Alan Turing Monopoly-Board

Bletchley Park ist der Sitz der englischen Government Code and Cypher School, einer der Mitarbeiter war Alan Turing und dort knackte er die Verschlüsselung der deutschen Enigma, Rest is History. Dort hat er allerdings nicht nur Geschichte geschrieben, sondern auch mit Kollegen auf einem selbstgemalten Board Monopoly gespielt und das gibt es demnächst als offizielles Turing-Monopoly. Awesome!

Bletchley Park is delighted to officially launch the Alan Turing Monopoly board, developed from a unique original board in the Bletchley Park Museum, hand-drawn by William Newman, son of Turing’s mentor, Max, over sixty years ago.

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.

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 note 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

Bletchley Park Launches Special Edition Alan Turing Monopoly Board (via Boing Boing)