Monday, May 01, 2006

Monopoly my favorite game

According to CNN Money, Monopoly, invented in 1935, is getting with the times.

The game's updated Here and Now edition, which is due out this fall, will replace Atlantic City landmarks with legendary streets, neighborhoods and national monuments.

Until May 12, fans can vote on for their favorite landmarks from 22 cities — including New York's Times Square, Chicago's Wrigley Field, Honolulu's Waikiki Beach, Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive and San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Additionally, the votes will determine where each landmark will appear on the game board, the city with the most votes landing on the coveted Boardwalk spot.

"We encourage Monopoly fans to help create the look of our new game board by voting often at our website for their favorite landmarks," Matt Collins, Vice President of Marketing for Hasbro, said in a statement. "Your vote could be the difference needed to land your favorite American city on a blue property space."

Among other changes, the railroads will be replaced by New York's JFK airport, Chicago's O'Hare, Los Angeles' LAX and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson.

Property values will rise, money will be in higher denominations and "Community Chest" and "Chance" cards will reflect more modern scenarios.

But, the original version will still be available for sentimental fans of the game.


Anonymous said...

How many monopoly games are out there, Most countries have copied it to reflect their own as has starwars monopoly.
This new one seems to be on the much grander scale.

This could be a more productive move from the creators of monoply to follow on new tangent games such as Robert Kiyosaki's version and other types of business game/tools


Rob Good said...

I challenge you to game at Christmas in NZ Mike......

Mike Heine said...

I should get my Poleconomy game sent over from Nelson and I'll challenge anyone who wants a game!
Now that is a great game!

I had to make new money for it cos when I bought it all the notes had gone. The new ones are far more exciting though :D

Rymann said...

If you guys want a real challenge, check out RiskopolyTM. We came up with it ages ago by combining risk with monopoly.
Once you have a set of properties and have a hotel on one section, you can wage war against other streets.
The rules got fairly complicated, but it was great fun...

Rob Good said...

Very interesting.... Wonder if there is somewhere we can play monopoly online?

Anonymous said...

I thought I knew a girl once who was nicknamed "The Community Chest". Ah yes, the good old days of 92-93.

Mike J. Stark said...

Rob... Your ON

Bring ya "A" Game

Rob Good said...