Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Niall8
And you must be the Monopoly guy…
Toymaker Hasbro has launched an online massive multi-player version of its best-selling property game Monopoly, dubbed Monopoly City Streets.
This free to play game uses Google Maps, or Open Street Map, as the actual playing board. New players will be given three million Monopoly dollars to begin building their virtual portfolio and theoretically every street in the world will be available for purchase.
The goal of the game, like the real-life version, is to earn money on the streets and properties and become the richest property tycoon around. Once a player has taken control of a street, they will be able to charge rent and build new virtual properties. Streets may also be traded and sold with other players.
Hasbro is introducing new chance cards, which will allow players to sabotage rival competitors by building rubbish dumps, prisons or wind farms on their property to reduce the rent value of those adjoining.
The game has just gone live and will close at the end of January 2010. For more info see www.monopolycitystreets.com
There has been no explanation for what happens if you land on “Go to Jail” however.