Nominate landmarks for Monopoly: Auckland

JAFAs: what landmarks would you put on an Auckland Monopoly board?

JAFAs: what landmarks would you put on an Auckland Monopoly board?

An official Auckland edition of the classic board game will be in stores by Christmas, and until May 24 you can nominate your picks on Facebook or by emailing

The most popular two places will then be given the prestigious dark blue Mayfair and Park Lane positions.

Mayor Len Brown's favourites include Auckland Art Gallery, Takapuna Beach, Titirangi Village, the Civic theatre and Waiheke Island.

Dominion Road and One Tree Hill were his picks for the top two spots: “They have already been immortalised in the songs of Don McGlashan and U2 respectively.”
He also suggested Britomart and the New Lynn Transport Interchange could do excellent service as the train stations on the board.
The game will encompass greater Auckland and feature top spots and landmarks from Albany in the north to Manukau in the south.

“Getting our own Monopoly board really represents Auckland’s coming of age as an international city.  Our iconic natural landmarks and award winning buildings have long captured the imagination of Aucklanders and visitors alike.”

Be sure, too to check out the #aucklandmonopolycards hashtag. Hilarity aplenty.

ETA: Wellington, too, is in on the fun at #wellingtonmonopolycards.

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