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Monopoly board gets Beatlemania
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The Liverpool edition goes on sale to the public on Friday
A Beatles-themed hotel features on a new Liverpool Monopoly board - despite the development still being built.

The Hard Days Night Hotel on St Johns Street, which is in the latter stages of construction, will be included in the game's orange set of properties.

The edition, which goes on sale on Friday, has been produced to celebrate Liverpool as Capital of Culture 2008.

The board also features the Cavern Club and childhood homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney.

The game's makers have yet to reveal the full line up of iconic properties included on the board, but have stressed the importance of The Beatles to its success.

Liverpool's contribution to European culture cannot be underestimated and the board will be crammed with icons of this new culture
Graham Barnes, Monopoly promoter

Graham Barnes, promoter of Monopoly, said: "We have conducted extensive research and have discovered that The Beatles are more popular than ever internationally.

"Liverpool's contribution to European culture cannot be underestimated and the board will be crammed with icons of this new culture."

The boutique hotel is due to open its doors on 1 February.

Trevor Lynn, developer of Hard Days Night Hotel said: "The interest from the press and public in Hard Days Night Hotel has been phenomenal.

"Our inclusion on this Monopoly board when the hotel is still under construction just goes to show the level of anticipation in the project."

Specially-commissioned artwork created by acclaimed Beatles artist Shannon will adorn the walls of the hotel, and a white grand piano will feature in the John Lennon penthouse.

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