Monopoly released the "Here & Now" updated version of the game this week. Over the past few months they had people voting on what to include on the new board.
Disney World made the cut and is located on one of the red spaces. From the press release:
"Orlando's Disney World occupies the red space traditionally known as Illinois Avenue, which has proven to be the most landed-upon property space on the board during a game."
And if you want to stretch even further - Mall Of America is also on there as one of the light blue squares so you could technically own The Park at MOA as well....I guess. :)
One thing that struck me was all of the corporate sponsors for the game pieces -- McDonald's, Toyota, Motorola, New Balance -- yet they have a generic laptop. Guess none of the computer companies wanted to pony up the cash to have their name stamped on it.
I also found it amusing that Boston (Fenway Park/Park Place) is once again runner-up to New York (Times Square/Boardwalk). Maybe the Monopoly designers are all Yankee fans. ;)
- Aaron K
So this "Here and Now" version of Monopoly is just a special version (like all of the special versions before it) and not an updated version that will replace the classic 1930's era version?
The report I heard on the radio made it sound like the old version was no more.
Guess none of the computer companies wanted to pony up the cash to have their name stamped on it.
Apple seems like a company that would advertise that way. They're much into the whole "now" thing. iPods are dominating their market and Mac sales are rising. Interesting none-the-less.
Not exactly realistic, but more current than dealing in hundreds.
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