Honda marks 30th anniversary of Canada manufacturing with its own Monopoly game

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In 1986, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to build cars in Canada. The Alliston, Ontario plant churned out Accords first, then Civics, and in 1998 a second plant was constructed to make Odysseys and CR-Vs. To mark the 30th anniversary of Honda Manufacturing Canada’s opening, a Honda-themed Monopoly game has been created. 

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Instead of a top hat and iron, the pieces are all Honda vehicles, including a CA Accord and EF Civic, as well as 1998 Odyssey, 2003 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, and 2012 CR-V. Like the original monopoly game, the properties increase in value as you go around the board, going from lawn tools and generators to the NSX and HondaJet.

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The set was only available to Honda employees, but a few of them have leaked onto eBay. The sets appear to run anywhere from CA$90 to $500 (US$68 to 378). They’re not cheap, but if you must have a Honda-shaped Monopoly token, in 2003 Johnny Lightning released a set of diecast cars with game tokens that includes the 5th-gen Accord. Or, if the Game of Life is more your taste, Honda Japan once issued a version of that in Japan (ironically, featuring the StepWGN and not the Life).

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6 Responses to Honda marks 30th anniversary of Canada manufacturing with its own Monopoly game

  1. Nigel said:

    I will keep an eye out for one of these !

  2. Tubby said:

    I ended up getting one from a fellow Honda associate in Canada. Apparently these are very tough to find. I did find a misprint on the box where the CRV and Pilot models are incorrectly named/labeled.

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