Monday, May 01, 2006

Hasbro Lets You Help Create New Monopoly

One of my all-time favorite board games is Hasbro's Monopoly. Turns out that they are revamping the traditional game; the new version will be available this fall. The best part? We - you, me, the guy next door - all get to choose the landmarks that go on the new game.

You can vote once a day from now until May 12th. Choose one of 22 cities and then one of 3 landmarks in that city. Here's the good part - you can vote, each day, on one landmark per city so you don't have to choose just one.

The total votes will decide where on the board the landmarks go. Whichever one gets the most votes will go where the rich, blue properties were. Currently, Times Square, New York City is winning with the most votes. Euclid Avenue in Cleveland has the least amount of votes.

It doesn't surprise me that Times Square is the leading vote getter. After all, this promotion is open to people all around the world. The landmark that gets the most votes will be something that everyone knows. Sure they know the White House, which is a choice in DC, but I would think Times Square is more universally known and, let's face it, probably holds more positive thoughts for people around the world right now.

I've placed three votes already for a landmark in Boston, Washington, DC and Nashville. I'll be back tomorrow to vote again. Hasbro even has a place were you can sign up to get the final results sent to you so you don't have to go back for them.

Go see if your city is listed, check out the landmarks, vote for your favorites and have a say in how this game is put together. It's fun!

Nicely done, Hasbro!

Just a tidbit from Park Place today. Thanks for stopping by.

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