Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Google Maps is the game board! It is called Monopoly City Streets and will be available for play for four months, beginning today.
Instead of traditional properties like Park Place and Pennsylvania Railroad, using Google Maps players will "acquire" real life streets anywhere in the world, and compete against other online players.
See the blog, called Monopoly City Streets, here. Read a BBC News article about it here. Thanks to blog viewer Auquicu in Peru for pointing out this story!
UPDATE: Apparently response has been so good, that the servers crashed! They are in the process of fixing it. Once fixed you can sign up at the website which is www.monopolycitystreets.com. In the meantime check out my other post involving a SketchUp design contest related to the new Monopoly game.
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