Board game built around E’town locales

A new property-acquistion board game uses locations and attractions familiar to Hardin Countians and is on the market locally.

Made in Cincinnati by Late for the Sky Production Company, E-town-Opoly mirrors both the name and four-sided property board of the famous Parker Brothers’ Monopoly game.

Here the most expensive properties are not Boardwalk and Park Place but Downtown Elizabethtown and the Hardin County Courthouse with The Cannonball and One-Room Schoolhouse on the low-priced end just past Go. In addition to popular spots such as Freeman Lake and the Elizabethtown Sports Park, it features the names of local businesses along the board including Vibe Coffee, Bub’s Cafe, Dix-E-town Lanes and Dewster’s Homemade Ice Cream.

The game’s Contingency and Big Fun cards also include local mentions. For example, you can lose a turn if the card says you overindulged on pickle spears at Back Home Restaurant.

“We research several cities and communities around Kentucky to make a very localized game about a specific area,”

Bill Schulte, one of the owners of Late for the Sky, said in a news release announcing the game’s release.

The company exclusively markets the game through a local Walmart store. The retail price is $19.98, the release said.

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