Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Google Maps helps put new spin on old board game - The Boston Globe

Sign of the times…

To play Monopoly City Streets, Web users log on to www.monopolycitystreets.com where they receive $3 million in digital Monopoly money. Next, they type in a real-world street name and city. Up pops a Google map of the location. If the street has not yet been purchased by someone else, the player can buy it and start building homes and office buildings. Property owners earn virtual Monopoly money by collecting daily rents on each property. Players can sell their properties to each other. They can also sabotage a competitor by purchasing a nearby street and building eyesores, like garbage dumps. This will reduce the value of the rival’s real estate holdings.

Google Maps helps put new spin on old board game - The Boston Globe

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