Giant Monopoly kicks off London Games Festival this weekend

Christopher Dring
Giant Monopoly kicks off London Games Festival this weekend

A giant Monopoly board full of video game references will appear on Trafalgar Square this weekend.

The activity is part of London Games Festival, which kicks off today (Friday, April 1st) and runs until April 10th.

The Monopoly board is 15 metres squared and has been customised to tell the history of video games in the UK.

The history will take in the computer boom of the 1980s, right through to modern-day Virtual Reality technology.

There will be life-sized statues of playing pieces, plus a digital dice in the Festival app so that people can walk the board themselves.

London Games Festival will also include some 32 events in total, such as consumer expo Rezzed and the BAFTAs video game awards.

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