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A modern update of the popular board game Monopoly now offers a Toyota Prius as one of the player tokens. Other new tokens include McDonald's fries and a computer.

The revised game called "Monopoly: Here and Now Edition" was unveiled Tuesday and features new properties in addition to new game pieces. The monetary denominations will also be significantly higher to reflect the purchase of such landmarks as Florida's South Beach. Airports have also replaced the railroads, and the Chance and Community Chest card will be more relevant to today's lifestyles. No mention if jail has been changed.

Those who own the classic version can still bring out the '30s-style racecar to use on the board. If memory serves, that game piece was supposedly modeled after the roadster that the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Monopoly himself, drove. Also, wasn't there a special edition a few years ago where the roadster was stretched?

[Source: CBS4 Miami]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Has anyone noticed the amount for what used to be Boardwalk...$4,000,000! What's a trip around Go? 200,000. How can that be "Here and Now"? The average person does not make 200,000 a year. LOL.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the new version. I have played Monopoly since I was a kid and still know all the values with houses and without. I love that Wrigley Field is on there (everyone in Chicago knows that Cellular Field does not count here!) I also have a 70s version of the game. The only thing I don't like is the Labradoodle token. That is just a mutt! Let's not glamorize breeding mutts!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yea, this is a great addition to the monopoly series. I am defiantly going to buy this game as it look like it could be really fun to see modern day relevant thing on the board. Of course, I will continue to play the classic as well! Oh one more thing folks. Many of you really need to learn how to spell or type properly. At least check over what you type before posting it here and making yourself look stupid. ENJOY THE NEW GAME!!!
      Master
      • 8 Years Ago
      New game pieces, ok. They do it all the time. But come on, TOYOTA??!!!?! American game, American car; or at least a decent car. I know, I dont have to buy the new version, but it's the principle of them polluting the minds of innnocent young children!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who cares if there is a new version. When old gadgets are replaced by new ones don't you buy them? I thought so. When a 5 disc CDplayer became available, didn't you buy it to replace the older one? Try new things! You don't have to like it. I personally like Toyotas(I've owned 5), computers & McDonalds fries.
      oldfrogg
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have an original 1935 game of monopoly and several versions since. As long as they continue to make the original version available, the modern version is no different than any of the other versions....Star Wars, NASCAR, colleges, etc.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GIVE THIS MONOPOLY GAME A CHANCE. IT MAY CHANGE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE NEWEST EDITION. I HAD AN ALAMONOPOLY GAME. ALL THE PROPERTIES IN THAT GAME ARE IN SAN ANTONIO. I LIKE MCDONALDS FRENCH FRIES. WHO DOESN'T? THE TOYOTA PRIUS IS PRETTY EXPENSIVE BUT I DON'T EXACTLY KNOW HOW EXPENSIVE AND A LAPTOP COMPUTER. I KNOW THEY'RE EXPENSIVE. I'VE WANTED A LAPTOP COMPUTER FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. ANYWAY, ALL I'M SAYING IS GIVE THIS GAME A CHANCE. IT MAY CHANGE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT IT.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey Joe weren't you a little harsh?Maybe next time you should think before you write.At least she spends time with her kids and plays them games,now a days so many parents don't,so although maybe game choice is not the greatest the spending time with her kids is.
      • 8 Years Ago
      With so many versions of Monopoly, Catopoly, dog opoly, make your own opoly...why not an updated version. As long as you can still get the classic version, why not!
      Lou
      • 8 Years Ago
      You all need to calm down. Monopoly has been releasing new versions of its game for years. No one said they were pulling the old one. A product needs to undergo line extensions to stay current. We have Coke and Cheerios, but we also have Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Frosted Cheerios. This isn't anything new. If you don't like it, DON'T BUY IT. As for other monopoly fans, add this one to your collection.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't mind the modern changes but a Toyota Prius???? Why isn't it a SUV if it wants to be a sign of the times. The rest of the pieces make sense and showing updated property value is a good thing.
      • 8 Years Ago
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