America Voted and Pierre, South Dakota, Is Monopoly's New Boardwalk

To help celebrate Monopoly's 80th birthday, Hasbro invited fans of the game in the U.S., and all over the world, to vote and choose their favorite cities to be included as property spaces on the new Monopoly Here & Now versions of the game. Some four million people voted, and for the U.S. version of the game, Pierre,… » 3/19/15 4:09pm 3/19/15 4:09pm

Random Special Edition Copies of Monopoly Will Come With Real Cash

Despite an endless run of electronic versions of the game, there's still nothing as satisfying as sitting around a table with friends playing the original board game version of Monopoly. Except it turns out there is actually still one thing more satisfying: living in France, buying a new copy of the game, and … » 2/03/15 12:46pm 2/03/15 12:46pm

80th Anniversary Monopoly Set Includes Game Tokens From Across the Ages

There have been so many versions of Monopoly released that your eyes probably glaze over when you're trying to choose one. But if you're looking for as pure a Monopoly experience as possible, this$25 80th Anniversary Edition features a game board that's as close to the original version as possible, and a collection of… » 12/11/14 4:07pm 12/11/14 4:07pm

What are your actual chances of winning at McDonald's Monopoly?

Man, was I ever excited when I saw that McDonald's Monopoly was back this year! I had a blast looking at the Roll Up the Rim stats last year, and hoped I could do the same for Monopoly this year. » 10/08/14 9:20pm 10/08/14 9:20pm

Can The Government Stop The Comcast/TWC Monstrosity? ​

The Anschluss of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is not over yet. We can still stop this thing! Well, the Department of Justice can still stop this thing. Clap if you believe antitrust laws still exist... » 2/13/14 1:35pm 2/13/14 1:35pm

My Monopoly Lets You Name Your Own Properties on a Custom Board

Boardwalk, Park Place, and even Marvin Gardens are all iconic properties on the world's most popular board game. But what if you wanted to play a game of Monopoly with locales you were actually familiar with? A simple Sharpie is one solution, but so is Hasbro's My Monopoly game. It lets you create a custom board… » 1/22/14 12:40pm 1/22/14 12:40pm

You'll Embrace 3D With This Gorgeous New York Edition of Monopoly

There are more custom versions of Monopoly out there than properties in the game, but this could be the definitive version to snatch up if you're not a stickler for the classic board. Designed and illustrated by artist Charles Fazzino, a long time resident and champion of the Big Apple, this 3D edition of the game… » 9/23/13 5:00pm 9/23/13 5:00pm

42 Unholy Variations of the New Monopoly Cat Token

Last week, we offered you a chance to win Monopoly's new cat token by putting it in the most compromising, outrageous situations you could manage—and you guys came through with flying colors. » 9/04/13 3:53pm 9/04/13 3:53pm

Photoshop Contest: Put a Monopoly Cat Token Somewhere Fun, Take It Home

After a too-long hiatus, we're happy to announce that Gizmodo's Photoshop Contest has returned. And what better occasion to inspire its revival than the brand new cat Monopoly token sitting our desk, just begging to be put in outrageous situations. » 8/28/13 5:46pm 8/28/13 5:46pm

New Monopoly Cat Token Review: Me-Ow

You may remember that earlier this year Monopoly announced its plans to sacrifice one of America's beloved tokens in favor of adding some new blood. But it was ok! Because they were letting us (the internet) choose which icon of our childhood to kill and which hot young thing to replace it with. Given the options of a… » 8/28/13 12:00pm 8/28/13 12:00pm

Monopoly Is Getting Rid of Jail. That's Some Bullshit. (Updated)

Say goodbye to one of the few remaining cornerstones of childhood. The Monopoly board as we know it is being supplemented with a new version Hasbro believes will appeal more to today's swaggy youth. Time to welcome in the new age of chaos—because Monopoly Empire is about to be coming to you totally jail-free. » 7/25/13 11:29am 7/25/13 11:29am

If Facebook Was a Board Game

You probably use Facebook too much and don't play board games enough. That's not right! But what if Facebook was a board game instead? How would it work? Graphic designer Pat C. Klein imagined Facebook as a board game and came up with some clever Monopoly-style rules. » 7/18/13 1:00am 7/18/13 1:00am

Monopoly's Iron Token Is Dead, Long Live the Cat

Hasbro took a vote, and the internet has spoken. The ballots have been counted, and the people have said F the iron—the new Monopoly token will be a cat. » 2/06/13 9:44am 2/06/13 9:44am

Vote Which Monopoly Token Should Keep Passing Go

Say goodbye to your childhood. In order to herald in an age of change, Hasbro's "Save Your Token" campaign is asking you to pick which memory of your youth you'd least like to watch fade to nothingness. » 1/09/13 4:20pm 1/09/13 4:20pm

How the FTC Screwed Up the Google Investigation (and Screwed You In the…

The FTC's reported closing of its Google search bias investigation, with no real enforceable settlement mechanism, and a special new self-enforcement antitrust precedent apparently only available to Google, raises serious questions about the integrity of the FTC's law enforcement process and whether the FTC accords… » 1/03/13 2:29pm 1/03/13 2:29pm

AT&T Defended Its 1970s Monopoly With Cartoons

Everyone knows the easiest way to sell something to the masses is through animation. Hasbro had the Transformers and G.I. Joe cartoons to sell toys back in the 1980s, and in the 1970s AT&T produced this whimsical animated romp which the company used to extoll the benefits of its regulated monopoly. » 12/18/12 8:21am 12/18/12 8:21am

Celebrate Computer Science While You Play Alan Turing Monopoly

While most new Monopoly sets desperately try to keep up with the times—swapping cash for credit cards or using circular boards—here's one which celebrates the past. Now you can play the property-trading game while celebrating the life of the father of computer science, Alan Turing. » 9/10/12 5:19am 9/10/12 5:19am

Why Is There an iPad In the Middle Of My Monopoly Board?

Even though they've already sold millions and millions of copies, Hasbro feels that Monopoly, Battleship and The Game of Life needed a 21st century makeover. So its created these zAPPed versions that incorporate gameplay elements into your iPhone, iPod or iPad. » 2/13/12 10:20am 2/13/12 10:20am

This Is The Game That The RIAA And The MPAA Want to Play With You

This game doesn't look like a lot of fun, does it? Unless you are an MPAA and RIAA executive, that is. They love all that handcuff roleplaying. [Based on the classic Black Monopoly board] » 1/21/12 6:30pm 1/21/12 6:30pm

Do Collect $200, Bird Is the Word, and Level Up Your iPhone

This holiday season you're going to play Monopoly. You shouldn't even try to stop it. It's going to happen. Instead of dusting off the ol' board game, you can get an updated digital Monopoly for free. This should keep dad from ripping off the bank when he's in financial trouble. We've also found a cheap card game, an… » 12/16/11 4:40pm 12/16/11 4:40pm