Alan Turing Monopoly launches

Board game based on great mathematician arrives; all proceeds go to Bletchley Park.
Publish date:

A Special Edition Alan Turing Monopoly board has launched to celebrate the life of the great mathematician.

The Bletchley Park Trust, set up to preserve the historic World War II site, launched the game, in conjunction with Winning Moves and Willian Newman.

Newman is the son of Turing's mentor, and designed a hand-drawn Monopoly board over 60 years ago. The product was developed from this classic board.

The special edition of Monopoly tells the story of Alan Turing's life. It includes a replica of the hand-drawn board, complete with William's rules, Turing's face on all the banknotes, huts and blocks in place of houses and hotels, and never-before-seen pictures of Turing.

All proceeds will go towards Bletchley Park and its development. The first 1,000 units were purchased by Google.

“Bringing this board to life has been one of the most exciting and unique projects we’ve been involved with here, and we’re thrilled to see it finally available for others to enjoy,” said Iain Standen, CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust.

Winning Moves EMEA development director Peter Griffin added: "We hope fans of Turing across the globe will enjoy playing on this very special edition of Monopoly."

Want to receive up to the minute toy industry news straight to your inbox? Click here to sign up for the free ToyNews Daily Digest and Newsflash services. You can also follow ToyNews on Twitter and Facebook.


Featured Jobs

Copyrights Group

Marketing Manager

The Copyrights Group is one of the licensing arms within The Vivendi Group. Acquired by Vivendi in 2016 Copyrights manages the licensing for a portfolio of properties to include Paddington Bear. Some of the other companies within the Vivendi Group include Universal Music Group, and their licensing arm Bravado, Gameloft and Studiocanal to name a few.