The iconic Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes have been given a spot on the newly released Melbourne edition of the world’s most popular board game Monopoly.
The bathing boxes sit on one of the board game’s yellow squares, which have been included as a Melbourne landmark.
The original version of the board game featured streets of Atlantic City but most Australians are probably more familiar with the version that takes you on a tour of London, from Old Kent Rd to Mayfair.
Game pieces in the Melbourne edition of Monopoly include a Sherrin AFL football, a tram, Phar Lap, a takeaway coffee cup, a graffiti spray can and a ‘city of literature’ book.
Melbourne Monopoly includes a host of tourist destinations including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which has taken the coveted position of Mayfair.
Other landmarks include Melbourne University, Queen Victoria Market, Rod Laver Arena, St Kilda and Chapel St.
The City of Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said he hoped families would have amicable debates about the locations included in the game.
“People will have a wonderful time playing their local game,” he said.
“This is our game, a part of our community and the landmarks that make up our story.
“Being named the World’s Most Liveable City for five years in a row, it makes sense for Melbourne to have its own version of the world’s most famous board game,” he said.
Reid Herbert, managing director of game manufacturer Winning Moves Australia, said several factors went into deciding which properties secured the top spots in the board game, including feedback from the public.
Mr Herbert said the MCG was an overwhelming favourite to take the prime position on the board.
“It was enlightening consulting with the public who resoundly favoured the ‘G,” he said.
Monopoly: Melbourne edition is available in toy stores, including Mind Games in Brighton, for $50.