Game features beach neighborhoods, natural wonders,
signature events and local businesses
SOUTH WALTON, Fla. (March 1, 2013)- How fun would it be to be able to buy up your favorite beach neighborhoods like Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach? Starting later this month, fans of South Walton - loyal visitors and locals alike - will have the opportunity to become South Walton's next real estate tycoon with the launch of an official MONOPOLY® game for the destination.
Local game development and marketing company, 30A Games has worked closely with the South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC) to create the MONOPOLY®: Visit South Walton Edition, an homege to the area, well-beloved for its unique beach neighborhoods, white sand beaches and turquoise waters.
MONOPOLY®: Visit South Walton Edition is an officially licensed Hasbro MONOPOLY® game customized to represent South Walton and its 16 beach neighborhoods.Classic MONOPOLY® properties such as Boardwalk and Park Place have been replaced by South Walton locales, natural wonders, signature events, art galleries and destination restaurants. Players will have a selection of game pieces, representative of South Walton, to navigate the board, such as a YOLO Board® stand-up paddle board or a sea turtle.
"This game typifies the South Walton beach experience for locals and visitors alike and will provide countless hours of enjoyment," said 30A Games founder George Wickey. "South Walton is among a small number of top destinations around the world to be immortalized in an officially licensed MONOPOLY® game. This is literally a once in a lifetime event and I couldn't be more proud."
"Year after year, thousands of families travel to South Walton to build traditions and memories of their time together in this special place," said Visit South Walton Executive Director Dawn Moliterno. "The MONOPOLY®: Visit South Walton Edition provides these families with yet another unique memento by which to remember their perfect beach, even after they return home."
The game is now available for preorder purchase online at 30AGames.com. Beginning in late March the game may be purchased at the Visit South Walton Welcome Center at US 331 and US 98 as well as at specialty retailers across South Walton's 16 beach neighborhoods. Like all special edition Hasbro MONOPOLY® games, its retail price is $39.95.For more information about the MONOPOLY®: Visit South Walton Edition and to order online, visit 30AGames.com.
About South Walton:
Located along a 26-mile stretch of Northwest Florida's Coast, South Walton encompasses an unparalleled strand of 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with its own traditions, charm and visual style. South Walton is renowned for natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters and sugar-white sand beaches, including one of Travel + Leisure magazine's "Best Beaches on Earth" for families in 2013. An upscale, yet casual, place to unwind, rejuvenate and build lasting memories, it is here that visitors find their perfect beach. Learn more at VisitSouthWalton.com.
About 30A Games, LLC:
30A Games ( http://www.30agames.com ) specializes in the conception, design, licensing, marketing and distribution of board games, card games, puzzles and apps that promote the 30A and South Walton region of the Florida Panhandle. Our mission is to bring to market games that:
- Entertain beach locals, second homeowners and visitors of all ages
- Promote our region, reinforce its brand and enhance its image
- Create PR and marketing opportunities for the tourism industry, local artists, area businesses and marquee events
- Provide fundraising opportunities to local nonprofit organizations
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