In a rather surprising and unexpected turn of events, I have discovered that Google and Hasbro are planning to turn the entire globe into a giant game board on which everybody will get their chance to test their Monopoly skills. Yes, you’ve heard it right: Monopoly! How is that possible?
Well… it’s all possible thanks to Monopoly City Streets, an online game that launches tomorrow, September 9. Using Google Maps as the game board, the game will allow players worldwide to purchase literally any street in the world and compete against the others to become the richest property magnate in existence. And yes, even though it will be basically the good ol’ Monopoly, it’s still pretty exciting to hear about it.
Here’s what the teaser on the official website reads: “Own any street in the world. Build humble houses, crazy castles and stupendous skyscrapers to collect rent. Use MONOPOLY Chance Cards to sabotage your mates by building Hazards on their streets.
Which strategy will you employ? Determined drive? Ingenious daring? Intelligent caution? Will you thrive under the pressure of a fast growing global property empire – or will you crumble? Find out if you’ll thrive, or even survive, in the amazing world of MONOPOLY City Streets. It’s going to be epic fun!”
Indeed it will be! However, some details remain unknown: We don’t know exactly how the value of every street in the world will be decided, how will we actually get to play the game (‘cus waiting for your turn after 5,000 other players roll the dice would take a while!) and we don’t even know if Monopoly City Streets will be free to play or not. But we’ll find out tomorrow and hopefully we’ll meet there to compete. You’ll see me: I’ll be the top hat!