Severn Valley Railway (SVR) has launched its own exclusive, customised versions of Monopoly and Top Trumps.
The classic games have been adapted to feature iconic locations and locomotives associated with the leading heritage railway, which runs for 16 miles through Shropshire and Worcestershire.
Players of SVR Monopoly can buy, sell, dream and steam their way to riches as they make their way around the board. Featured locations include the railway’s six stations, along with structures such as Victoria Bridge and Falling Sands Viaduct. Pick up a Chance or Community Chest card and you might find yourself paying a fine because your locomotive is blocking the line, or collecting a bonus because your pre-departure checks are complete!
Meanwhile, the specially-commissioned SVR Top Trumps game features 30 steam locomotives with close associations to the railway. Each one comes with a fact file and those all-important and competitive statistics, which you can use to beat your opponent, as well as building up your heritage steam knowledge.
Helen Smith, SVR’s managing director, said: “We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create these very special games.”
“We’re expecting a huge demand as these are completely unique products and will only be available through our online shop at svrshop.co.uk or at our on-site shops.
“Monopoly and Top Trumps are household names from world-renowned brands. Our exclusive versions will make perfect birthday or Christmas gifts and are set to become collectors’ items in the future.”
The SVR’s Monopoly and Top Trumps are available to pre-order now, and will be delivered in the Autumn.
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