Because we should: Monopoly game to use Google Maps
by Mark R
There are so many versions of the Monopoly Board Game based on movies like Star Wars or other entertainment franchises. Practically every major university has a version of it. Since I went to Washington State University, I play Wazzuoploy.
However, just when you think the Monopoly board game has been done to death, Hasbro comes along and breathes new life to it with Monopoly City Streets.
This version of Monopoly doesn’t require renaming the original names of properties their franchise equivalents. In this version, the player is using Google maps, and buying properties on real streets.
Instead of starting off with the $1500 that the traditional Monopoly game player starts with, players of Monopoly City Streets start with $3 million. Of course, that probably won’t go far in the big city.
This screenshot above raises a few questions. For example, I can’t help but notice that there are no spaces. I also couldn’t see any player pieces like the die-cast metal car or that shoe that no one ever wants to play. I see no jail, railroads, or Free Parking. (Of course, in the big city, there really is no such thing as free parking.)
In other words, it looks like someone took the traditional rules of Monopoly and threw them out the window. You can see this for yourself in a few days on its September 9th release date, but you might be too busy playing Beatles Rock Band.