Local entrepreneur Rachel Lowe is delighted to announce the completion of the new Destination Portsmouth Board Game in celebration of its 20th Anniversary.
The taxi game takes you on a journey through the streets of Portsmouth collecting fares from attractions, landmarks and businesses. This Special Edition is 2 games in 1 with a double-sided board featuring a Day Shift AND a Night Shift.
Artwork is now with the factory and the stock will arrive in time for Christmas! You can get your hands on a copy if you Pre-Order now from www.rachellowe.co.uk.
Rachel had the idea for the game whilst working as a cab driver locally to pay her way through her Law degree at the University of Portsmouth. She entered her idea into the University Enterprise Challenge and used the cash she won to set up her first company. Destination London and Destination Portsmouth were the first two editions to be launched. Destination London found success in Hamley’s of London, hitting the headlines when it became the store’s Christmas Number 1 best-selling product, outselling Monopoly; despite her idea being famously shot down by the Dragon’s when she appeared with her game in the very first series of BBC Dragon’s Den. Destination Portsmouth sold out within 2 weeks of its launch locally.
20 years later Destination is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a planned roll out of the regional Destination Board Games, starting with her home town of Portsmouth.
Rachel is excited about the new release;
“I am so very proud to have created something that shines a light on our beautiful city. Some of my fondest memories of childhood were playing board games with family. I have received so many lovely messages over the years from people who made their own memories playing the original Destination Portsmouth game. Christmas Day this year will see many locals playing the new 20th Anniversary edition. It is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves their city. Thank you to anyone who has supported the project, I am very proud of this special edition”
A total of 93 local Destinations have made it into the new edition including locations on the Day Shift such as The D-Day Story, South Parade Pier, Coffee Cup, Southsea Laser Clinic, STR Group and Portsmouth Football Club. For the Night Shift you will visit locations which include Gunwharf Quays, Southsea Brunch Klub, Giuseppe’s Restaurant, The Gaiety Southsea and Meat and Barrel.
A new feature of the Special Edition is the Golden Destination Card! There is one for each shift and these have been sponsored by Official Partners Kings Theatre and City of Portsmouth College. If you are lucky enough to pick up a Golden Destination Card you get Triple Fare and collect £300! The winner is the player with the most money at the end of the shift.
Paul Woolf, Kings Theatre CEO, Producer & Writer says
“We are delighted to see the iconic Kings Theatre taking pole position on the Destination Portsmouth Board Game. The Kings Theatre sits at the very heart of the city. We are very excited to be part of something that promotes the wonderful waterfront City of Portsmouth to the rest of the World.”
Mike Stevenson, Director of Marketing and Communications – City of Portsmouth College added
“Destination Portsmouth is such an iconic board game. We were a proud sponsor for its 10th Anniversary, so naturally we jumped at the chance to be involved again with Rachel and the launch of the 20th Anniversary edition. We love being at the heart of this dynamic, vibrant, exciting city and its people who have so much to offer. We urge everyone to add the game to their Christmas shopping lists.”