The Club is one of 22 property sites on the new customised board, out in time for Christmas, and named as one of these elite 22 at a Grand Launch Ceremony last month at Lincoln Castle.
Now fans can join in the celebrations too when the Imps play Hereford United on Saturday 23rd November.
Supporters watching that game can get their hands on a board, specially donated by Lincoln MONOPOLY makers Winning Moves UK.
During half-time any of the fans selected who manages to ‘keep me up’ a giant green dice the longest wins a free board. Spectators will be invited at random to take part.
Peter Griffin, MONOPOLY Development Director at London-based Winning Moves UK - producing the board under official license from MONOPOLY owners Hasbro - says: “This unique ‘keep me up’ is our way of saying a big thank you to all those very many fans who voted for the landmarks featuring on the new board.”
Earlier in the year, when news that a board would be produced was announced, the Lincoln public was invited to vote as to which city property landmarks should be chosen to swap places with the famous London sites and sights.
Amongst those featuring on the board:
The city centre level crossing. This appears on one of the many customised playing cards (Chance and Community Chest). The card relating to the notorious crossing says: ‘Not again! You get stuck at the High Street level crossing. Pay M100’ (that’s a fine of one hundred MONOPOLY dollars).
Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle – forming the ‘top’ set (‘Mayfair and Park Lane’).
US. Price to buy? Just one hundred and forty MONOPOLY dollars. “A snip!” reckons Peter.
The MONOPOLY: Lincoln Edition is available extensively online – as well as at: Ruddocks, Smyths, Toys R Us, Waitrose, WH Smith, The Works and Waterstones.
Sales have been extremely brisk since the launch. “Beyond expectation” says Peter. “It’s been flying off shelves.”
Peter says Winning Moves UK has already received inquiries from as far away as Australia, the US and China. “We reckon come Christmas the only ones left will be the ones on Santa’s sleigh,” he adds.