New partnership will see a new game set based on 30 historic buildings in the UK.
The National Trust game is available in Trust shops and online at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/shop and features buildings going head-to-head in battles over acreage, film and TV appearances, hauntings and cups of tea consumed.
The buildings include the 18th century hexadecagon house A La Ronde in Devon, Chedworth Roman villa (Gloucestershire) and Belfast’s Crown bar, as well as the more stately Chirk Castle (Wrexham), Basildon Park (Berkshire) and Speke Hall (Merseyside).
The game follows the National Trust Monopoly launched last year which gave people the chance to buy up their favourite places and develop visitor centres and holiday cottages.
Alan Parris, buyer for the National Trust, commented: “The 30 properties were selected to show the great variety of the historic places looked after by the Trust. Games are a fun way of engaging people in what we do, but, better still, people also have the chance to visit and see for themselves.
“The game’s size makes it perfect for kids as they travel, so could be ideal for the start of the holidays, but I am sure some grown ups will be keen to get hold of it too.”
A new National Trust game of British Wildlife Top Trumps is also on sale, featuring 30 creatures living on Trust land, including adders and raft spiders.
Sales of National Trust Top Trumps help support the charitable work carried out by the Trust.