Customers enjoy last-minute shopping with Darien-centric Monopoly game

Holiday shoppers at The Darien Toy Box are busy getting their last-minute holiday gifts, but they are also going there for something that is now the talk of the town.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2021, 11:48 PM

Updated 883 days ago

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Darien is taking a unique approach to shopping small with a game that celebrates shopping local.
Holiday shoppers at The Darien Toy Box are busy getting their last-minute holiday gifts, but they are also going there for something that is now the talk of the town.
Store owner Bill Jensen took Monopoly and turned it into Darienopoly.
"The response has been fabulous," said Jensen.
The game is all about Darien, showcasing all its local businesses, from the Darien News store to the Sugar Bowl.
Some of the proceeds from the sales of the game are benefiting two local causes: a high school scholarship program through the Darien Chamber Charitable Foundation, and programming for the Depot Darien Youth Center.
"It's for everyone who wants a little piece of Darien to hold on to. It's a nice memory of what our town is now and what it will become," said Jensen.
The game sells for $35. Jensen rebooted the original Darienopoly that came out in 1995.


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