enjoy some traditional Welsh fare at R.P. Culley’s Restaurant or even treat yourself to a stay in our beautiful Exchange Hotel. Give us a call on 0151 601 8801 or email email@example.com to begin planning your trip.