If you’re a monopoly addict like me, then you’ll no doubt be punching the air with delight at the thought of the forthcoming Monopoly Lifesized attraction.
Set to open later this summer in the old Paperchase store on Tottenham Court Road, the venue does everything it says on the tin, with a huge games area dominated by four life sized monopoly boards (Classic, The Vault, City and Kids).
Just like in the traditional game, players move around the board, gain and lose money, purchase properties, and trying to avoid jail. However, there’s one massive difference in Monopoly Lifesized: each square has its own room where players must solve challenges if they want to purchase that property.
The whole thing lasts 75 minutes, and, if you are still yearning for your Monopoly fix at the end, the venue also houses a Monopoly themed bar and restaurant, Top Hat, as well as a gift shop.
The experience is the brainchild of London based production company Gamepath. Dedicated to bringing the largest brands in the world to life in lifesized immersive experiences, Monopoly Lifesized represents the company’s first big project.
Gamepath’s chief executive David Hutchinson had this to say about the new venue:
“Audiences want to consume live performance differently, and what better way than to jump into a life-sized version of the world’s favourite board game?
“Our creative team has been working their magic to fuse an experience that puts our audiences centre place on the board, and brings together our theatrical roots with innovative, digital and immersive storytelling.
“After everything we’ve missed out on individually and collectively and given the decimation of our high streets and city centres, it’s really exciting to be launching this now – we hope that we’ll be able to contribute to the recovery of Central London, and bring people back together in our fabulous Capital with a major new attraction in a major new destination building.”
Monopoly Lifesized is set to open on the 14th of August 2021. More information about the experience can be found here: monopolylifesized.com
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