Classic board game has Yukon flair

Yukon Chamber Ambassadors unveil ‘Yukonopoly’

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Yukon Chamber of Commerce representatives are ready to play after the arrival of the new Yukonopoly board games at the Yukon Chamber office, 10 W Main – Suite 130: From left, Angie Williams of The Lokal, Yukon Chamber office manager Courtney Dillard, Yukon Chamber Ambassador Otis Davenport, and Yukon Chamber President-elect Mike Gray of Vacca Coffeehouse. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Yukon residents who like playing the classic board game Monopoly now can do so with a uniquely local twist.

The Yukon Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled a new “Yukonopoly” game, with sales benefitting its Ambassadors’ program.

“Our Yukonopoly is a great representation of Yukon and the many outstanding Chamber member businesses in our community,” Yukon Chamber CEO Pam Shelton said.

Volunteers with the Yukon Chamber Ambassadors started hand-delivering these keepsake board games Feb. 15 to the 56 sponsors.

Yukonopoly sales will benefit the Yukon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors’ program. Yukon’s game – which features all Yukon Chamber businesses – is modeled after the classic Monopoly board game. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

As the beneficiary of this project, the Ambassadors will plan a “game night” for people to play Yukonopoly in a fun group setting.

Some 700 games will be distributed through the Yukon Chamber of Commerce and its members. Retail cost is $30 plus tax.

“Proceeds will help fund some of the programs that our Ambassadors do, such as providing backpacks for Yukon students over Christmas break and service projects for seniors at local assisted living centers and nursing homes,” Shelton said.

The Ambassadors are an extension of the Yukon Chamber, going “above our mission to promote economic growth in the community through leadership, support and service to our members.”

The public is encouraged to stop by the Yukon Chamber office to secure their Yukonopoly games.

The office, 10 W Main – Suite 130, is open from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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‘ALL YUKON’ GAME

To support this endeavor, Yukon Chamber businesses purchased sponsorships for all 42 spaces on the game board, along with different denominations of the “play” money, the front and back of all deed cards, specialty cards, and more.

“Our Yukonopoly is all Yukon businesses – Yukon Chamber members,” Shelton noted.

The front of the box features a photo of the iconic “Yukon’s Best Flour” grain elevators on Main Street.

This is the first Yukonopoly game created by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.

Previous iterations were done – and sold – by the Yukon Jaycees civic club, Shedeck Elementary School and large retailers.

Yukon Chamber office manager Courtney Dillard predicted these limited-edition collectible items – which filled the Chamber office upon their recent arrival – will “go fast.”

Some Yukonopoly games also will be sold at Main Street Marketplace, Vacca Coffeehouse and other participating merchants.

For more information, call (405) 354-3567.

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