A father-of-two is hoping he can help families go green this Christmas.

Richard Taylor, 39, has invented a new board game, Go Green, which sees players moving around the board collecting fruit, vegetables, pigs and chickens vying to be named the first to become self-sufficient.

The graphic designer, who spent 13 years working in the borough, came up with the game in his sleep and is hoping it will inspire families to think more about the environment in a fun way.

He said: “It kills two birds with one stone. It’s a fun game but at the same time I wanted it to be education.

“Richmond as a borough is probably one of the greenest. I hope its popular here.”

The game has already proved to be a hit with the Prince of Wales who sent a letter to Mr Taylor, from Walton on Thames, praising the game, which costs £22.95 and is available at gogreenboardgame.co.uk.

However, one lucky reader can win the game by sending their name and contact number to jkilvington@london.newsquest.co.uk. The winner will be drawn at random on December 10.