The appropriately titled board game, Bendigopoly, prominently features local personality Cr Rod Fyffe alongside iconic landmarks such as the talking tram and Alexandra Fountain.
Bendigo TAFE graphic design teacher Melissa Voderberg said the students spent more than 100 hours developing and creating three different versions of the board game.
“The students have really grabbed onto this project and run with it,” she said.
“They’ve challenged each other to create some amazing work. The Bendigo community will really enjoy playing the games based on their own neighbourhoods and familiar icons.”
First year graphic design student Luke Denys paid homage to Cr Fyffe, his secondary school teacher, by including him as a character in one of the games.
“He was a teacher of mine and hilarious to be around,” he said.
“Even though he taught me math, he would always encourage me to keep drawing.”
Student Maddy Maud said her group looked to Bendigo’s automotive culture for inspiration.
“We based our game design on a Bendigo speedway,” she said.
“We all love car racing and V8 racing and thought it would be fun to have a game where you race each other through Bendigo.”
Locals will have a chance to try their luck with the board game tomorrow, at the Bendigo TAFE library between 10am and noon.
Entry is via gold coin donation. All monies raised will be donated to St Luke’s.