Leave it to folks in the Lehigh Valley to ruin some things that are classically American. First Yoccos ruined the hot dog. Next it was Matt Millen destroying an NFL team. Now it’s the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. The geniuses there have come up with a Monopoly type game with a Lehigh Valley Twist. Lehigh Valley-Opoly.
The concept behind the game is to replace the famous Monopoly landmarks with local ones. Since the game is sponsored by the Chamber, it’s evident that Lehigh Valley businesses are predominately featured. You can buy the Morning Call, the Historic Bethlehem Hotel or….get ready for this….Harhart’s Service Station. I don’t know who would buy that place. They don’t even know how to change oil properly. If anyone has ever wanted to own the Lehigh Valley Zoo, now is your chance. Might be a nice place to stuff Porkus Maximus. Or maybe buy a Yoccos or the Seangerbund in Coplay.
This topic is too rich for a single post entry. I will be talking about this one a lot between now and Thanksgiving. For now, I’m thinking about designing my own game: Whitehall-opoly. If a player collects all of the benches on the Ironton Rail Trail he can buy himself a seat on the board of commissioners.
Just a thought.