EP Monopoly proves popular

Port Lincoln City Council economic and tourism development officer Dylan Swincer and Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre team leader Penny Carter are pleased with the success of Eyre Monopoly. PHOTO: MIKAELA FRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Eyre Monopoly has proven popular across the region, leading to a second print run being ordered.

The Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre – as well as Whyalla’s centre – sold out within a week.

Two-thousand copies will be printed in the second print run, just four weeks since the board game hit the shelves.

Port Lincoln City Council economic and tourism development officer, and coordinator of the project, Dylan Swincer said he hoped the delivery could be made before Christmas, otherwise it would be early in 2024.

Port Lincoln mayor Diana Mislov said it was wonderful to see the game reaching people’s homes across the region and beyond, highlighting the many great destinations in the region.

“Board games are a great gift in many ways, fostering the coming together of families and individuals as they engage in shared playtime,” she said.

“In a time where screen time often dominates our lives, the board game facilitates meaningful interactions, and face-to-face connections among friends and loved ones.”

Mr Swincer said the popularity from the community had been overwhelming, with people rushing to get their hands on a copy.

“The community saw it as a fun and exciting way to be able to show off our region, with many buying multiple board games to send to friends and family all around the world,” he said.

“Four weeks on, most of the participating councils have completely sold out or have limited stock left – which saw an obvious decision in ordering more based on the success of the project.”

Port Lincoln pre-orders are welcome at the visitor centre. The recommended retail price of the board game is $65.

The game will again be available to purchase across the region from several visitor information centres and council offices.