Monday, April 24, 2006

Okay, It's Official . . .

. . . the world has gone to hell in a handbasket. Or maybe I'm just a crotchety old fart. You can vote here for the new landmarks and so on. They don't have a "Don't Change a Thing" category.
From USA Today: Monopoly, invented in 1935, is undergoing gentrification. For the game's Here and Now edition (due this fall, $30), Atlantic City landmarks go national, property values are up and the metal tokens are modern.

Beginning today, fans can vote (at through May 12) for landmarks from 22 cities — including New York's Times Square, Chicago's Wrigley Field and Honolulu's Waikiki Beach — to be on the new board. Votes also will determine placement; the top vote-getter gets the high-priced Boardwalk spot.


  1. Sigh, this is disgusting, or devastating, take your pick. I spent hours on the neighbor's porch playing Monopoly with my friend, Francie. How dare they change it? What will they attack next? Cootie? Oh, wait, they've already updated that one. Is nothing safe?

  2. Anonymous4:47 PM

    And when did Mr. Potato Head stop using real potatoes? Could it be that we are all getting old? Naaah.

    Jerry House

  3. That's just evil, although not surprising, given all of the variant versions (NASCAR Monopoly, Simpsons Monopoly, Star Wars Monopoly and too many others to mention) that Hasbro, through its subsidiary Parker Brothers, has pumped out. The Canadian edition - which is the only variant that I own - used streets from major cities across Canada with the single exception of Saskatoon (where I live) but most of the other national editions of the game use streets from a single major city. This stinks and people shoudn't buy it.