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Could You Be The Next New Zealand Monopoly Champ?

Could You Be The Next New Zealand Monopoly Champion?

Monopoly fans, budding property tycoons and those with a taste for making money should pull out their boards and start training for the New Zealand Monopoly Championships.

To find the sharpest player in the country, North Island and South Island tournaments will be held in May. The two winners from both events will then battle it out for the chance to represent New Zealand at the World Monopoly Championship in Tokyo.

Entries are now being taken for the chance to play at the Championships. Those interested in playing should register at

Teresa Mitrovic, marketing manager for Hasbro New Zealand Limited, who manufactures and distributes the Monopoly game in this country, says the competition is open to anyone who loves to play the game. “Whatever your age or skill level Monopoly is a fun family game, however with the national title and a trip to Tokyo up for grabs I’m sure we’ll see some hot competition on the day.”

The New Zealand Monopoly Championship was last held in 1996 and the winner Kerry Bell from Auckland, attended the World Championships in Monte Carlo that year.

Monopoly is one of the world’s most popular board games. It is estimated that 500 million people worldwide have played the game since its creation in 1935. Monopoly is currently sold in 80 countries and published in 26 languages.

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