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Boris Johnson backs Black Country Monopoly game

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed the new Black Country Monopoly game which was launched to coincide with Black Country Day.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the Black Country Monopoly game

Stourbridge-based Mary Stevens Hospice joined forces with Winning Moves to make one of three limited edition Monopoly games created each year.

Everything down to the Community Chest and Chance cards have been altered to fit with the Black Country theme. You can also order special edition playing pieces – which include Dudley Castle.

Landmarks on the board include Dudley Zoo, Dudley Hippodrome, the Duncan Edwards statue, Black Country Living Museum, the Sister Dora statue, Sedgley Beacon and the 'Mon on the Oss'.

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The game was officially launched on July 14, Black Country Day.

Stourbridge MP Suzanne Webb visited the hospice last week to meet with the team and took a Black Country Monopoly game which made its way up to London for the backing of Boris Johnson, who has been pictured with a board and signed it.

It comes only days after the Prime Minister wished residents a 'happy Black Country Day' in a special video message. He said: "As a proud former resident of Wolverhampton, the Black Country, I’m very happy to wish everybody a happy Black Country Day."

Beth Wheeler, marketing and media specialist at Mary Stevens Hospice, said: "The response to the launch of our Black Country Monopoly board game has been absolutely incredible and we are immensely proud of what we have created.

"To receive the backing of Boris Johnson has blown us away and I can speak on behalf of everyone at Mary Stevens Hospice when we say that this Black Country Monopoly board game is something we will be proud of for a long time to come.”

To order the special Black Country edition Monopoly game, visit or telephone 01384 377 778.

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