DANVILLE — The fifth period economics class at Danville Community High School is creating a monopoly-type board game with the help of local businesses.
The game, called Town Takeover: Danville Edition, is being released Oct. 15 at a price of $20 per game.
Mike Neilson’s economics class, filled with all seniors and one junior, has been working diligently on putting together the hometown board game that features local businesses around Danville.
“We decided to do a board game that we can market to the whole town,” said Lauryn Luckey, one of the student managers on the project. “We’re trying to sell spots on the board to the local businesses. The goal from this is to make enough profit to get a $500 senior scholarship and the remaining money will go to Relay for Life.”
The town tried to design a game like this 15 years ago, and this year the econ class was asked if they were interested in putting it together.
“The Eecon class does a project every year and our period was asked if we would be interested this year,” Luckey said.
Nick Hall, another student manager, added, “A certain idea was given to us and we took it in our own way, changed it up a bit, and made it an idea of our own.”
Businesses from all around Danville are going to be on the board.
“On the original monopoly, there is a jail, and we have two known candidates for our sheriff. We have contacted them to see if they would buy the spot,” Luckey said.
The board itself was designed in part by Sharper Image.
“We’ve been going back and forth with them, they’ve helped us out a lot with giving us reasonable prices,” said Grant Davis, who runs the marketing side of the game.