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.
Monopoly City Streets Welcome Page
Monopoly City Streets – Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Monopoly City Streets – Paris, France
Monopoly City Streets – Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
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.