Special editions of Monopoly are constantly being released, but this newest rendition may take the prize in the weird yet cool category. There’s a board based on the life of computer scientist and cryptoanalyst Alan Turing. He used to play the game about capitalism on a version of the board that was hand drawn by the son of his mentor, William Newman. To honor his memory, that board is being turned into a playable game available to the world.
Bletchley Park is delighted to officially launch the Alan Turing Monopoly board, developed from a unique original board in the Bletchley Park Museum, hand-drawn by William Newman, son of Turing’s mentor, Max, over sixty years ago.
In this special edition of Monopoly, the squares around the board and revised Chance and Community Chest cards tell the story of Alan Turing’s life along with key elements of the original hand-drawn board, which the great mathematician played on with a young William in the early 1950s – and lost.
It includes a replica of the hand drawn board, Turing’s face on all the banknotes, and huts and blocks in place of the standard hotels and houses.
Pre-order now for delivery in November.
See an image of the drawn board after the break (click to enlarge).