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Edmond plans life-size versions of popular games

Edmond’s parks and recreation department is offering Life Size Game Days Saturday at Chitwood Park. The first game is called Edmondopoly and patterned after Monopoly.
By Diana Baldwin, dbaldwin@opubco.com Published: July 14, 2014
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Parks and recreation department officials this week will launch Life Size Game Days, which will recreate popular board games and allow families to portray the game pieces.

The first game is Edmondopoly, to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Chitwood Park, one block east of Kelly Avenue between First and Main streets. The park is also known as rocket ship park.

The event is free, and participants will be given play money.

The parks department is partnering with local business owners to enhance the game days, said Diane Self, the city’s recreation programs manager.

“We will be using sidewalk paint to recreate a Monopoly board using local Edmond businesses that have purchased property spaces,” Self said.

“All businesses purchasing locations will have the opportunity to set up a table or tent to speak with the families who land on their property and will be available to take play money when families purchase amusement tickets.”

Plans are to replicate the original Monopoly game board, but Junior Monopoly rules will be used for faster play, Self said.

“We feel this will be a great activity for families,” she said.

Plans are to replicate other popular games.

For more information, go to www.edmondok.com.