Hasbro’s newest Monopoly Board Game is the “Here & Now Edition“.
In short: the classic monopoly game has gotten a facelift. No, wait… I guess it’s more like a complete makeover!
They asked people to vote on which properties they wanted on the Here & Now Edition of Monopoly. (More than 3 million online votes were cast!)
As a result, there are 22 new properties…
Blue (High-Rent) Properties:
Light Blue Properties:
Purple (Low-Rent) Properties:
If you want to understand the American attitude toward capitalism, look inside your hall closet. There’s probably a Monopoly game in there somewhere. Monopoly is the most popular board game in history, with more than 250 million copies sold.
Here’s what the new Monopoly game board looks like:
…Truly a sign of the times!
See for yourself… Play the online demo! (I believe if you keep rolling the dice long enough, you eventually stop land on every single spot on the board.)
…You can even print your own Monopoly money!
There are 8 brand new tokens:
- a New Balance tennis shoe
- a Starbucks coffee cup
- a Motorola RAZR phone
- a laptop computer
- a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle
- an airplane
- an order of McDonald’s french fries
- a Labradoodle dog
Here’s more about Labradoodles and other hybrid dog breeds with funny names.
We were always either the top hat or the thimble. We don’t want to be french fries! We like owning railroads no one has ever heard of! It’s not fair! And if you think that’s bad, wait until you hear about the British version: it — gasp — has no money, but instead gives everyone a Visa debit card. And Hasbro may inflict this horror on the American version as well. It’s just too horrible to contemplate.
Just for FUN… take the Monopoly Token Personality Quiz to see why you always choose the same playing piece whenever you play Monopoly!
A Few Other Changes…
The money starts with $10,000 bills and goes up to $5 million.
The little plastic houses are blue and gray.
The Community Chest and Chance cards have been modernized with items about reality TV, computer viruses, identity theft, insider trading, and such.
Pass “GO” and collect $2 million.
The 4 railroads (B&O, Pennsylvania, Reading, and Short Line) have been replaced by the 4 busiest airports in the U.S.: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, New York’s Kennedy, Los Angeles and Chicago’s O’Hare.
Did You Know?
The total amount of money in a standard Monopoly game is $15,140.
…but wait, there’s more!
The three most-landed-on properties are Illinois Avenue, “GO” and the B&O Railroad.
Learn more Monoploy Fun Facts!
Monopoly Controversy & Strategies
- Do you like niche-marketed Monopoly boards?
- Do you think Monopoly has gotten too commercial?
- Which (of the classic) Monopoly properties are the best ones you should try to own?
- Which (of the classic) Monopoly tokens are the most popular playing pieces?
- Check out these probabilities in the game of Monopoly.
- Here’s how to win at Monopoly.
- What’s your strategy for improving property (buying houses and hotels)?
Get Monopoly Here & Now: