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Toymaker Hasbro is preparing to launch a world-encompassing live version of Monopoly using Google Maps as its game board. Having clearly missed the memo that both Apple and The Beatles are making a ruckus in the news Wednesday, Hasbro's Monopoly City Streets plans to dust off the dice tomorrow and will run until the end of …


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  1. Peter Murphy
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    Any street anywhere in the world?

    Sweet. I'll take the M4 motorway.

  2. exit...quit...bye...quitbye.ctrl-C..ctrlX.ctrl-alt-X...aarrrr*slam* Silver badge


    If I buy all the roads connecting a rather well known military complex housing - um - strategic deterrents, do I get to use said assets to decrease the value of other players property?

    How much is the rent on a LGM30 site?

  3. lpopman

    Could be good

    I wonder who'll be the first to snap up this street,+Rowley+Regis,+West+Midlands+B65,+United+Kingdom&sll=52.43047,-1.459582&sspn=0.007601,0.022681&ie=UTF8&cd=2&geocode=FWzQIAMdCeHg_w&split=0&z=16&iwloc=A

    marvellous ;)

    mines the one with CDC scribbled on the breast pocket....

    Oh, btw fp, biatchez^W

  4. Dave Bell

    Famous streets

    OK, I have Railway Cuttings, East Cheam, but they wont let me build a hotel.

  5. Blackyoda

    How Cool

    For those monopoly lovers this is just heaven....I could actually own the world....Mwhahaha No seriously this is a new out look on a really good board game, they came up with the weird versions of it but the original game still rules

  6. b166er

    @Peter Murphy

    And you'd be most welcome to it!

    I'm having the Pan-American highway unless you call me on a 54km technicality in which case I'll have the St Petersburg-Vladivostok.

  7. Reality Dysfunction

    good streets

    @ lpopman Posted Wednesday 9th September 2009 07:35 GMT

    Bell End would go rather well with the Mincing Lane next to it

  8. BoldMan
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    I'd prefer Worldwide online Mornington Crescent

    With of course the Reverse Sequence Queensbury Rules, with Black forced to sidestep on a Reciprocal Intermediate Turn...

  9. Ian 49
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    You're welcome to Bell End... As long as you also take Mincing Lane, which it runs on to.

  10. Ruddrage


    How about living here?,-1.773348&sspn=0.035431,0.076818&ie=UTF8&ei=3JGnSoLDAp3UjAfThe3dBg&cd=1&usq=sandy+balls&geocode=FTwnCQMdJR3l_w&cid=1063074095003146799&li=lmd

  11. Ruddrage


    How about here?,-1.773348&sspn=0.035431,0.076818&ie=UTF8&ei=3JGnSoLDAp3UjAfThe3dBg&cd=1&usq=sandy+balls&geocode=FTwnCQMdJR3l_w&cid=1063074095003146799&li=lmd

  12. Phil Standen


    Gone titsup

  13. Gattaca


    Obviously didn't expect more than 10 people to play, as the site is isn't handling it very well.

  14. Richard 102


    Wouldn't that put you in "spoon" south of the river? Or are we playing Crockston's variation?

    (Mine's the one with the autographed picture of Willie Rushton in the pocket)

  15. Mike Cardwell

    Overloaded already

    Didn't take long for it to be overloaded I see. It's pretty obvious a fucktonne of people were going to start a land grab on day 1 of launch.

  16. JPatrick

    Belly up already.....

    Just went to have a look at the website and got the following (and more):


    Apache 2 Test Page

    powered by CentOS

    This page is used to test the proper operation of the Apache HTTP server after it has been installed. If you can read this page it means that the Apache HTTP server installed at this site is working properly.

    The fact that you are seeing this page indicates that the website you just visited is either experiencing problems or is undergoing routine maintenance.

    ************ etc. etc.....

    Can anyone launch a website nowadays without it going belly up on the first second?

  17. Anonymous Coward

    Another example....

    ...of loads of PR coverage and spin and a site that fails as soon as three people and a hamster (technologically literate, these small furry rodents, don't you know) log onto it. And London, Baker Street, Regent St, Oxford St, Marylebone Rd, Etc (you get the picture) have all already been sold. Without the site working. WTF?

    Meh. Doesn't work = can't be bothered.

  18. Jeff Trotman


    The game is borked beyond compare, slow as hell and when you do manage to get in it comes up with a server error.

  19. ratfox

    This is Google executing simulations

    for its plans of world domination.

    I, for one, welcome our new 27-words master...

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Their Mine.... All Mine...

    WOOT! I have "Bell End" and "Balls" and "Old Pink hill road"

    Not working my elbow.... just v v v slow.

  21. biznuge
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    world of property empire building on an unimaginable FAIL.....

  22. Anonymous Coward

    what was point?

    fail fail fail

  23. mike lee

    Bah humbug

    that was well tested.

  24. Christopher Martin

    The game...

    ... that everyone hates because it takes hours to finish, now has a sequel that takes, what, years?

  25. DelM
    Big Brother

    Eeewww - Flash

    not to mention particularly loud and pointless music. Geesh.

    Now I'm waiting to see how they collect info on your purchases...

  26. Steve Roper

    Epic fail

    "Sorry, your country is not supported yet."

    Erm, I live in Australia. You know, the former British colony that is part of the Commonwealth and allied to the UK and US? The one that was the third nation to launch a rocket into space after the USSR and US? Yes, that Australia.

    But we're not allowed to play monopoly, though I bet our streets are available for US and UK residents to buy.

    Epic fucking fail.

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