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Play Monopoly as Alan Turing did with new special edition board

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A special Alan Turing edition of Monopoly will be available in November, based on a hand-drawn board that he had used in the 1950s.

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When Alan Turing wasn't busy contributing to the fields of computing and artificial intelligence, the famed mathematician enjoyed an occasional game of Monopoly — even going to the point of playing on a hand-drawn board made by friend William Newman. With the official Alan Turing edition of Monopoly, players can experience the game as he did with a board designed after the original hand-drawn version.

This isn't just a simple reskin either: the game will include never-before-seen photos of Turing, huts and blocks instead of hotels and homes, the board's back story, and even Newman's original rules. The Alan Turing Monopoly game can be pre-ordered now for £29.99 (about $48) with deliveries expected to begin in November. All proceeds of the sales will go toward Bletchley Park, and Google — which celebrated Turing's birthday with an interactive doodle — has already purchased the first 1,000 units as a donation to the Bletchley Park Trust.