SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Why get just a slice at Varsity Pizza when you can buy the whole place for $40?
Maybe, take a “chance” with a New York State Fair card. Or put a house at the upside down Tipp Hill traffic light.
They’re all possibilities on the Syracuse Edition of Monopoly, approved by Hasbro for sale later this year.
Gone are Mediterranean Avenue, Boardwalk and every color in between. The properties are replaced by Syracuse staples, which agreed to sponsor the fundraiser.
While the entire board is being kept a secret, NewsChannel 9 was let it on the reveal to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, which will be part of the pink properties, along with Laci’s Tapas Bar and Pastabilities.
Three iconic Syracuse University locations will take up the orange properties (but, of course).
The first $200,000 in sales will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York.
The boards will be printed this fall and delivered to Central New York in November in time for holiday gift-giving. The board game is available for pre-order now at SyracuseMonopoly.com.
Last year, the City of Utica got its own version of Monopoly, to benefit the Abraham House. The game was a local blockbuster, quickly selling out of the first 5,000 games and requiring a rush order of 3,000 more in time for Christmas.