Ever since it’s release into the market over 60 years ago the traditional London based Monopoly board game has contained the street Mayfair in it’s setup but that’s about to change. One of the most appealing things about Monopoly is it’s ability to be able to work in almost any market, theme or structure and it’s adaptation is one of the main things which has enabled it to sell over 20 million copies worldwide. But the latest change is causing a bit of a stir, Mayfair will be removed from the Monopoly board altogether and replaced with Kensington Palace Gardens.
Mayfair was originally one of the purple properties on the board game that sat along side Park Lane, Mayfair was probably one of the most desirable properties on the board, it was also one of the most expensive to buy and pay rent if you were unfortunate enough to land on it. The new Kensington Palace Gardens location will be listed at a whopping 4 million and will be once again one of the most desirable properties on the board as well as the most expensive.
Kensington Palace Gardens is one of the most prestigious locations in London and in the world, with properties fetching anything up to 19 million pounds. The real properties boast features like underground swimming pools, solid marble floors and much more.
The introduction of Kensington Palace Gardens into the game is not a bad thing in my opinion, it simply reflects the changes in our society and in the Western world. Monopoly is simply bringing itself up to date.
There are also going to be several other changes made which include an airport replacing Kings Cross Station, Canary Warf replacing Northumberland Avenue, Katherine Docks is replacing Trafalger Suare, Limehouse replacing Whitehall and a number of other changes as well.
What are your thoughts? Do you care or not?