Monopoly goes online with Google Maps

Google teamed up with Hasbro to bring Monopoly online

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Google and Hasbro have teamed up to bring one of the world's most popular board game online! The much loved family board game in history, traced as far back as 1935, will be revolutionized to utilize Google Maps, which will allow players the freedom to choose from countless streets around the world to buy.

Monopoly City Streets, the online version will bear similairties to the traditional board game, but will have added opportunies to allow players to build football stadiums, windmills, schools and skyscrapers as well as the original houses and hotels. The classic Chance cards will also offer the advantage for players to build prisons, sewage plants and rubbish dumps on their rivals' streets.

Players will start the free game with three million Monopoly dollars and can buy Downing Street for $231,000, while Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, where the White House stands, costs $2 million. Now that just makes Mayfair and the likes of Bond Street sound like a bargain!

Each day you log in, you would recieve $1 million, in addition to the rent automatically collected from your properties, from $50,000 for a house to $100 million for a skyscraper. So no more keeping quiet when you try to land un-noticed on a fellow player's spot! Monopoly has gone bigger and better, and I simply can't wait to see how far this classic game has evolved into the 21st century.

The global multiplayer game will be avaliable online for four months since it's release last week, coinciding with the upcoming release of Hasbro's newest 3-D Monopoly game, Monopoly City, which will be avaliable in stores in the coming months.

Hasbro said: "It's a chance to escape the harsh reality of recession and enjoy building up an empire."

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