Il Monopoli di Alan Turing
Tramite il sito web di Bletchley Park, o direttamente nel negozio del museo, è ora possibile acquistare questa edizione speciale del gioco del Monopoli, basata sul tabellone disegnato a mano da William Newman.
Alan e William, figlio del mentore di Turing, ci giocavano negli anni ’50 ed è stato ritrovato nel 2011 dopo che era stato dato per disperso nel 1986
In this special edition of Monopoly, the squares around the board and revised Chance and Community Chest cards tell the story of Alan Turing’s life along with key elements of the original hand-drawn board, which the great mathematician played on with a young William in the early 1950s – and lost. The board has been developed by the Bletchley Park Trust, William Newman and Winning Moves, which creates new editions of Monopoly.
Nell’approfondimento, il contenuto della confezione
In addition to the new board, the set includes:
Replica of the original hand-drawn board, complete with William’s own rules
Never before seen pictures of Turing, kindly given by the Turing family
Turing’s face on all the banknotes – putting him on the £10 not, as per the current petition!
Huts and Blocks (the buildings which housed the Bletchley Park codebreakers and their machines) in place of traditional houses and hotels
The story of the board, and explanations of the squares throughout “Bringing this board to life has been one of the most exciting and unique projects we’ve been involved with here, and we’re thrilled to see it finally available for others to enjoy,” 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. Of course, we’re also very proud that Bletchley Park adorns the ‘Mayfair’ square!”
La realizzazione di questa particolare edizione del Monopoli è stata sostenuta da Google, che ha donato a Bletchley Park le prime 1000 scatole del gioco.
– Pre-Order: Turing Monopoly – Special Edition (£29.99) (bletchleypark.org.uk)