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Monopoly: Here and Now Edition

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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: January 2006
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category:Board Games

This is an updated but limited edition of the all-time classic game. It’s the Monopoly we all know, except that it’s updated to reflect the “here and now.” Player pieces represent modern symbols. Properties and their prices are familiar in current American culture. It’s an innovative way of playing a familiar game for today’s generation. It’s designed for two to six players. Launch Date: 2006.
— “Monopoly is popular because it’s a classic kid's game — it’s very familiar,” was the observation given by Monica Brewster, associate at Sweet Dreams in Berkeley, Calif.
— “[Classic games like Monopoly] are popular because so many people have them and those that know them think everyone should,” was the unique insight provided by Emily Holmes, executive assistant to the president at Ambassador Toys in San Francisco.
— Patricia J. Riso, VP for public relations at Hasbro Games, spoke with TDmonthly: “Monopoly: Here & Now Edition was designed to answer the question: ‘What would the most popular board game of all time look like if it were invented today instead of in 1935?’ … The new game has newly appraised property values and rents (players who land on Times Square with a hotel will pay $20 million), larger currency denominations and airports replacing the railroad spaces. All the property spaces were selected by a popular online vote, making this version of Monopoly the first-ever that was designed by fans!”

Featured in:TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Games (11/1/2006)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9734      (added 10/23/2006)

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