• Sep 13th 2006 at 8:45AM
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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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      • 9 Years Ago
      Monopoly has to be the worst game ever invented. I hate it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      ITS A GAME! FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD! JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING THIS...IS NOT RUINING THE GAME...THE GAME IS STILL THERE!!! GET A LIFE! YOU ALL COMPLAINING...PROBLY DONT EVEN PLAY THE DAMN GAME ANYMORE..AND YOU'RE ALL SITTIN ON THE COMPUTER ANYWAYS..AND FUSSIN ABOUT HOW THEY PUT IT ON DISC..SO WHY NOT PLAY IT ON THE COMPUTER...UR SITTIN HERE WASTIN YOUR TIME ON THE COMPUTER..PLAY MONOPOLY IF YOU "CLAIM" TO LOVE IT SO MUCH! DONT SIT A BITCH AND ARGUE ABOUT IT!! I HAVE THE MILLENIUM MONOPOLY...AND I, MY MOTHER,FATHER, BROTHER,AND SISTERS CAN SIT AND PLAY FOR HOURS...WHATS WRONG WIT A NEW UPDATED ONE EVERY..ONCE SO OFETN?! DONT YOU GET TIRED OF SEEING THE SAME OLD THING EVERYTIME YOU SIT TO PLAY..SURE ITS FUN...BUT WOULD BE MORE FUN WIT A NEW UPDATED VERSION...ANYWAYS...GREAT JOB HASBRO INC.

      p.s Bob...to you..its NOT YOUR Monolopy..you DIDNT create it. you just bought it a played it..yea.. PLAYED it..because u know you most probly dont have the game anymore. LOL. and what most of you all are saying..is you like the old things to stay the same...like..live in a old house..drive a old car...have old this and that..and do everything old..WHY may we ask?! becasue YOU ARE OLD!!!! get over it!
      • 9 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
      • 9 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.
      • 9 Years Ago
      FYI - - - I looked up Ghetto-opoly and found it's no longer in production because of a lawsuit, I cannot imagine anyone buying it for their children.
      • 9 Years Ago
      • 9 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.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I agree with Wicked..through the yrs there have been many different monopoly games and always there will be the original Parker/Brothers just want the young to get the version they can keep for themselves and teach their kids someday. So lighten up people its all a game..
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why does anyone care what Parker Bros. is "doing" to monopoly? It's their game and no one complained about any other monopoly "sellouts" like star wars or disney monopoly. If its that big a deal to you, don't buy it, others who don't think its stupid, and want to play a new theme of monopoly, will.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I agree with Don, #20. They should have at least used an American-made car piece! Otherwise, I don't see a problem with offering an up-to-date version. I'm glad to hear that the original version will still be available.
      tapautoman
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is just awful!! An American game ruined by comercial interest!! Don't mess with people and their memories!!! It bad enough when an american company does this, but it worse when a cheep jap car is used in the game! Leave the CLASICS alone !!!!
      isabel
      • 9 Years Ago
      Relax people. It's just a different version of the old favorite. In our house we have NFL, NHL, NHL Original Six and Star Wars versions and the off-brand Dogopoly. We play them all for variety, and I will probably buy this newest one too. Sounds like fun.

      How many versions of Trivial Pursuit do you have??
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