Take a chance on giant Monopoly in St Albans city centre

PUBLISHED: 08:01 20 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:27 06 May 2010

ST Albans is set to go Monopoly mad today (Sunday) when a giant version of the game is played out on the streets of the city. It is the second time such an event has been staged and the organisers hope to exceed the 70 teams and 360 players who joined in

ST Albans is set to go Monopoly mad today (Sunday) when a giant version of the game is played out on the streets of the city.

It is the second time such an event has been staged and the organisers hope to exceed the 70 teams and 360 players who joined in last year.

The game starts outside the Town Hall at 12.30pm although late entrants can start after that and everyone is expected to have found their way back by 4.30pm.

New routes and fresh checkpoints have been designed by the organisers and new venues occupying squares on the special playing board include the Museum of St Albans, Verulamium Museum, the Abbey Gateway and the restored Signal Box.

There are now three routes - one for families of just over two miles, a slightly longer one at three miles and one in which players visit every checkpoint which means covering around four miles.

There will be activities at each checkpoint including a treasure hunt at the two museums, physical challenges, quiz questions and a chance to operate the signals at the Old Signal Box.

Limited tickets are available for special tours of the cells at the Town Hall and if teams get hungry on the way round, there are lots of cafes, restaurants and pubs on the route.

Teams can register in advance at the Tourist and Information Centre and Alban Arena or by emailing saash.arts@leisureconnection.co.uk

Otherwise they can turn up on the day when registration starts outside the Town Hall at 11.30am. More information can be obtained by calling 01727 827667.

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