The perfect blend of iconic board game, escape rooms, team challenges and immersive game play, MONOPOLY: LIFESIZED gets you and your friends playing a real-life version of that beloved board game, MONOPOLY.
This 4D experience sees players, working in teams, spending 75 minutes travelling around their 15 x 15m board accompanied by their MONOPOLY character, be that the Scottie Dog, Boot or Racing Car. The board features eight properties, two utility companies, two train stations, jail, free parking, just visiting and, of course, the all-important Go square. The aim of the game is to make as much cash as you can. You’ve got four boards to choose from: Classic, The Vault, City and a Junior Board – making this great for families, work outings or a hilarious night out with friends (it’ll be open until midnight).
Each property square will have a full-sized room behind it that players enter to take part in a challenge. If they win the challenge then they can claim the property for their team. Challenges have an air of escape room about them, testing your physical and mental prowess, team working ability and lateral thinking. Each room will be themed appropriately for the property you land on making the most of their historical or current day significance. You might find yourself staging a heist in Mayfair, battling the clock to build an iconic London landmark or even solving a murder mystery. You can check out the promo video on their Facebook.
MONOPOLY: LIFESIZED are setting up shop at 213 – 215 Tottenham Court Road otherwise known as The Court. This central London site will be the first in a series of venues dedicated to live gameplay. The three floors will house the gaming boards but also, The Top Hat, a MONOPOLY-themed bar and restaurant. This beautiful venue will serve signature cocktails and a quintessential British small-plates menu. The site will also house a Hasbro shop so you can eat, drink, shop and play all under the same roof.
This innovative, new concept has been developed through a partnership between global play company Hasbro, Inc and GAMEPATH, a new division of international theatre producer SELLADOOR Worldwide.
MONOPOLY: LIFESIZED will be created by a team drawn from across the immersive theatre, tech and escape room worlds: creative producers are Tom Beynon and Paul Mansfield, with set design by Tim McQuillen-Wright (designer for Secret Cinema experiences Stranger Things, Blade Runner, and Moulin Rouge), costume design by Sarah Mercade , sound design by Luke Swaffield, Production Management by Entourage, and Scenic Construction by Scene2. Clockwork Dog are Gameplay Consultants and Operations bringing on board their extensive experience in designing and building immersive and technically impressive escape room games.
MONOPOLY LIFESIZED will have state of the art technology incorporated seamlessly into the whole experience, including the development of a dedicated player App, designed by Tappable.
David Hutchinson, CEO of Gamepath said, “For us, MONOPOLY LIFESIZED represents a major entry into a growing and exciting marketplace. Audiences want to consume live performance differently, and what better way than to jump into a LIFESIZED version of the world’s favourite board game? Our creative team has been working their magic to fuse an experience that puts our audiences centre place on the board, and brings together our theatrical roots with innovative, digital and immersive storytelling.
After everything we’ve missed out on individually and collectively and given the decimation of our high streets and city centres, it’s really exciting to be launching this now – we hope that we’ll be able to contribute to the recovery of Central London, and bring people back together in our fabulous Capital with a major new attraction in a major new destination building.”
MONOPOLY: LIFESIZED will be opening on 14th August 2021, so get your team together and book your spot today.
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