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Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Egbagirl(f): 4:20am On Dec 12, 2012
The first African city edition of the famous board game Monopoly has been launched in Lagos.

The Nigerian metropolis is one of the fast-growing cities in the world.

The board's layout was unveiled at an event in Lagos City Hall, with the manmade Banana Island named as the upmarket equivalent of Mayfair in the London edition.

Makoko, the slum on stilts over the city's lagoon, is the cheapest property for sale on the Lagos board.
Bribes

Nimi Akinkugbe, the head of Bestman Games which is producing the Lagos edition, told Nigeria's Guardian newspaper ahead of the launch that suggestions for the Mayfair spot were "a hot topic".


The BBC's Tomi Oladipo in Lagos says Banana Island, which got the coveted position, is an artificially created island where the very wealthy reside.

Some properties on the island sell for about $8m (£4.9m) - and it would cost about $150,000 a year to rent a flat there, he says.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Murtala Muhammed International Airport and several hotels are other properties on the board.

Many of the squares are sponsored by banks and shopping centres and even the Lagos state government appears, while some major landmarks like Tinubu Square, the New Afrika Shrine nightclub, Third Mainland Bridge and the National Theatre have been left out, our correspondent says.

Other aspects of the game have been tailored for Lagos, like the "Go To Jail" cards, which read: "Go to jail. Go directly to Kirikiri jail," referring to the city's maximum security prison.

Our reporter says one of the Chance cards issuing a fine quotes a phrase regularly used by police officers: "Park! Park! For reckless driving pay a fine... and register for retraining."

Another reads: "For attempting to bribe a law enforcement agent, pay a fine."

Some of the new traffic laws introduced by the Lagos state government, and the punishments for various offences, have also been included in the game, our reporter says.

"You've been caught driving against traffic. Report for psychiatric evaluation," one card reads.

The Monopoly game was developed in the US, originally based on streets in Atlantic City. A London version of the game was produced in 1935.

"Lagos is the first African city to have its Monopoly. Two countries in Africa have theirs, Morocco and South Africa. But there's no city that has its own customised edition," Ms Akinkugbe told the Guardian.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20681168

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Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Egbagirl(f): 4:22am On Dec 12, 2012
LOL @ bolded. I would love to play this one though. To whoever thought of this, great idea!
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by naptu2: 6:55am On Dec 12, 2012
Governor Fashola at the launch of the Lagos version Monopoly board (City Hall, Lagos).

Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by naptu2: 7:08am On Dec 12, 2012
Mrs Nimi Akinkugbe, CEO Bestman Games, presenting the City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly to Governor Fashola at Lagos House, Marina.

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Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by naptu2: 7:09am On Dec 12, 2012
The Lagos edition Monopoly Board Game.

Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by firestar(f): 8:11am On Dec 12, 2012
Intriguing. cheesy
I hope this idea goes to the likes of Playstation: NFS.
Where can I get one? cool
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Revolva(m): 9:08am On Dec 12, 2012
Hey Ajegunle mushin no dey there Hahha. Empire or kuramo no dey

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Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by naptu2: 9:09am On Dec 12, 2012
Lagos Launches First African-modelled Monopoly Game.

Charles Ajunwa and Chiemelie Ezeobi 

The City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly, the brain child of Bestman Games and the first of its kind in Africa, was yesterday launched at the City Hall in Lagos to avid monopoly players and lovers.

The City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly game which portrays the strength of the mega city, also enhances the profile of the state in particular and Nigeria in general.

Partnered by the Lagos State Government, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank, THISDAY Newspaper and others, the game was created with localised popular landmarks of the city.

Some of the landmarks are the popular Oshodi, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Kirikiri Prison, City Hall, Makoko and Banana Island instead of the coveted area; Mayfair seen in the UK version of the board game.

While launching the board game, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who was accompanied by his wife, Abimbola, said it would sharpen the skills as well as instill early financial discipline and responsibility on the younger generation.
He said: “While we were growing up, the monopoly game kept us indoors. It helped instill in us values on how to manage our finances at an early age and I hope those useful lessons would impact more on the next generation.

“The monopoly game is also a useful tool for bringing parents and children together. Parenthood is a greater challenge than building roads and bridges. For me, it is the challenge of building infrastructure of the mind of the next generation that is of paramount importance.”

For the Chairman, Bestman Games, Mr. Odein Ajumogobia, the choice of Lagos as the first ever African monopoly version is not misplaced as the state has been an icon of good governance.

He said: “This Lagos version of the monopoly presents the iconic landmark of the megacity and it would go a long way in financial literacy as well as create bonding time for families.”

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games, Mrs. Nimi Akinkugbe, the uniqueness of the board games was that it captured familiar streets and landmarks in the state.

She also noted that it would serve as powerful tool for financial literacy for children to relate to as well as instill great sense of ethical values for the players.

She said, “I hope the game would go a long way to enhance the profile of this mega city as well as promote financial literacy, strong ethical values and integrity by rewarding and penalising positive and negative actions respectively.”

Dignitaries that graced the launch were the Minster for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Gbenga Ashiru; the Head of Marketing and Communication, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Remi Odulani and Bayelsa State former governorship candidate, Mr. Murray Bruce.
Other dignitaries are: Managing Director, Winning Moves, Thomas Hiddel; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Doyle and Development Director, Winning Moves, Peter Griffin, amongst others.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lagos-launches-first-african-modelled-monopoly-game/133321/
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by ayabunmi(f): 9:10am On Dec 12, 2012
Abeg, where can i get one oh?
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by dridowu: 9:10am On Dec 12, 2012
I hope d mobile version is available 4 download. Anyway sha 9ce 1
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by ITbomb(m): 9:32am On Dec 12, 2012
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Bola Tinubu will surely need this game
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Nobody: 9:32am On Dec 12, 2012
I am putting it on my Christmas list.
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Akshow: 9:37am On Dec 12, 2012
eko monopoly o. Lol. Nice one.
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by armadeo(m): 9:54am On Dec 12, 2012
I hope they took permission from the patent owners of monopoly cause naija doesn't follow rules and regulation.

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Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Yomieluv(m): 9:56am On Dec 12, 2012
In this edition,I hope the policemen are badly dressed,and okada too are banned in it.
Hope agberos are featured in it,without all these,Lagod isn't well represented.so I can't buy it.
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Yomieluv(m): 9:56am On Dec 12, 2012
In this edition,I hope the policemen are badly dressed,and okada too are banned in it.
Hope agberos are featured in it,without all these,Lagos isn't well represented.so I can't buy it.
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by sweetgala(m): 9:56am On Dec 12, 2012
I want one, please where can I get one for my family and friends
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Yomieluv(m): 9:57am On Dec 12, 2012
In this edition,I hope the policemen are badly dressed,and okada too are banned in it.
Hope agberos are featured in it,and there is provision for face to face in the property that can be purchased.without all these,Lagos isn't well represented.so I can't buy it.
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by 4bobo(m): 10:01am On Dec 12, 2012
waiting for the online version, then we go pirate distribute am for free from computer village, JUST KIDDING, NICE SHA
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Brandnew2(m): 10:13am On Dec 12, 2012
ogugua88: I am putting it on my Christmas list.
Something sounds very Odd about the game.

Don't like how some of the cards a labelled.

For instance, why should kirikiri be mentioned while the real Edition never mentioned any maximum security prison.
I think they should correct that and other things.


Permit me to mention that the inventor of Monopoly actually made it during a depression in the Uk and most of the items on what I call the prototype monopoly game were from his wife's clothing and botton pieces.
It took a great deal of creativity and ingenuity to make such a game a huge success it is today.

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Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by xtremeidea(m): 10:14am On Dec 12, 2012
Niceeeeee I Want!!! where can we buy grin grin grin grin
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Brandnew2(m): 10:15am On Dec 12, 2012
ITbomb: .
Bola Tinubu will surely need this game
Lol! @ the chief MONOPOLITICIAN of Lagos.
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by okparaugo: 10:24am On Dec 12, 2012
ogugua88: I am putting it on my Christmas list.

Are you coming home for Christmas
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by elrony(m): 10:30am On Dec 12, 2012
"eko community chest": take a trip 2 "yaba left" if u pass shoprite pay 4 a cup of garri!
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Walexz02: 10:37am On Dec 12, 2012
I dnt knw how to play dt game.....
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Guk: 10:39am On Dec 12, 2012
Egba girl: The first African city edition of the famous board game Monopoly has been launched in Lagos.

The Nigerian metropolis is one of the fast-growing cities in the world.

The board's layout was unveiled at an event in Lagos City Hall, with the manmade Banana Island named as the upmarket equivalent of Mayfair in the London edition.

Makoko, the slum on stilts over the city's lagoon, is the cheapest property for sale on the Lagos board.
Bribes

Nimi Akinkugbe, the head of Bestman Games which is producing the Lagos edition, told Nigeria's Guardian newspaper ahead of the launch that suggestions for the Mayfair spot were "a hot topic".


The BBC's Tomi Oladipo in Lagos says Banana Island, which got the coveted position, is an artificially created island where the very wealthy reside.

Some properties on the island sell for about $8m (£4.9m) - and it would cost about $150,000 a year to rent a flat there, he says.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Murtala Muhammed International Airport and several hotels are other properties on the board.

Many of the squares are sponsored by banks and shopping centres and even the Lagos state government appears, while some major landmarks like Tinubu Square, the New Afrika Shrine nightclub, Third Mainland Bridge and the National Theatre have been left out, our correspondent says.

Other aspects of the game have been tailored for Lagos, like the "Go To Jail" cards, which read: "Go to jail. Go directly to Kirikiri jail," referring to the city's maximum security prison.

Our reporter says one of the Chance cards issuing a fine quotes a phrase regularly used by police officers: "Park! Park! For reckless driving pay a fine... and register for retraining."

Another reads: "For attempting to bribe a law enforcement agent, pay a fine."

Some of the new traffic laws introduced by the Lagos state government, and the punishments for various offences, have also been included in the game, our reporter says.

"You've been caught driving against traffic. Report for psychiatric evaluation," one card reads.

The Monopoly game was developed in the US, originally based on streets in Atlantic City. A London version of the game was produced in 1935.

"Lagos is the first African city to have its Monopoly. Two countries in Africa have theirs, Morocco and South Africa. But there's no city that has its own customised edition," Ms Akinkugbe told the Guardian.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20681168



Am sorry, but this is Sad. You do copy and paste & because you have access to former minister; governor and corporate entities, you make unnecessary noise and hype over nothing.
It is sad because i expect the intellect of Nimi to produce something more innovative. I expect Ajumogobia ex Minister of Petroleum resources to back better things. I expect gov fashola to spare his precious time on more serious affairs and i expect the corporate entities that are backing this to use their CSR better.

When are we going to begin to encourage and support the geniuses amongst us who overcome Nepa and all other odd to produce innovative things in nigeria The people behind this monopoly game are already all well/over fed, that copying and pasting a forgotten but existing game should be a shame to their level of intellect undecided

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Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by aribisala0(m): 10:43am On Dec 12, 2012
Any card like you don fall from Okada oya go to Igbobi
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by aribisala0(m): 10:52am On Dec 12, 2012
I do not share your sadness.A visionary always looks for the upside not the gloom.One thing this MIGHT do like other things is that it raises the profile of LAGOS internationally.It is small but potentially big. 20 years ago many people had not heard of Lagos.Today many have for the wrong (419) reasons. Its only a game but it will make A lot of money.Not necesarily today or next year but eventually as Nigeria becomes more prosperous and the middle class grows.
Anyhow if you think it is not creative enough fine.The world is your oyster what is stopping you?

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Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Brandnew2(m): 10:58am On Dec 12, 2012
aribisala0: I do not share your sadness.A visionary always looks for the upside not the gloom.One thing this MIGHT do like other things is that it raises the profile of LAGOS internationally.It is small but potentially big. 20 years ago many people had not heard of Lagos.Today many have for the wrong (419) reasons. Its only a game but it will make A lot of money.Not necesarily today or next year but eventually as Nigeria becomes more prosperous and the middle class grows.
Anyhow if you think it is not creative enough fine.The world is your oyster what is stopping you?

Lol @ middle class growing because it's non existent.
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by aribisala0(m): 11:01am On Dec 12, 2012
Brand_new:
Lol @ middle class growing because it's non existent.
I will not argue about that but My time horizon is 40-50years .We may not witness it but it will happen. That is the nature of the Nigerian spirit.It is not easy to become a great nation.Where was China 30 years ago?
Just checked it out on Amazon. £30 about 7500 naira. Wonder how much it is in Lagos.
The owners of the patent will be surprised at how many units they sell this first year.
the fact that the game incorporates places and themes that Nigerians can relate to as opposed to Mayfair etc means that although old many Nigerians will experience the game for the first time.

Next we need to get rid of Tom and Jerry and Introduce
Kunkuru and Yemenibo

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Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by Guk: 11:07am On Dec 12, 2012
aribisala0: I do not share your sadness.A visionary always looks for the upside not the gloom.One thing this MIGHT do like other things is that it raises the profile of LAGOS internationally.It is small but potentially big. 20 years ago many people had not heard of Lagos.Today many have for the wrong (419) reasons. Its only a game but it will make A lot of money.Not necesarily today or next year but eventually as Nigeria becomes more prosperous and the middle class grows.
Anyhow if you think it is not creative enough fine.The world is your oyster what is stopping you?


Obviously, you have never played the game.

A piece of board that has names and pictures on them. A game that has no intellectual or educating or entertaining part to it. What edge does it have over Ludo as they are both dice throwing games. I know every single part of the Monopoly game. Its not going to add any value beyond what the original one does.....ok..it has indigenous names!! I beg, stop trying to keep up with the Joneses and wish something better for Nigeria in the 21st century
Re: Monopoly Lagos Version Launched In Nigeria by KINGwax(m): 11:09am On Dec 12, 2012
U go jes dey make our supposedly superior brothers dey vex say,'shey na only lagos?'
Bt d truth is, d eatern version too will b great. Instead of 'go to jail' t
E go be, 'u av jst been kidnapped'. And the 'get out of jail card' go be, 'the kidnappers demanded for N1million naira ransome'.
Within d risks' card, u go soo smtin like,'ur grandfada has been kidnapped, pay Bleep to free him'.
Under opportunities, u won't take long to pick a card dt may read thus,'u've jes been elected d gov of ur state. Wot wikk u like to do?
1. Divert public fund and flee'
2. Buy private jet
Seriously, e go dey interesting, but, e go teach wrong lessons. Shey u knw?

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