Wiltshire

Swindon to feature in new Monopoly game

Swindon Monopoly
Image caption Residents can vote for which Swindon landmarks will feature on the board game

A new version of the board game Monopoly will be based on Swindon.

Residents are being given the chance to nominate which local landmarks and locations will be included on the special edition.

The Magic Roundabout and Lydiard Park are among the places that will replace properties such as Old Kent Road and Mayfair.

The Swindon version of the game is due to be released in October.

More than 20 of the town's landmarks will vie to replace the famous London streets, with Lydiard Park an early contender for Mayfair.

Voting for the remaining spaces will run until 12 April. There will also be locally-themed Community Chest and Chance cards.

The game first hit shop shelves in the US in 1935 and is now played in 111 countries and available in 43 different languages.

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