All Press Releases for November 02, 2022

Kansas City Unveils Monopoly Kansas City Edition

Hasbro and Top Trumps announce the latest version of Monopoly outside of the National World War I Museum together with the Kansas City community.

    KANSAS CITY, MO, November 02, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Calling all Kansas City Lovers, Monopoly lovers… You can now roll the dice to buy, trade, add houses and hotels to your favorite Kansas City landmarks! "Monopoly Kansas City Edition" was released last week through a collaboration between Hasbro and game company Top Trumps USA. Among the places game players can land on are the Western Auto Sign, Nelson Atkins Museum, Arrowhead Stadium, Country Club Plaza, Zona Rosa, Made in KC, and many others.

So, why did they choose Kansas City?

Our culture! Kansas City is a big city with small town vibes. We have beautiful parks, great schools, a love for all things sports, good food and art: the perfect making for a good Monopoly game.

Not only is Kansas City filled with the nicest people in the midwest, but you'll be embraced by a city rich with history and culture. Uncover Kansas City's charm by discovering its abundant attractions and local pride. Whether you're a local or just visiting, there's plenty to enjoy.

Spanning two states, Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City is famous for its eponymous barbecue style, a vibrant blues and jazz music scene, the famous Country Club Plaza and a few professional sports teams with the most devoted fan bases an athlete could ever wish for. Kansas City is known as the "City of Fountains" because it is second only to Rome in its number of water features, as well as the "Paris of the Plains" because it is second only to Paris in its number of boulevards.

Representatives of Top Trumps presented the game on Wednesday, October 26 — unveiling the board squares with the largest local board ever presented. It included the Mr. Monopoly mascot, as well as business owners featured in the game.

"We have truly fallen in love with Kansas City," Top Trumps rep Brooke Gorman said. "Instantly when we came here, all the locals were easily some of the nicest people we've ever met."

A life-sized Monopoly board was set up outside of the National World War I Museum, ready for a game at the reveal event. Mayor Lucas was in attendance and rolled the giant dice as the board was uncovered. "I could not be any more excited [...] more than anything, being able to share the Kansas City spirit — one of success, of ingenuity, perseverance, and this exciting place in the middle of America that really is on an incredible trajectory to become one of the world's greatest cities," he said.

Engel & Völkers Kansas City is represented on the back of every property card, and on its very own Community Chest card. Engel & Völkers is Kansas City's most loved boutique real estate brand. Among the top ten largest cities in the Midwest, Kansas City continues to attract residents from near and far. It's always a great time to invest in real estate in Kansas City.

"We're thrilled to have Monopoly Kansas City Edition out in time for the holidays and to celebrate one of the most beloved and culturally rich cities in the Midwest," says Engel & Völkers Kansas City License Partner, Angie Ripley. Engel & Völkers provides clients the best real estate services in the area with a client-first mindset that will help buyers and sellers meet their home buying and selling needs. "As we connect with additional like-minded, professional individuals, we are looking to change the local Kansas City real estate industry," she says. "Neighborhood-level knowledge is becoming increasingly important to clients in our market; we are Kansas City's go-to resource for finding a professional advisor that has unparalleled local market expertise to help them navigate their own specific real estate journey, with the backing and support of a global network and world renowned brand. We are excited to make our love for Kansas City known for all who play Monopoly Kansas City Edition."

Engel & Völkers is located in Leawood's very own Park Place, offering main street charm with one-of-a-kind boutiques and the best in local and regional restaurant, shopping and entertainment venues.

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Monopoly Kansas City Edition is available at Made in KC locations, Amazon, CVS, Pink Antlers, Zona Rosa, The Best of Kansas City, The Learning Tree and most of the locations featured in the Monopoly game. This is going to be one of the top gifts for everyone this holiday season in Kansas City and around the world!

Monopoly, which first hit shelves in 1935, is one of the most popular games in the world. It's played by more than 1 billion people in 114 countries, and can be enjoyed in 47 different languages. And now we have our very own Kansas City edition on the market ready to be played across the world! Hasbro has been making local versions for ~20 years, including locations like Corpus Christi, Napa Valley, and Palm Springs. This is the first one based in Missouri.

About Top Trumps USA Inc.

Top Trumps USA Inc. is a USA division of Winning Moves International, making world-famous educational card and board games. These include the original Top Trumps card game, Top Trumps Match - the Crazy Cube Game, Top Trumps Quiz, the fast-paced, word tile game Lexicon-GO!, playing cards, puzzles, and more. Top Trumps is known for bringing official versions of completely customized, city-specific MONOPOLY boards to the North American market, under license from Hasbro. Each MONOPOLY city experience pays homage to favorite U.S. regions, featuring celebrated neighborhoods, landmarks and businesses, for a game play that truly evokes the special uniqueness of each community.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to making the world a better place for all children, fans and families. Hasbro delivers immersive brand experiences for global audiences through consumer products, including toys and games; entertainment through eOne, its independent studio; and gaming, led by the team at Wizards of the Coast, an award-winning developer of tabletop and digital games best known for fantasy franchises MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.

The company's unparalleled portfolio of approximately 1,500 brands includes MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. For the past decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media and one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute. Important business and brand updates are routinely shared on our Investor Relations website, Newsroom and social channels (@Hasbro on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.).

Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world's leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and private aviation.

Our Kansas City Shop, having opened in August of 2020, is growing and gaining recognition throughout Kansas City at a rapid pace. The unique shop concept and luxury service at all price points provides a refreshing, new take on Kansas City Real Estate. The exposés in our windows allow properties to be viewed by Park Place traffic. Our Advisors uphold the promise to our clients of delivering our core values: competence, exclusivity, and passion.

Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Engel & Völkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.

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