The Monopoly Blog

The Monopoly Blog is another blog by another Monopoly addicted  person like me.  He reviewed the game Monopoly: Here and Now edition.  His review was from 2006, before the game was realised.  I think that the game is not very different from the original, but is very interesting to look at all the same.  It replaces properties from the original game to more modern-day well-known places.   I don’t like this because Atlantic City is still a real place, and although some of the places do not exist or every business on that street has gone out of business.  
Some of the new places are:

  • New York City
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco
  • Boston
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Dallas
  • Atlanta
  • Seattle
  • Phoenix
  • Minneapolis / St. Paul
  • Miami
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Cleveland
  • St. Louis
  • Orlando
  • New Orleans
  • Las Vegas
  • Honolulu
  • Nashville

The money amounts have also been changed, it now costs 1 million dollars to buy Boardwalk, which is called Times Square in this edition.  This game does end the conflict of what the Monopoly properties would be worth today, but they would have to change the amounts constantly because house prices are changing so frequently.  I think these properties would be worth so much more than these amounts, that is why I like Monopoly World Edition much better, not only for the better pictures of places around the world, but also for the amounts that are so much more realistic.  All they did was turn $100 into $1,000,000 on every property around the board, I think that 4 million dollars for Montreal is more realistic than 1 million in Here and Now edition.  All the same, I enjoy The Monopoly Blog even though he stopped posting 3 years ago.  You should still go to his site and read the old posts, many of which are still good news in the Monopoly world today.  The link is http://only-monopoly.tripod.com/blog/

A great place to play Monopoly World Edition is at http://board-games.pogo.com/games/monopoly  I love playing on this site so much.  I probably play near 10 games a week.  You get to play with people all over the world live.  You need to sign up for a pogo account in order to play, but it is 100% free if you don’t mind playing with ads and selected tokens.  I am very cheep and have played free online games, download, ect. for years now and they are full of annoying ads that interrupt game play and make you lose your focus.  You can cope with them and just get your mind-set in Monopoly and never lose that focus.  In Monopoly tournaments and even playing Monopoly at home, there are so many distractions that the ones on the computer seem so minimal.  You need to try playing on pogo Monopoly if you don’t have anything else better to do with your life because you will get addicted, fast.  The only problem is that when people quit in  the middle of the game, computer players come in, and they are way too easy to beat.  I always quit the game if a computer player enters :).  So, go to that blog and play Monopoly on pogo.

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December 14, 2009. Uncategorized.

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