Father of the modern computer to be honoured with Monopoly board that tells the story of his life
Bletchley Park has announced an Alan Turing-themed Monopoly board, based on the original hand-drawn board Turing played on in the early 1950s.
The special edition Monopoly board tells the story of Turing's life, with houses and hotels replaced with huts and blocks, the buildings used to house Turing's codebreaking machines at Bletchley Park during World War II.
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In addition to the game, the set also includes pictures of Turing, donated by his family. Turing's face is also featured on all banknotes in the game. Bletchley Park and Kings College, Cambridge both make appearances on the board in place of Mayfair and Park Lane.
The original board was hand-drawn in 1950 and was played upon by William Newman, son of Turing's mentor Max, and Turing himself. It went missing for many years, only to resurface in 2011 when it was donated to the Bletchley Park museum.
"Bringing this board to life has been one of the most exciting and unique projects we've been involved with here," said Iain Standen, CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust.
"This edition really completes the fantastic story of the board, from it being played on by Turing (and his losing on it!), to it going missing and then being rediscovered and donated to the museum here."
The first 1000 units of the Alan Turing-themed Monopoly game have been bought by Google, who previously supported Bletchley Park by donating £550,000 to restore derelict buildings at the site.
The special edition board is available to pre-order now for £29.99 and will ship in November.
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