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Queenstown secures its place on the global Monopoly Board!

March 21, 2015 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Queenstown has successfully competed against some of the world’s top destinations to secure its position on the global Monopoly Here and Now: World Edition board game.  

Queenstown was New Zealand’s only nominated destination and competed against 80 cities from around the world all vying for the public vote to make it on to the Board.   In total, around 4 million votes were received from 182 countries around the world.

Destination Queenstown CEO, Graham Budd, says the result is testament to Queenstown’s international popularity and it was a huge achievement to beat out other global hot spots to make the board.

“We are extremely excited Queenstown has made it on to the board and it is fantastic to see NZ’s premier holiday destination up there with the best of them on this global edition game.

“Not only is this great for Queenstown but also for New Zealand, the new Monopoly Here and Now: World Edition game will no doubt be sold millions of times over around the world, each time helping to promote New Zealand,” says Mr Budd.

Getting on the board was based on the number of people who voted online. The twenty cities that received the most votes are now part of Monopoly history on the World Edition Monopoly Here & Now game board. Based on the vote, the winning cities that will be featured on the game include:

MONOPOLY HERE & NOW: World Edition

Dark Blue: Lima, Peru; Hong Kong, China
Green: Riga, Latvia; Lisbon, Portugal; Istanbul, Turkey
Yellow: Warsaw, Poland; Mexico City, Mexico; Santiago, Chile
Red: Belfast, Ireland; Athens, Greece; Belgrade, Serbia
Orange: London, England; Moscow, Russia; Tokyo, Japan
Magenta: New York, NY, U.S.A; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Sydney, Australia
Light Blue: Queenstown, New Zealand; Cape Town, South Africa; Taipei, Taiwan
Brown: Giethoorn, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain

Fans can find the results of the MONOPOLY HERE & NOW property space vote at

The Monopoly Here and Now: World Edition board game will be available worldwide for purchase from September and will feature iconic landmark tokens and new gameplay where players race round the board to visit as many locations as possible, collecting passport stamps along the way. Players will collect cash from visitor fees when opponents land on their locations and the first player to fill their passport wins.

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