Winning Moves the company who are responsible for making the new themed Monopoly boards have got together with the Bletchley Part Trust and William Newman to create this new board that celebrates the life of Alan Turing.
Turing, who would have turned 100 on June 23rd this year, is often referred to as the father of computer science, but he was also remembered for his essential work as a code breaker during World War II. Whilst working at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Turing would often play Monopoly on a hand-drawn board, created by the teenage William Newman. William was the son of his mentor, Max Newman and this new, special edition board has been developed using the original version that Turing had all those years ago.
The game gives players snippets of information about the life and achievements of this great man and it includes a replica of the original hand-drawn board featuring William’s own rules and Turing’s face on all the banknotes. Instead of houses and hotels, the game features huts and blocks, because the codebreakers at Bletchley Park worked in these and the Chance and Community Chest cards feature Turing’s achievements and information about him.
The new special edition Monopoly Board also includes pictures of Alan Turing that had previously not been seen by the public, these pictures were kindly donated to the makers of the game by Turing’s family.
The game will be priced at £29.99, Bletchley Park is currently accepting pre-orders for it and it is expected to become available in November.
(Via Boing Boing)