Bosses of the world’s most famous board game have fallen so in love with High Wycombe that on Valentine’s Day they have announced it has landed the honour of its very own official MONOPOLY game – after seeing off 24 other places across the globe. 

High Wycombe has landed the big MONOPOLY bucks - beating other areas like Carmel in California and Sandbanks in Dorset. 

To celebrate the news, Mr MONOPOLY will be handing out red roses, chocolates and signed MONOPOLY money to shoppers in High Wycombe town centre this morning. 

Now, a two-week consultation is set to be launched to decide what places and local landmarks should feature on the board. 

A delighted Melanie Williams, Chief Executive of High Wycombe BIDCo, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to hear this great news for High Wycombe and are delighted to have won the opportunity to be part of the MONOPOLY family.

“We are fortunate to have so many beautiful buildings, green spaces, excellent schools and shopping areas that the MOPNOPOLY makers will be spoilt for choice.

“As the public consult on the make-up of the game we encourage them to visit to learn more about High Wycombe’s fabulous heritage and source places that could be included the game.”

The board will see High Wycombe themed property squares and Chance and Community Chest cards.

Leading favourites from the town likely to be tipped to feature include The Guildhall, the Blue Clock in the town centre, the iconic Red Lion statue on the High Street, the Wycombe Swan and Adams Park.

The Chance and Community Chest cards are being customised too. One may send players back three spaces for littering at the National Trust’s stunning West Wycombe Park.

Bosses at London-based games company Winning Moves, who are producing the game under licensing from Hasbro, say a variety of factors were used in selecting the winning place. These include: ‘Pride’ ; ‘Beauty’ and ‘Sense of Community’.

MONOPOLY boss Afolabi Omotola said: "West Wycombe Park is one of the finest National Trust properties attracting tourists from all over the world. And the Listed Guildhall in the heart of High Wycombe is a stand-out crown jewel.

"We are absolutely sure we are going to be absolutely spoilt for choice producing this edition."

The game is expected to hit the shops this October, just in time for Christmas. 

To suggest High Wycombe landmarks and cards to feature, you can either email or send them via the official High Wycombe MONOPOLY page. 

Polling starts at 10am today (Monday, February 14) and ends at 11.59pm on Monday, February 28.