Hibs '˜beat' Hearts in new edition of Edinburgh Monopoly

HIBS have beaten their capital rivals Hearts - in a new edition of Monopoly.

The Easter Road club will be positioned above their rivals in the new official Edinburgh edition of the board game, which will go on sale next month.

The clubs will both feature in a sports themed set on the board, with Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish rugby, expected to fill the final space.

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Hearts and Hibs currently occupy the top two positions in the Scottish Premiership table. But while high-flying Gorgie-based Hearts sit two points clear at the summit, Leith’s Hibs will be positioned higher on the board.

A spokesperson for Winning Moves UK - makers of the game under official licence from Hasbro - said: “Hibs will be featuring higher up the board than Hearts.

“Of course, both had to be on as Edinburgh Monopoly without the two major football clubs would be like Edinburgh without the Castle - unthinkable.”

The Monopoly makers said several factors came in to play in deciding which club was positioned higher on the board.

Although Hearts, founded in 1874, are a year older than Hibernian (1875), it was Hibs who finished higher up the league table last season and qualified for European competition.

And while Hearts have the edge in matches between the two clubs, Hibs’ Easter Road Stadium has a slightly larger capacity than Hearts’ Tynecastle. The new Monopoly Edinburgh Edition will see famous locations such as Mayfair and Park Lane updated to iconic landmarks of the Scottish capital.