New York's legendary Plaza Hotel has always inspired grand story-telling. There was the little girl named Eloise who lived on the "tippy-top floor" of the hotel. Then the great Jay Gatsby checked in to battle it out with Tom Buchanan. And years later, came the big bad movie Home Alone 2, which was filmed at the property in the 90s.
There are countless more tales about the Plaza, and a new board game, Plaza-opoly, provides a window into its 107 years of history. Players choose from six characters (Eloise's pug dog, Weenie, and her turtle, Skiperdee, to name two), roll the dice, then travel the board, purchasing famous hotel rooms and suites along the way--The Champagne Bar, The Plaza Food Hall, The Grand Ballroom, and more. Each destination comes with a value card that offers details about the location's past. The goal is to become the wealthiest player and, of course, learn a thing or two about the property. You can buy the game at the Plaza Boutique--your kids will love it.
Clara Ogden-Sedlak is Special Projects Editor at Travel + Leisure.