The Home of Golf and Monopoly have teamed up to create a unique limited deluxe edition of the world’s most famous board game to celebrate the bicentenary celebrations of the Grand Old Man of Golf, Old Tom Morris, in 2021.
The number of games has been limited to just 200 in recognition of the special birthday with this unique version of the proprietary game allowing players to travel back in time with Old Tom and visit many of the UK and Ireland’s greatest links courses.
The game follows Tom on his remarkable golfing journey with the gameplay following his time as “Keeper of the Green” at Prestwick where he would win The Open Championship for the first of four victories.
Celebrate his passion for design, visiting some of the incredible courses he created across the British Isles. From Royal Dornoch in the north of Scotland to Royal North Devon on England’s south coast, he also travelled across land and sea to set out courses in Ireland, the Western Isles and Isle of Man. And, of course, in this edition all roads lead to St Andrews and the hallowed turf of the Old Course.
The craftsmanship and attention to detail within the game is worthy of a master clubmaker such as Old Tom with its luxury burled wood Monopoly board with gold foil game path including fully bespoke gold tokens, houses and hotels, integrated drawers for banking and storage, and a recessed faux-leather die rolling area. The game is priced at £795.00.
St Andrews Links Commercial Director Danny Campbell said: “Plans are well underway to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Old Tom Morris throughout 2021. These celebrations will embody the diversity of the grand old man of golf’s achievements, the values he represents for our sport and his contribution to the game, which extended far beyond St Andrews.
“We are delighted that this project is now in production as a result of our collaboration with esteemed clubs on the Tom Morris trail such as Prestwick, Cruden Bay, Carnoustie, Nairn, Moray, Royal Dornoch and Rosapenna. Working with renowned board game companies, Winning Moves and Hasbro, we have been able to create something truly unique and very special. We are sure collectors and enthusiasts around the world will treasure the limited edition Old Tom Morris Monopoly board game as a cherished keepsake.
“We have received a number of pre-orders from golf clubs who share an affinity with Old Tom and St Andrews around the world and look forward to delivering the games to the 200 owners before Old Tom’s 200th birthday on 16 June 2021.”
Benjamin Thompson, Senior Commercial Manager Winning Moves UK Ltd, said: “The world’s best board game, a sporting icon and the Home of Golf have come together to create a truly unique version of Monopoly.
“Working with the team at St Andrews Links we have created this truly bespoke limited edition Old Tom Morris Monopoly. The pieces, money, tokens and cards celebrate Old Tom Morris and his storied impact on the game of golf. This deluxe edition is a must for any passionate golf fan or collector.”
To pre-order one of the two hundred board games, please visit www.standrews.com/shop. You will receive regular updates regarding production and progress on each order’s game. All games will be delivered to your address ahead of Old Tom’s birthday on 16 June 2021.