What would the board look like with modern house prices? – Swansea Bay News

While the initial 1935 order of the Monopoly board was loosely based on property values ​​at the time, new research has revealed what the board might look like with modern property values.

Research from gaming experts SolitaireBliss analyzed the average sell price of each area since 2015 to see what the board order would look like today. It also looks at the size of the property to see the average “price per meter” for each area.

He found that Mayfair is still the most expensive area with an average sale price of £6,830,154. Strand, which was once halfway up the board as a red tile, is now the second most expensive area, with an average selling price of £5,438,715.

One of the biggest differences in Whitehall, which has now seen itself moved 13 places on the board to a green tile, with an average sale price of £4,393,652.

Adjusted for inflation, 1935 prices would see Mayfair worth just £93,911, Strand worth just £74,799 and Whitehall worth just £60,410.

Whitechapel Road, The Angel Islington and Old Kent Road remain the three cheapest in the table. Previously one of the most expensive tiles on the classic board, Oxford Street has been moved up 13 places, with an average sale price of £1,019,975.

Coventry Street has also seen a significant redesign, moving back 11 spaces to now a light blue tile. Adjusted for inflation, a 1935 property in Oxford Street would cost you an average of just £14,020.

Street Average selling price Average price per meter Original order
Mayfair £6,830,154 £29,338 Mayfair
Strand £5,438,715 £30,945 park alley
White Hall £4,393,652 £23,847 Bond Street
Trafalgar Square £3,786,694 £23,964 Oxford Street
Piccadilly £3,706,235 £28,958 Regent Street
Vine Street £3,629,885 £34,276 Piccadilly
park alley £3,113,750 £25,554 Coventry Street
Bond Street £2,230,125 £21,311 Leicester Square
Bow Street £2,153,900 £20,584 Trafalgar Square
pall mall £2,041,488 £16,445 fleet street
Marlborough Street £1,890,650 £17,628 The strand
Regent Street £1,861,179 £25,127 Vine Street
fleet street £1,480,313 £21,101 Marlborough Street
Northumberland Avenue £1,310,257 £15,168 Bow Street
Euston Road £1,110,000 £12,658 Northumberland Avenue
Pentonville Road £1,052,125 £17,311 White Hall
Oxford Street £1,019,975 £13,478 pall mall
Coventry Street £796,774 £18,598 Pentonville Road
Leicester Square £670,779 £11,950 Euston Road
Old Kent Road £539,438 £10,261 The Islington Angel
The Islington Angel £501,117 £6,706 Whitechapel Road
Whitechapel Road £423,509 £8,998 Old Kent Road

As for the average ‘price per metre’, The Angel, Islington comes out as having the lowest price per metre, £6,706.

Whitechapel Road and Old Kent Road are the second and third cheapest. Vine Street has the highest price per meter at £34,276, while Strand and Mayfair come second and third.

Commenting on the results, a SolitaireBliss spokesperson said: “What can be seen as a simple modernization of the legendary Monopoly board game can also be seen as an illustration of current property prices in the capital.

“It is interesting to see how more and more commercial areas have seen huge changes with Oxford Street and Whitehall, while more residential areas such as Old Kent Road and Whitechapel Road have seen constant change consistent with trends housing costs.

Swansea Monopoly

The standard Monopoly board received a facelift in Swansea in 2005. The special edition replaces the standard 33 place names with Swansea locations.

It replaces Mayfair with the lavish Morgans Hotel, Walter Road replaces Old Kent Road and Wind Street instead of Piccadilly.

The home of Swansea City also makes an appearance, although the game simply describes it as “New Stadium Swansea”. The board game predates the Liberty Stadium naming rights deal. The stadium has since changed its name again and is now called Swansea.com Stadium.

Color Swansea Street Original London Street
Chestnut Walter Road Old Kent Road
Chestnut Swansea Business Park Whitechapel Road
Station Swansea Railway Station King’s Cross Station
Light blue Cwmdonkin Park The Angel, Islington
Light blue Gower Euston Road
Light blue Dylan Thomas Center Pentonville Road
Pink Swansea CityAFC pall mall
Pink Ospreys White Hall
Pink Swansea’s new stadium Northumberland Avenue
Station Mumbles Lighthouse Marylebone Station
Orange Challenge Valley Bow Street
Orange Oxford Street Marlborough Street
Orange Plymouth Street Vine Street
Red healthy place Strand
Red Brangwyn Hall fleet street
Red National Waterfront Museum Trafalgar Square
Station Quadrant Bus Station Fenchurch Street Station
Yellow Mumbles Pier Leicester Square
Yellow Plantasia Coventry Street
Yellow wind street Piccadilly
Green Tower Regent Street
Green DVLA Oxford Street
Green Swansea University Bond Street
Station Swansea Marina Liverpool Street Station
Dark blue SA1 park alley
Dark blue Morgan’s Hotel Mayfair

With so many changes to the city over the past 17 years, including the construction of the new city arena, how should the Swansea version of Monopoly be updated for 2022?

This study was conducted by SolitaireBliss, an online gaming service with a wide range of card games and challenges available to play for free.

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