The creators of an iconic board game have now revealed the first token for the new Aberdeen-themed edition.
A leopard has been chosen as one of the six pieces to be included in the Aberdeen Monopoly game, which will go on sale next month.
Two of the big cats feature prominently on the city’s coat of arms due to the legend that leopards were bestowed as a gift by King James I to Aberdeen in lieu of expenses while he was holed up in Scotland.
Sculptor Andy Scott also designed the Poised statue of a leopard at the Marischal Square development.
The spotted animal was picked following a two-month public ballot and the other five Aberdeen pieces will be unveiled at the board game launch ceremony.
It means traditional Monopoly tokens –such as the Scottie dog, battleship and boot – will not feature in the new version.
Lord Provost Barney Crockett said the leopard was a “great” addition to the game, which first appeared in 1935.
He said: “I think it is a great thing that the leopard is going to be part of the game.
“It has long been part of our history and it says a lot about our attitude to life.
“We are very proud of the leopard in Aberdeen.”
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Mr Crockett said he was a fan of the board game and likes to win when he plays.
He said: “I am an avid player of Monopoly and like to put my hotels on all of the squares. I am very competitive.”
Jennifer Lau, of Monopoly: Aberdeen Edition Makes Winning Moves UK, said the board would include the best features of the city.
She said: “The game will feature the very great and the very good of Aberdeen.
“We have been wonderfully spoilt for choice putting this game together. A huge thank-you to everyone who took the time to vote.”
The city’s first Monopoly board was launched in 2005, but was discontinued. Unlike this new edition, the tokens were not city-themed.
The new game will feature 30 locations from Aberdeen including Marischal College and Aberdeen FC’s Pittodrie Stadium.
The four traditional railway stations – Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street, Marylebone and King’s Cross – will make way for the airport, harbour, beach and the city’s own train station.
In the summer the makers of the game announced charities Befriend a Child and Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog Home would feature on community chest spaces on the new board.
Winning Moves ran a competition for one person or a family to officially launch the game.
Entrants were asked to explain why they love Aberdeen with photos, videos, poems, one-liners or montages.
The contest closed in July.
The new game will be launched at an event at Aberdeen Art Gallery and it goes on sale on November 8 at stores across the north-east.