Last chance for firms to sign up to Destination Portsmouth board game

Rachel Lowe, the inventor of Destination Portsmouth
Rachel Lowe, the inventor of Destination Portsmouth
  • Founder of Destination Portsmouth is creating a 10th anniversary game
  • Response has been ‘overwhelming’
  • Closing date is on Friday
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THE entrepreneur behind the board game Destination Portsmouth says she is overwhelmed with the response from people ahead of the 10th anniversary edition.

Companies across the city have been signing up to sponsor the award-winning game, which sees players compete to race through the streets of the city in a minicab.

Destination Portsmouth

Destination Portsmouth

Ex-taxi driver Rachel Lowe, who created the game, is releasing a 10th anniversary version and companies including The News, the Spinnaker Tower, the Blue Reef Aquarium and Portsmouth International Port have signed up.

Rachel said: ‘It’s been amazing. I’ve been overwhelmed with the response that we have had from people. Not only have we got lots of previous sponsors which have re-booked, but we have got some new ones too. I’m proud to be part of the city. It’s a good representation for Portsmouth.’

The city’s park-and-ride scheme has also been included.

A string of independent businesses have registered to be involved in the game including record shop and cafe Pie & Vinyl and toy shop U-Need-Us.

I am really proud to be part of the city. It’s a good representation for Portsmouth

Rachel Lowe, founder

‘It’s a unique way of marketing your business,’ Rachel added.

‘We don’t want it to be purely business, it has to represent the city.

‘It has to include all the attractions that make the city what it is.

‘It’s great to be able to involve independent businesses to have their place on the board. They contribute to the city’s economy.’

Rachel said she feels the 10th anniversary game will be the best yet.

‘I’m so excited,’ she said. ‘This time round we have lots of really big-name high street stockists who already want it which is brilliant.’

The closing date to be part of the game is this Friday, August 7. Email


Headline Sponsor:

Aqua Cars

Corporate Sponsors:

The News

Express FM

Spinnaker Tower

Blue Reef Aquarium

The Coffee Cup

Cascades Shopping Centre

1000 Lakeside Business Complex

Scope Body Shop

University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth College

Portsmouth Grammar School

Portsmouth High School

Gunwharf Quays

Fort Purbrook

For Widley

In partnership with Portsmouth City Council:

Portsmouth International Port

Southsea Castle

Southsea Beach

Southsea Common

D-Day Museum

City Museum

Guildhall Square

Southsea Shopping (Palmerston & Osborne Road)

Commercial Road Shopping

Park & Ride

Portsmouth Harbour Station

Portsmouth & Southsea Station

Independent Sponsors:

Game Over

Giant Leap

Infinity Design

U-Need-Us Toy Shop

Love Southsea

Broadway Creative Printing

Pie & Vinyl