Wensleydale Cheese, Aysgarth Falls and Forbidden Corner feature in new Yorkshire Dales Monopoly

Tan Hill, Aysgarth Falls and the Forbidden Corner all feature in a new version of the Monopoly board game based on the Yorkshire Dales.

Instead of a dog, shoe and ship playing pieces, the new edition features Wensleydale cheese, a cricket bat, a pair of walking boots and a miniature dry-stone wall.

Players must also ‘pass GO’ to land on more than 30 local landmarks, including Aysgarth Falls, Malham Cove and Fountains Abbey, as voted for by the public.

Winning Moves UK, which makes Monopoly under licence, said the area was selected because of the number of famous landmarks and its international tourist appeal.

The game manufacturers thanked the public for sending in suggestions for which locations should feature on the game.

John Keen-Tomlinson, custom games executive at Winning Moves UK, said: “We have been absolutely spoilt with choices when putting this Monopoly game together, including the customised wording on Community Chest and Chance playing cards.

“For example, some players could be penalised for ‘wild camping.’ Whilst others could be rewarded for ‘quality sheepdog trials.’ Very Yorkshire!

He added: “The slab of Wensleydale and miniature dry stone wall were almost unanimous choices when we had a public consultation period earlier this year. Both are iconic in the Dales, as are Dalesbred sheep.

“We threw in the cricket bat because as we toured the Dales we noticed just about every village, however small, seemed to have a cricket pitch.”

He added: “The response from the public to Monopoly: Yorkshire Dales Edition has been overwhelming. A very big thank you to everyone who sent in nominations and congratulations to everyone featured in the game.”

Bolton Abbey takes the top ranking spot in this edition, equivalent to Mayfair in the original game, while Aysgarth Falls is the most affordable square, like Old Kent Road.

Throughout the game, players can also be penalised for ‘wild camping’, while others can be rewarded for ‘quality sheepdog trials’.

Yorkshire resident Jason Bunn, Britain’s only Monopoly world champion, said: “I have one of the world’s largest collections of Monopoly editions – more than 300 different themes, from Elvis to the Wizard of Oz, but Monopoly: Yorkshire Dales edition could very well be my favourite now.”

The classic board game, which was first released in the US in 1935, has already launched spin-off editions set in York, Harrogate and Scarborough.