Monopoly Richmond is coming in fall 2023
The pairing couldn't have been more odd: Maggie Walker and Rich Uncle Pennybags.
The real-life mascot Mr. Monopoly elicited stares from pedestrians Thursday morning on Broad Street at the announcement that Richmond's getting its own version of the Monopoly board game.
Scheduled for a fall release by Top Trumps USA, under license from Hasbro, the game will feature local historic landmarks and popular destinations.
As for which ones, Richmonders are encouraged to submit ideas to [email protected]. They will be evaluated on “longevity, credibility and community outreach.”
Submissions will be accepted through Monday, March 20.
The official announcement of Richmond's new monopoly game was made at the Maggie Walker statue on Broad Street on March 9, 2023. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
John Marano, a Top Trumps USA representative, explained the companies' excitement about breaking into the Richmond market. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
The Richmond version of Monopoly will feature popular landmarks and businesses which will be selected by Richmond citizens. They can send their ideas to [email protected] (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
J.C. Roma, vice president of community relations with Richmond Region Tourism (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Mr. Monopoly, Rich Uncle Pennybags, is the mascot of the board game Monopoly. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)