Google + Hasbro = Monopoly City Streets



Monopoly City Streets

One of my favorite board games when I was a kid was Monopoly. I’m sure you guys have played it too when you were a kid. I still have the Monopoly board game I bought back in 1986 back at home in the Philippines. If you love the game of Monopoly, then you’d definitely love this.

Tech giant Google, in collaboration with toymaker Hasbro have launched a Google Maps version of the popular board game Monopoly. This new web version called Monopoly City Streets brings the popular board game online, making it available to players all over the world and allowing players to compete in a worldwide, real-time version of the game. Players are awarded $3 million at the start of the game to purchase, build or trade in any neighborhood, any county in any part of the world.

Monopoly City Streets will only be available online for 4 months. This massively multiplayer online game was created to promote the release of Hasbro’s newest 3-D Monopoly game called Monopoly City which will be available in stores this coming fall.

Screenshots:

Monopoly City Streets Welcome Page
Monopoly City Streets

Monopoly City Streets – Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Monopoly City Streets

Monopoly City Streets – Paris, France
Monopoly City Streets

Monopoly City Streets – Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Monopoly City Streets

Key elements of the game are not the same for this online version of Monopoly. Players can now build before owning all properties of a color group and having the option of sabotaging their opponents by building hazards like prisons and sewage plants around their opponent’s properties. Aside from houses and hotels, players can also build skyscrapers, castles and even football stadiums and aside from the rent collected from properties owned, players get paid an additional $1 million each day they log-in.

I’ve logged in to the game already but I haven’t purchased any properties yet. Based on what I’ve seen, most of the popular spots/places are already occupied so if you want to try it out, its better if you purchase property from a less popular place like your own neighborhood or any small neighborhood around the world. From the looks of it, Monopoly City Streets can be very addicting.

Anyone else playing or tried Monopoly City Streets? What do you think about the game? Which popular properties or streets were you able to purchase and own? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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5 Comments

  1. ukfatboy

    September 14, 2009 at 7:30 AM

    The games is going to be reset some point this week . Clean start for eveybody.

    I love this game so I’ve set up my first ever website at :-

    http://www.wincitystreets.com

    Wincitystreets is an unofficial community for players of the fantastic free global online game Monopoly City Streets.

    Our forum allows you to keep up to date with everything to do with the game and to see what everybody else’s up to.

    The forums include sections on the rules FAQS , gameplay, strategy, tips and tricks.

    You can create your own blogs and follow other players thoughts, campaigns and disasters.

    Registering is easy and free. So please join in !

  2. BoardGameGeek

    September 14, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    Yeah this seems like an exciting game and obviously the popularity was a bit more than they imagined. A ‘good’ time waster :)

  3. Dhrumit

    September 14, 2009 at 2:06 AM

    I wanted the hasbro monopoly game.
    Can I get the link for the game.

  4. Michael

    September 12, 2009 at 4:36 AM

    I like games from hasbro, I will download this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. jp - blogging

    September 12, 2009 at 5:05 AM

    I like games from hasbro, I’m definitely going to download this.

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