A LANDLADY has fulfilled her dream by creating a board game after 20 years of trying.
And all the hard work has paid off - her game is being launched by Cheshire company New Century
Debbie Keigan, from the Nag's Head in Haughton, started making the game, entitled Cash Trap, in 1985. The aim of the game is to get your money bags from one side of the board to the other.
She said: 'I had always been interested in board games and during my pregnancy I found I had a little extra time so I decided to create a simple strategy board game.
'Wondering if I could make it work, I sketched out a plan, made a paper Games. mock-up and began to play.
'For many months, I played it over and over again, assessing the different scenarios and making improvements along the way.
'Unfortunately, a lack of time and probably experience meant the game languished in a cupboard, making periodic appearances along the way. Every time the game was played, I was encouraged by the enthusiasm shown.
'Now, some 20 years later, I feel the time is right for the game to be produced for a wider market.'
The game has been a huge success with family and friends - and with New Century Games, who were so impressed they featured it at The Manchester Mind Sport Olympiads.
Debbiesaid:'It's veryexcitingtohave had such a positive response from the board game enthusiasts at such a prestigious event as the Mind Sport Olympiads.
'After the Cash Trap launch, we are exhibitingthegameat amajoreventin Essen, Germany where it will be competing for the Game of the Year Award.'
Last month, Cash Trap was played as part of a charity evening at The Nags Head.
The night was a huge success, raising money for three charities - Cancer Research, Children with Leukaemia and Hope House Children's Hospice.