Google Maps Online Monopoly

Finally a use, if a purely entertaining one, for google maps other than to find your house!

According to

Just like the traditional board form of the game, the online version of Monopoly will let players purchase properties, as well as build football stadiums and other attractive sites along with houses and hotels.

Furthermore, the Chance cards will enable users to build prisons and waste-yards on their rivals’ streets. The Monopoly game is reportedly hitting the floor on 9 September.

Players will start the free version of the game with three million Monopoly dollars, and can snap up Downing Street for $231,000, as well as Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue, where White House stands, for $2 million.

I like the fact that the initial release of this game will be free to play with a possible Premium version coming afterwards. Fun for everyone for free, as most google apps are. According to the game’s official website, “The goal is simple. Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence. Own any street in the world. Build humble houses, crazy castles and stupendous skyscrapers to collect rent”.

I think it’s a great idea and I hope it’s successful, I know I will be playing.

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