“We need to sell about half our spaces still to move forward on production,” said Sara Berns, executive director of the Business Improvement District (BID) about the board game, which has been under development for several months.
The game is inspired by Monopoly, which was created by Parker Brothers in the 1930s.
Berns confirmed the new beach-centric game will feature: PB Hotel Row including Crystal Pier Hotel, Beach Cottages and Ocean Park Inn; classic businesses including 35-year-old Broken Yolk restaurant, 25-year-old Tony Roma’s and Mr. Frosties; local favorites like Tavern and the Patio; and other PB staples including the PB Town Council, Beach and Bay Press and Pacific Beachfest.
Landmarks showcased in the new boardgame will include Crystal Pier, the Boardwalk, Garnet Avenue Shopping District, Mission Bay park and Tourmaline Surf Park.
Berns said Discover PB is continuing to look for participation from real-estate agents, surf shops and other businesses that are a “part of PB history — or will be.”
Businesses must be members of the Discover PB BID to qualify for participation.
Plans are to distribute 1,200 PBopoly games at local retailers for the holiday season. The first 22 businesses applying get a game card valued at $300.
For more information call Discover PB at (858) 273-3303, visit www.pacificbeach.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.