Andrew Centofante

Creative Director & Digital Producer

Semester at Sea - 50th Anniversary SASopoly

Semester at Sea - 50th Anniversary SASopoly


This is one of those projects that happens to come along and is as much fun as it looks. As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration, Semester at Sea wanted a custom monopoly game. The process included brainstorming ideas for what the properties, game pieces, and game cards would be as well as designing the board, the box, the money, game cards and each property deed. We decided that the properties should highlight some of the favorite ports of call from the last 50 years and take the player on a trip around the world. We had custom game pieces made that reflected the Semester at Sea voyages, including a custom model of the MV Explorer. The game cards were dedicated to the memories and traditions that Semester at Sea alumni would relate with. I created custom illustrations to mimic the style of the original game while infusing SAS themes. The money was custom designed and featured currency from countries around the world like the Japanese Yen and the Ghanian Cedi. The overall packaging was created to reflect the 50th Anniversary branding and help tell the story of the last 50 years. Since monopoly is one of my favorite games of all time, I jumped at the opportunity and think the results were pretty amazing. See more about the game here: http://www.semesteratsea.org/2014/02/18/buy-countries-win-the-sea-olympics-and-avoid-dock-time-with-sasopoly/