“Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Opoly,” a board game that mimics the famous Monopoly board game, is the latest fundraiser from the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Auxiliary.
The game was introduced at the PHCC National Convention and ISH North America trade show in Chicago last September. Since then, the Auxiliary has sold 1,500 games. The game idea is the brainchild of Kathy Tindall, New Jersey chapter, and Lynn Heidler, Metro D.C. chapter.
The game, which costs $30, promotes manufacturers, professional contractors and Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association member services. Instead of landing on Park Place or Boardwalk, players may land on Bradford White or Burnham. Or you may land on “Permit Violation” rather than “Go to Jail” and get sent to “The Permit Violations Department.” The game start square is “PHCC – Get Educated.”
Players landing on “Got Insurance” or “Honor Thy Plumber” squares pick game cards filled with important consumer information regarding plumbing, heating and air-conditioning. For example, one card reads: “You let your brother-in-law attempt to repair your leaking tub drain. Now, it is leaking through your dining room ceiling. Should have hired a professional. Pay $100 fine.” Or “Congratulations, you have a carefree maintenance agreement program and save your customers money, time and worries. Roll again.”
Players can add offices or warehouses to increase the rental revenue of their properties. The game tokens include a claw-foot tub; a toilet; a service technician; a propane torch; a water heater; and a waste disposer.
For more information, go to www.PHCCweb.org.