Monopoly MMO

I’ve had some fun this evening messing around with the new Monopoly MMO called Monopoly City Streets. It’s very impressive actually. It’s not a traditional MMORPG like World of Warcraft or anything like that, instead it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like – one giant online game of monopoly. But the coolest thing about it? It’s developed on Google Maps meaning you can purchase almost every single street in the world.

It’s completely free to play and runs in your browser and is very easy to setup and get started with. In fact, when I first loaded it up, it asked if I wanted to purchase the street I lived on. I tried but alas it had already been taken. In fact, almost everywhere I tried was already bought which is both equally frustrating and impressive considering the game only went live two days ago. So, I’m stuck with some piddly little street in the middle of nowhere in whilst waiting to find out if anyone accepts the offers I put down on property around Scotland and Japan.

Monopoly City Streets - Edinburgh, Scotland

Monopoly City Streets - Edinburgh, Scotland

I don’t quite know how all of the mechanics work yet but it’s similar to the board game of monopoly by which you get a large amount of cash to start with and the ability to build houses and the like on streets you own. You can also try to buy out your neighbours or sabotage them using Chance cards. I’m not sure how you earn money yet (or even if you can) because obviously there’s no little platic hats, shoes or irons jumping hopping around the streets to land on your multi-million dollar 5 star mega hotel.

The entire game runs until January 2010 and it will certainly be interesting to see how the world shapes up there. My only regret is that I didn’t get on sooner and buy up more property. I’ll be kinda narked if everything’s taken and no one sells up. This is my once chance to actually afford to buy the house I live in after all. I may not be able to get a mortgage in real life but I’ll be damned if I miss out on my virtual one too!

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  1. Tesh says:

    Fascinating. *bookmarks*

    Thanks for the tip!

  2. ogrebear says:

    I was able to buy the street i live on, most of the streets areound me are not bought either, so i am going to start owning my entire city one street at a time

    • Gordon says:

      Yeah, I was really hoping to buy all of the streets around where I live but they were all taken. Very surprising because I never thought it would be so popular in Scotland especially after it only being released 2 days ago.

  3. spinks says:

    Wasn’t able to get into the website before, but I now find that most of the town I live in has already been bought up.

    I’ll take a pass on this one, everything I might want has probably gone already.

  4. itscrackerjack says:

    I just started my world takeover. Got my street and quite a few around me. Thanks for the link Toothy

  5. Jackie says:

    I started playing too.. and the street I lived on.. was available. Woot. I even bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing. :P

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  7. Monopoly brings back lots of memories of my child hood! I play on the computer every now and again, and I have the iPhone app. Bascially i’m just a monopoly addict! Nice post though thanks!

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