The biggest day in board game history is… Friday, May 12, 2006.
According to the folks at Hasbro, anyway.
That’s the day that America decides which streets to place on the brand new edition of the Monopoly game board.
That’s right, they’re changing the classic Monopoly game board — making it more modern — with hip new street names & national landmarks that more people will recognize.
It’s called Monopoly: The Here & Now Edition.
The following cities will be included in the new Monopoly game:
|Cities On The “Here & Now” Monopoly Board|
|Las Vegas||Los Angeles|
|St. Louis||Washington D.C.|
It’s up to YOU to determine which landmarks in each of those cities will actually appear on the board itself.
Here’s How To Shape The Future Of Monopoly
Once a day every day between now and Friday, May 12th you can vote for one (1) landmark in each of the 22 cities.
You don’t have to “register” or log-in.
You can place one vote for each city.
Go there now, and cast your vote!
How To Get Your Favorite City In The Boardwalk Position
Okay, here’s a little secret:
Not only will your votes be used to determine which landmarks will appear on the next Monopoly board, but the vote totals for each city will further be used to determine where on the board those landmarks will be placed.
For that reason, you may want to vote once to see all the landmarks which fall under each city (see below). And then, since you’re only allowed to vote once per day (from each computer), you may want to visit several more days in a row after that to vote only for those landmarks which are in your one (1) very favorite city.
The top voted city will receive the coveted “blue property” that’s currently held by Boardwalk and Park Place.
As of today, the cities at the top of the list vying for prime position on the new Monopoly game board are:
New York (168,026 votes)
Washington D.C. (153,682 votes)
Boston (152,981 votes)
Chicago (152,918 votes)
Las Vegas (151,606 votes)
San Francisco (150,586 votes)
…but you can change all that with your own vote!
Track the results to see how America is voting, with real-time “live” results.
Landmarks That You Can Vote For
(percentages show the current most popular landmark within each city)
- Atlanta: Centennial Olympic Park (45%) | Peachtree Street | Stone Mountain
- Boston: Beacon Hill | Fenway Park (65%) | The Freedom Trail
- Chicago: Michigan Avenue | Navy Pier | Wrigley Field (65%)
- Cleveland: Eyckud Avenue | Jacobs Field (40%) | Northcoast Harbor
- Dallas: Dallas Arboretum | Fair Park | Texas Stadium (46%)
- Denver: Larimer Square | LoDo | Red Rock Amphitheater (76%)
- Honolulu: Diamond Head | Kalakaua Avenue | Waikiki Beach (60%)
- Houston: Johnson Space Center (80%) | Kemah Boardwalk | Museum District
- Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (70%) | Las Vegas Boulevard | Tropicana Boulevard
- Los Angeles: Hollywood | Rodeo Drive (64%) | Sunset Boulevard
- Miami: Coconut Grove | Little Havana | South Beach (68%)
- Minneapolis: Mall of America (70%) | Stone Arch Bridge | Summit Avenue
- Nashville: Country Music Hall of Fame | Grand Ole Opry (75%) | Music Row
- New Orleans: Bourbon Street | French Quarter (53%) | Garden District
- New York: Broadway | Central Park | Times Square (62%)
- Orlando: Church Street Station | Disney World (90%) | International Drive
- Philadelphia: Ben Franklin Parkway | Independence Hall | Liberty Bell (59%)
- Phoenix: Camelback Mountain (62%) | Copper Square | Desert Botanical Gardens
- Seattle: Pike Place Market | Pioneer Square (40%) | Puget Sound
- San Francisco: Fisherman’s Wharf | Golden Gate Bridge (74%) | Lombard Street
- St. Louis: Delmar Boulevard | Gateway Arch (95%) | Laclede’s Landing
- Washington D.C.: Lincoln Memorial | Washington Monument | White House (57%)
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