A fresh proposal for a Diamond Valley edition of Monopoly has reportedly been submitted to Hasbro. While the actual format of the board is yet to be decided, news of the potential new board game has delighted local residents.
News of a potential board game dedicated to our local area has prompted many residents to put forward their suggestions for the format. Prior to the proposal submission, a lively series of meetings and brainstorming sessions were held by a carefully selected focus group to discuss the best layout. While many elements of the board were no-brainers – e.g. the train stations will be Watsonia, Greensborough, Montmorency and Eltham – many other sections of the board were open for debate.
Based on some of our previous stories, we’ve listed a number of must-haves below, but also encourage you to provide your feedback. Any board game dedicated to the colourful and vibrant community of the Diamond Valley deserves your input. Have your say!
- You win second prize at the local Gem Show. Collect $50.
- You create a revolutionary new lubrication product called “GB40”. Collect $200.
- You fall asleep on a Hurstbridge Line train after a night out drinking and wake up in Diamond Creek. Pay the taxi company $40 to get home safely.
- After being pulled over by the police for a minor traffic offence, you tell the officer to go and catch some real criminals. Pay $400 fine.
- You get caught graffitiing an anti-vegan slogan on a residential fence on St Helena Road. $200 fine.
- On a trip into the city you use an incorrect tag on an Instagram post. Go to jail.
- Your daughter joins the Fanatics. Go to jail.
- A semi-crushed empty beer can, like the one you find on your nature strip every so often.
- The giant coffee cup that stands alongside Greensborough Highway every morning.
- A rolled up edition of the Diamond Valley Leader newspaper.
- A dog being walked by a man drinking a beer.
- The rearing horse that used to stand on top of Horseland on Main Street Greensborough.
- A car in heavy traffic on Fitzsimons Lane.
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