Make Room in Your Game Library for Arlingtonopoly

The hyperlocal board game, arriving later this year, will feature Arlington businesses and landmarks. 🎲
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Move over, Monopoly. Arlington’s getting its own version of the game, expected later this year. (Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash)

Feel like getting out but don’t want to leave the comfort of your living room? Your favorite Arlington locales will soon be only a roll of the dice away.

Introducing Arlingtonopoly, a forthcoming take on Monopoly that will sub out Park Place and Reading Railroad for Arlington shops and landmarks. It’s a fitting game for the county, which was once home to the presumed creator of Monopoly, Elizabeth Magie.

Arlingtonopoly, produced by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, will be customized by Arlington-based Design Powers and feature dozens of well-known county businesses and landmarks. The Chamber is currently taking wholesale orders, and the game is expected to hit local retail shelves and online shops this fall for $40.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit serving 700-plus local businesses and organizations by providing advocacy and opportunities for networking, community engagement and professional development. Next year, the organization marks its 100th anniversary.

“We thought this would be a fun and creative way to celebrate the occasion,” says Kate Bates, president and CEO of the Chamber. “We also saw the success our friends at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce had with community interest and excitement when they recently produced a game for their community.”

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce released ALX-opoly in 2021, with custom game pieces and game board squares representing the Torpedo Factory, King Street Trolley, Del Ray Murals and other iconic symbols of the city.

Arlington businesses and organizations can purchase game sponsorships for Arlingtonopoly, landing their brands on game pieces, game cards and the game board itself. Sponsorship packages range in price from $400 to $7,500.

Which local entities can you expect to find on the board? The complete list is still in the works, but it so far includes VIDA Fitness, Alair Homes and Marymount University. The Chamber is also in talks with notable local sites and landmarks.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce serves organizations in a wide array of industries and fields, including communications, the arts, education, hospitality, tourism and the nonprofit sector. Arlington Magazine is a Chamber member. The game, Bates says, will have broad appeal.

“Arlingtonopoly is designed for anyone who has a connection to Arlington, whether that’s people who live or work here, or those who have previously and remember it fondly,” she says.

Once the game is released, she adds, an Arlingtonopoly tournament isn’t out of the question.

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