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Now you can ‘Pass Go’ in Santa Maria, collect $200

Posted at 2:13 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 13:52:40-04

A classic board game is getting personal.

Santa Maria-opoly arrived on shelves at Walmart in Santa Maria earlier this week.

The game, designed to look like Monopoly, includes squares for the Paul Nelson Aquatic Center, Waller Park, Swiss Restaurant and Bar, The Hitching Post, Santa Maria-Style Barbecue and Downtown Santa Maria.

Cards include phrases such as, “You placed first at the Elks Rodeo Beard-A-Reno, Collect $20.” While you won’t get sent to the Santa Maria jail, you can get detoured or stuck in a traffic jam.

The game, made by company Late for the Sky, is currently priced at $19.99 at Walmart.

The box reads, “While it’s impossible to include everything, we jammed all the Santa Maria we could into this box. It’s full of outdoor adventures, family attractions, rich traditions and of course… The Vandenberg Air Force Base – a little something for every Santa Marian!”

The company’s website shows dozens of other cities available, including Pismo Beach-opoly and Santa Barbara-opoly. There is also reportedly a Lompoc-opoly.

One KSBY viewer pointed out a misspelling on the Santa Maria-opoly board. Allan Hancock College is spelled “Alan” Hancock College. KSBY contacted the game maker which said they are always open to making edits.

A Late for the Sky spokesperson says they work closely with Walmart to produce the games about local communities.

Santa Maria-opoly is sold at Walmart in Santa Maria. (KSBY photo)