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The new limited-edition Monopoly board features Australian towns to shed light on struggling regions

Monopoly’s Mayfair and Park Lane have been swapped out of the classic board game and replaced with rural and regional locations from around Australia in the latest Community Relief Edition.

Priced at $59.99, the game is designed to shed light on communities that have struggled throughout 2020 but haven’t lost spirit.

To support vulnerable Australians, $5 from every game bought will be donated to the Red Cross. 

Priced at $59.99, the Community Relief Edition is designed to shed light on communities that have struggled throughout 2020 but haven't lost spirit

Priced at $59.99, the Community Relief Edition is designed to shed light on communities that have struggled throughout 2020 but haven't lost spirit

Priced at $59.99, the Community Relief Edition is designed to shed light on communities that have struggled throughout 2020 but haven’t lost spirit

To support vulnerable Australians, $5 from every game bought will be donated to the Red Cross

To support vulnerable Australians, $5 from every game bought will be donated to the Red Cross

To support vulnerable Australians, $5 from every game bought will be donated to the Red Cross

Head of global licensing from Winning Moves Australia, Charlotte Waalkens, said in a statement: ‘We wanted to provide Australians with something positive in the challenging year that is 2020.

‘The communities chosen have all gone through a tough time for one reason or another, as everyone has.

‘We thought they deserved something special to remind everyone how incredible they are, and help inject some positive spirit.’

Not only have the locations been changed, the Chance and Community Chest have been altered to fit the 2020 theme

Not only have the locations been changed, the Chance and Community Chest have been altered to fit the 2020 theme

Not only have the locations been changed, the Chance and Community Chest have been altered to fit the 2020 theme

The player pieces have also been substituted with Australian representations, such as a kangaroo, football, kookaburra and the Sydney Harbour Bridge (pictured)

The player pieces have also been substituted with Australian representations, such as a kangaroo, football, kookaburra and the Sydney Harbour Bridge (pictured)

The player pieces have also been substituted with Australian representations, such as a kangaroo, football, kookaburra and the Sydney Harbour Bridge (pictured)  

THE AUSTRALIAN TOWNS FEATURED INCLUDE: 

NSW: Batemans Bay, Broken Hill, Blue Mountains

VIC: Mildura, Gippsland 

QLD: Bundaberg, Noosa, Winton  

SA: Coober Pedy, Mount Gambier, Port Augusta

NT: Katherine, Tennant Creek, Palmerston 

WA: Kalgoorlie, Busselton, Karratha 

ACT: Belconnen, Queanbeyan 

TAS: Port Arthur, Devonport, Strahan

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Some of the towns chosen to be featured include Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Mildura in Victoria, Noosa in Queensland and Mount Gambier in South Australia.

Others include Katherine in the Northern Territory, Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, Belconnen in the ACT and Port Arthur from Tasmania.

Not only have the locations been changed, the Chance and Community Chest cards have also been altered to fit the 2020 theme – with one card penalising players $50 for stock-piling toilet paper.

The player pieces have also been substituted with Australian representations, such as a kangaroo, Aussie rules football, kookaburra and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Those who wish to purchase the game can do so via the Winnings Moves website

Those who wish to purchase the game can do so via the Winnings Moves website

Those who wish to purchase the game can do so via the Winnings Moves website 

While a number of factors have been changed, the standard game rules remain as players still build hotels, go to jail and collect $200 after passing ‘Go’.

Monopoly enthusiasts may also wish to purchase the matching puzzle priced at $19.99 online.

Both the new game and puzzle set can be bought via the Winnings Moves website.

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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