Croatia now has its very own edition of one of the world’s most iconic board games – Monopoly.
The stunning Plitvice Lakes, magical Dubrovnik, enchanting Rovinj, charming Rijeka, sunny Hvar, baroque Varaždin, Pula Arena, the capital Zagreb and the island of Brač are just some of the locations which feature in the first Croatian edition of Monopoly which has just been released.
Each building, monument and cultural icon in the Croatian version of the popular board game was selected by the public.
“Monopoly Croatia was truly an exciting project. People from Croatia to Australia submitted suggestions of cities, natural beauties and sights they wanted to see on Monopoly Croatia’s board. The production of the game could not come at a better time, namely year-on-year Croatia recorded an increasing number of foreign tourists arrivals. There is no better souvenir than Monopoly Croatia,” said Lazar Vuković, CEO of the licensees Winning Moves UK for South and Eastern Europe & CIS said.
Ksenija Brnat, director of the marketing category at AWT International, explained when and where this board game will be available for purchase across Croatia:
“First and foremost, we are very happy that Winning Moves, which produces licensed Monopoly, has decided to include our beautiful Croatia among countries around the world that have their own version of this worldwide popular board game. From now on, this perfect Croatian souvenir can be purchased at numerous locations throughout Croatia. The game is available in retail stores, bookstores, petrol stations, souvenir shops, kiosks. We believe that Monopoly Croatia will be equally energetic and cheerful to play for our citizens as well as for numerous tourist visiting our country who will recognize it as a perfect form of entertainment, but also as a souvenir, and a reminder of our wonderful country. ”
Monopoly is a board game that has been in its current version since 1935. Players move around the game-board buying, trading, or selling properties, developing their properties with houses and hotels, and collecting rent from their opponents, with the goal being to drive them all into bankruptcy, leaving one monopolist in control of the economy.
Since the board game was first commercially sold in the 1930s, it has become a part of popular world culture, having been locally licensed in more than 103 countries and printed in more than thirty-seven languages.