16 June 2022
Customised versions of Monopoly and Top Trumps to be made, as The Severn Valley Railway enters the family games market.
The Severn Valley Railway has launched its own exclusive customised versions of Monopoly and Top Trumps family games. Adapted to feature iconic locations and locomotives associated with the leading heritage railway, which runs for 16 miles through Shropshire and Worcestershire, both are available to order through its online shop and at its on-site shops, with deliveries expected this autumn.
Players of SVR Monopoly can buy, sell, dream and steam their way to riches as they make their way around the board. Featured locations include the railway’s six stations, along with structures such as Victoria Bridge and Falling Sands Viaduct. Pick up a Chance or Community Chest card and you might find yourself paying a fine because your locomotive is blocking the line, or collecting a bonus because your pre-departure checks are complete!
Meanwhile, the specially-commissioned SVR Top Trumps game features 30 steam locomotives with close associations to the railway. Each one comes with a fact file and the all-important and competitive statistics, which you can use to beat your opponent, as well as building up your heritage steam knowledge.
“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create these very special games,” said Helen Smith, the SVR’s managing director. “We’re expecting a huge demand as these are completely unique products and will only be available through our online shop at svrshop.co.uk or at our on-site shops.
“Monopoly and Top Trumps are household names from world-renowned brands. Our exclusive versions will make perfect birthday or Christmas gifts and are set to become collectors’ items in the future.”
The SVR’s Monopoly and Top Trumps are available to pre-order now via the Severn Valley Railway website.
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