Updated: Jul 26, 2021
The Albion STAR Team is now registering teams for one of downtown's most popular events, Albionopoly! The event returns on:
Friday, July 30th 5:00 pm
What is Albionopoly?
Albionopoly is downtown Albion's life-sized Monopoly-style game, played around the Noble County Courthouse Square, where decorated sidewalks create the squares on the "board".
New this year, find additional activities including a cash bar and live music, in Celebration Station on the east side of the Square! More details coming soon!
How is Albionopoly played?
Game play is very similar to the popular board game, except without involving hotels, houses, or mortgages. Each team is given "cash" and the deeds to properties they will "own" during the game. Starting at "Go", each team moves around the Courthouse Square "board" based on rolls of giant dice. Teams may be sent to Jail, and face other challenges and windfalls based on landing on "Chance" and "Community Chest". (Download complete game play information using the link below).
Three rounds of play take place to determine two semi-finalists and a champion. Prizes are awarded for winning teams, plus the best game piece!
What comprises a team?
Based on experience, a team is well advised to include five people, but smaller and larger teams may play. Each team needs some adult supervision and guidance, but kids can join in the fun, too. Each team will need to identify a team leader and one or more players who will be "runners". Runners need to monitor the team's properties to collect rent as other teams land on them, and may also need to visit the "bank" for change. (This may require some running around the Square, hence the suggestion of five people!)
Past participants have included couples, families, staff groups, business-sponsored teams, and more. Enthusiasts who are not actively playing on a team are also welcomed to come downtown to root on others, observe, and enjoy the game and other activities On the Square!
How much does it cost?
A team registration fee of $25 includes up to five team members. Additional team members may be added for $5 each. Observers are free! Game "board" squares are sponsored by local businesses. Sponsors are invited to decorate their squares (the STAR Team will help with initially outlining the squares) to add to the fun of game play using chalk or water-based craft paints that will wash away in the rain. For information about sponsorship, contact Mary Ann Troutner at (260) 564-0341.
Why participate or watch Albionopoly?
Come downtown on July 30th to enjoy meeting other people, have fun, and to support our downtown businesses! All proceeds benefit the Albion STAR Team and their mission to build a vibrant, thriving downtown Albion, Indiana.