Community-based board games available in Quinte

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The holiday season is quickly approaching, and as residents of Quinte West make their lists and check them twice, holiday gifts that promote social distancing and staying home may be tricky.

During the spring when the coronavirus first forced residents indoors, board games and puzzles were flying off the shelves. As the second wave of COVID-19 progresses into the colder months, indoor games and activities are expected to be popular items this holiday season.

Mindful of the global pandemic, Canadian owned and operated Outset Media has partnered with Walmart Canada to launch limited-edition board games that bring fun to families by creating Canadian city-based board games. The Quinte West community is fortunate enough to be celebrated in Belleville-Opoly and Trenton-Opoly.

Similar to the classic Monopoly games, Belleville-Opoly and Trenton-Opoly’s property spots highlight crucial aspects of the Quinte West community.

Belleville-Opoly features properties like Zwick’s Centennial Parks and Trails, Downtown Belleville, The Empire Theatre, Glanmore National Historic Site, Burger Revolution and many more beloved spots throughout the community.

On the Trenton-Opoly board, players will notice properties such as the National Air Force Museum of Canada, the Trent Port Marina, Trent Port Museum and other historically rich landmarks.

Outset Media is thrilled that Trenton and Belleville have been selected to be featured in this exciting, limited-edition game.

“Outset Media is excited to help families across Canada celebrate where they live. These games were created to help people appreciate some things they cherish about their community,” said senior vice-president of Outset Media, Jean-Paul Teskey. “We are grateful that families and friends all over the country have made us part of the time they spend together during the holidays.”

Based on the best-selling game of all time, Monopoly, Belleville-Opoly and Trenton-Opoly draw attention to some of the great features and rich history of Quinte West. These Onset Media board games are available now at local Walmarts or online at

Virginia Clinton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Intelligencer