Monopoly is the world’s favourite family board game and I’m a massive fan – along with, ooh, a cool one billion people who have played the game worldwide. So I was totally chuffed at being asked to get involved as the Dublin Ambassador for the Monopoly Here & Now Campaign.
The food, the people, the relaxed and friendly vibe…there are a million and one reasons that make Dublin great – and absolutely deserving of a place on the new global edition of Monopoly (launching this autumn). Planned in celebration of Monopoly’s 80th anniversary, the game makers Hasbro have teamed up with BuzzFeed to ask fans which cities should feature on the board.
Voting begins today at www.VoteMONOPOLY.com and is open till Wednesday, 4th March, with the winners being revealed on Thursday 19th March – which just so happens to be World Monopoly Day, and the Monopoly brand’s official birthday.
OBVIOUSLY we want Dublin on the board, so let’s get voting, tweeting and Facebooking with the hashtags #VoteDUBLIN and #VoteMONOPOLY. You can also join in the conversation at Facebook.com/Monopoly and engage with BuzzFeed’s coverage of the campaign and the cities in the vote.
Most importantly though? #VoteDublin, #VoteMonopoly, and do it now – your city needs you!