New Rockford board game in production

Imagine being able to move around a board game as “Symbol” or “Clock Tower”! Or collecting “money” for flying to Las Vegas on TMA Airlines. That’s the jist of a new “Monopoly”-style board game celebrating all that’s great about Rockford called “Rockford on Board,” coming to town soon.

The board games will go on sale throughout the area in April. Comprehensive Community Solutions Inc., a nonprofit organization, has undertaken this unique project, and will be producing this real estate trading game that showcases the businesses, organizations and attractions that make Rockford so special.

“The game celebrates all that is unique about Rockford, and the proceeds will help support the important programs of CCS Inc. as well,” said Kerry Knodle, executive director of CCS.

This exciting, one-of-a-kind customized keepsake will offer an opportunity to celebrate the great things, people and places in the city, and provide a way to keep those things alive for years to come. This is accomplished by local businesses and organizations sponsoring “squares” on the board.

Sponsors receive significant exposure and recognition for their businesses on the game board itself (through squares, the currency, houses and hotels), as well as on the deed cards, game play instructions, and the project Web site.

Project sponsors already “on board” include the following businesses and local establishments: Northwest Chicagoland Regional Airport, Mincemoyer Jewelers, Guerilla Graphics, Edgebrook Center, Magic Waters, Sinnissippi Park, Sportscore, Garwick Electric, River District Association, The Market Junction, Rockford Health Systems, and Redline Developers. In addition, retail and media sponsors have committed to selling and marketing the game throughout the area. These include the Rockford Park District, Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Crimson Ridge, Mincemoyer Jewelers, 13-WREX-TV, and the Rockford Register Star.

CCS is seeking additional sponsors for the game. For more information on how to become a sponsor or for more information about the game, contact Debbie York at CCS, 964-6236, or visit the project Web site at

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