Monopoly: Lagos set to make Guinness Book of Records

Lagos State is on the verge of making the Guinness Book of World Records via sports having successfully hosted the biggest ever Monopoly tournament.

The competition, tagged “City of Lagos Monopoly’’ was organised by the Lagos State Sports Commission in collaboration with Lagos-based Bestman Games, a sports development outfit.

The competition, held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, broke the world record of “Most People Playing Monopoly” under one roof.

The U-17 championships which had about 1,300 students overshot the expected number of students which the organisers initially pegged at 1,000.

The former world record was set at the Universal Studio in Singapore where 605 people gathered for the game on March 19, 2016.

Bestman Games says it is awaiting the confirmation of the feat by the Guinness Book of World Records for Lagos.