Pass GO, collect tickets for Wembley and watch non-league Hereford FC play in the FA Cup Final. And if that sounds implausible – how about collecting money for your heifer winning second prize in a beauty competition?

The brand new official MONOPOLY: Hereford Edition game from Winning Moves UK and global play and entertainment company Hasbro.

The board’s ‘Big Reveal’ was on 6 October 2022, with the game hitting the shops that morning, both in the city and online - and we get to feature as the ‘Mayfair of Hereford’. 

A delighted Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Mark Dykes says:

“Being a part of such an iconic and world famous board game is truly an honour and is sure to be a hit with Herefordians of all ages. This MONOPOLY game will showcase some of our own iconic landmarks, history and charities. I suspect that some of the chosen landmarks and the dreaded penalty squares you can land on will cause much debate!”

The new game sees:                                                                                                

  • THE CITY’S NEW ‘MAYFAIR’: Hereford Cathedral unveiled as the ‘Mayfair of Hereford’. 
  •  FREE FOOD: Near to Free Parking is the Hereford Foodbank, one of several Hereford charities to feature in the game.
  • END OF LINE FOR STATION SET: The four train stations from the classic London MONOPOLY original become a ‘travel’ set. That’s because, unlike in the capital, there are not a multitude of main line stations to choose from in Hereford.

In this unique edition of the world’s most famous board game ALL the famous multi-coloured MONOPOLY property squares like Mayfair and Park Lane from the classic MONOPOLY London original are represented by Hereford landmarks and organisations. The Community Chest and Chance cards and money are Hereford themed too. 

Hereford landed the honour of its very own customised MONOPOLY game after seeing off 24 other places across the west of the Midlands to win the accolade of its own official MONOPOLY board. The announcement was made in February. At the time of the announcement the public was invited to suggest landmarks to feature in the game.

“We have been wonderfully spoilt for choice putting this unique game together,” says Ella Gibbs, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK, who are the makers of the board under official licensing from Hasbro. “Thank you to everyone who sent in suggestions.”

Over the last 25 years Winning Moves UK and Hasbro have produced official versions of MONOPOLY in cities all over the world from Dubai to Sydney, and now Hereford. Available now in our Cathedral Shop.