Thursday, August 21, 2008

MONOPOLY! Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver selected to be on new board



After a worldwide vote, Montréal will represent the most expensive property on the new MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition game board.

Montreal
is one of only two blue properties on the board, followed by Riga, the capital of Latvia. But two other Canadian cities made the game, Vancouver (orange) and Toronto.

Earlier this year, MONOPOLY fans from around the world voted for their favorite cities. More than 5.6 million votes were cast for 70 cities, which determined 20 of the 22 featured in the game. The 20 cities with the most write-in votes faced off in a bonus vote and the two with the most votes, Taipei and Gdynia, earned the brown property spaces on the game board.
The 22 cities that earned spots on the board in order of highest rent properties are:

Montreal
Riga
Cape Town
Belgrade
Paris
Jerusalem
Hong Kong
Beijing
London
New York
Sydney
Vancouver
Shanghai
Rome
Toronto
Kyiv
Istanbul
Athens
Barcelona
Tokyo
Taipei
Gydnia

The new version of MONOPOLY will be available in stores August 26, 2008  in more than 50 countries and 37 languages. The game was invented by Charles Darrow in 1935.