• Sep 14th 2006 at 10:31AM
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It's official, our favorite Monopoly piece did not survive Hasbro's update in its new Here and Now edition. While the trusty racecar (What? You thought we would be fans of the top hat?) can still be found in classic versions of the game, the new 'Here and Now' Limited Edition Game will include the more environmentally friendly Toyota Prius as an icon for modern day transportation. Besides the game piece update, the rest of the game has be revamped to reflect today's world. Airports have replaced railroads, the monetary demominations are significantly higher, and the Community Chest and Chance cards have been updated. Also of note is the change to what properties are listed on the board, "I'll take Times Square New York for $4 Million". If you're a Monopoly fan, we suggest you go out and snap up your own box of the Monopoly Here and Now Limited edition, but if you invite us over to play, be prepared to see our smuggled racecar do donuts as we build a hotel on the Fenway Park property (good thing we passed the Go to Jail space!).

[Source: CBS4 Miami via AutoblogGreen]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      It's not a Prius, it's a 1984 Chevrolet Citation!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Do you mean 'earn' as is 'paid for'?

      This smells of a product placement.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm going to throw up.

      This is going to look more dated than the old car in about the time it takes a Prius battery pack to go soft.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why the paper money? The updated version sold in the UK has a 'debit card' loaded with each player's beginning balance and spending and income are electronically added and subtracted throughout the game.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Because playing with paper money makes for superior fun.

      Also, screw the McDonald's fries and the Prius as game pieces. Wouldn't it be more fitting to replace the old racecar with a modern one (Nascar/F1)? Bah to product placement!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Just what I was thinking.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I guess I won't be purchasing this "updated" version...

      This is about as bad as Bumblebee/Camaro Transformer!!

      Somethings are better off left alone.