- Unique customised board game in place across Trafalgar Square on the 2nd April and 3rd of April
- Game tells the history of video games in the UK
- Official event is part of London Games Festival, a major new consumer, cultural and business event for the global industry, that runs from 1-10 April 2016
A giant customised Monopoly MONOPOLY board has opened in Trafalgar Square today to celebrate the start of the London Games Festival.
Today and tomorrow, the 2nd and 3rd of April, visitors to the iconic London landmark will be able to come and see a giant 15 metres by 15 metres MONOPOLY board.
This is no ordinary MONOPOLY board. Not only is it larger-than-life, the board has been customised to tell the history of video games in the UK and London, as part of the London Games Festival.
Starting at the iconic GO!, visitors can learn about the rise of home computing and the arrival of games consoles through to the dawn of mobile and VR – and the part London and UK based games creators played in their success.
Visitors can use the official Festival app’s digital dice to play a lap of the board, or simply come up or snap a picture with the giant dice and two giant playing pieces – the cat and famous car.
MONOPOLY at The Square runs from 10am to 6pm on Saturday April 2nd and Sunday April 3rd at Trafalgar Square (nearest tube: Charing Cross).
The London Games Festival runs April 1 to 10. London Games Festival is organised by Games London, an initiative delivered jointly by Film London, the capital’s strategic agency for film and media, and games trade body Ukie. Backed by the Mayor of London, with funding worth £1.2m from the London Enterprise Panel, Games London is a new three-year programme to promote the UK’s wider games sector and make London the games capital of the world. Other key events in the LGF schedule include Now Play This at Somerset House (1 – 3 April), a special series of summits, the BAFTA Game Awards (7 April) and EGX Rezzed (7 – 9 April), plus a Fringe of 20 alternative events.
For more information head to www.games.london.