Apologies for Canterbury board featuring Rochester Castle image
THE makers of Canterbury’s Monopoly board have returned to the city to apologise, after the first edition of the game was released with a picture of Rochester Castle. Winning Moves UK manager Rob Osborne said he “could only apologise”, after hundreds of “Rochester” boards went on general sale last month. He was in Canterbury to oversee the “pulping” of the old boards, so that they could be replaced. All the boards on sale in Canterbury are the new version, which replaces the picture of Rochester Castle with one of Canterbury Cathedral.
Mr Osborne said:
“It’s a big challenge to replace that many boards in one day, but we really wanted to give the people of Canterbury something they could be proud of. The old mistake was an oversight from the team, and we honestly didn’t see it until the boards were on general release and the public pointed it out. Thankfully, we have measures in place now to make sure this never happens again.”
The board owed, launch of the original in October was overshadas fans opened up their copies of the board to find a Medway landmark where Canterbury Cathedral should be. The game was re-launched from the Marlowe Theatre, which itself has a spot on the board.
Herne Bay Gazette, November 19th 2014