My second trip to Anglesey turned up this gem:

I'm a bit of a sucker for franchises like Monopoly (yes, I have the Sheffield version, my own hometown) - even though I know some big corporation is making money from my new penchant for the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn, as I now know it), buying it was a heartening experience. I bought it in Menai Bridge, and the lady on the checkout desk was very proud to point out that the very store she worked in was on the board! Here's to local pride in spite of large corporations.

Now, I just have to find some friendly people that will play Monopoly with an ex-offender... I cheated many times as a youth (my sisters didn't like adding up, so I always had the 'opportunity' presented by being banker), and was only caught when I confessed. I am a reformed player now, but funnily enough, my blackened reputation preceeds me. What's childhood without a bit of sibling rivalry, though?

Hugh Hughes made his last show with his siblings... in fact a number of times almost didn't make a show with his siblings, because somehow the people we grow up with know just how to wind us up. That show was so massive that lots of the stories the trio uncovered were woven into an online incarnation of their family home. It's still live, if you'd like to explore it, at

More soon - and any offers for a game of Monopoly welcome!

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Comment by Bianca Winter on May 17, 2013 at 8:56

Sounds like it's GAME ON! Have you spotted that Ucheldre Centre and Church Street, Llangefni are on the board? I think a little pop-up occupation of the Anglesey Monopoloy board is in order!

Comment by Katherine Jewkes on May 17, 2013 at 0:31
I'm up for a game!
Comment by National Theatre Wales on May 17, 2013 at 0:13

I've offered to play everyone at NTW HQ, but they are fearful of my real estate development skills....

Comment by Jen Thornton on May 16, 2013 at 16:27

We have a copy of Anglesey Monopoly in the office but we haven't had a chance to play it yet. Bring it to the pub when Catrin and I are around next and we will definitely join in! x

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