Popular Monopoly game adds Africa to its properties (video)

Monopoly Africa addition 
By: Aarav Sen 

(Scroll down for video) Now, Monopoly fans in Africa, have their own version of the game, according to reports.

Some 80 years after its first release, the iconic board game Monopoly, finally launched its first edition for an African city.

A Lagos-themed version of the popular real estate game was released earlier this week, marking the bustling economic capital of Nigeria, the continent's first city to have a dedicated Monopoly edition.

"Lagos is special, it is a mega city, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa," Nimi Akinkugbe, director of Games Bestman which is distributing the Lagos edition, said.

"Other than that, Lagos also has a very special place for Nigerians worldwide. There are about 15 million Nigerians in the diaspora, who are very nostalgic about Lagos. So it is not just for Lagosians, it is
for people all over the world," he added.

The rich Banana Island, a community boasting beachfront mansions of several million dollars and manicured lawns, was revealed as the most expensive property in the game, joining the Boardwalk in the U.S. Standard Edition and Mayfair in the London version.

Many of the places for luxury locations of the game are sponsored by banks, radio stations and shopping malls. By contrast, the square dedicated to the floating village of Makoko, which is the cheapest piece of real estate in Lagos edition of the game, had no sponsor.