Monopoly: Alan Turing Edition Lets You Celebrate Computer Science As You Play

While most new Monopoly sets desperately try to keep up with the times — swapping cash for credit cards and square boards for circular ones — the latest celebrates the past. Now you can play the property-trading game while celebrating the life of the father of computer science, Alan Turing.

Announced over the weekend by Bletchley Park, where Turing worked during World War II, the new set is inspired by a hand-drawn board created by the son of Turing's friend Max Newman.

The board celebrates Turing's life, with notable properties including Kings College Cambridge, where he studied, and Bletchley Park itself. Utility companies are replaced with devices he used, such as the Enigma machine. His face even features on the bank notes.

The set is available for £30 ($46) direct from the Bletchley Park website. [Bletchley Park via Google]

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