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

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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, South Dakota, will now occupy the coveted space where Boardwalk is usually found.


On the World Edition version of Monopoly Here & Now, Lima, Peru, was able to rally its citizens and fans to cast enough votes to place that capital city on the board's top space. And while both versions of the game feature international mega-cities like New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and London, there are a handful of smaller cities that were surprisingly voted in as well.

Monopoly Here & Now: U.S. Edition

  • Dark Blue: Pierre, SD; Minneapolis, MN
  • Green: New York, NY; Virginia Beach, VA; Los Angeles, CA
  • Yellow: Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Charleston, SC
  • Red: Detroit, MI; Boston, MA; Milwaukee, WI
  • Orange: Cleveland, OH; Asheville, NC; Denver, CO
  • Magenta: Atlanta, GA; Little Rock, AR; Seattle, WA
  • Light Blue: Portsmouth, NH; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX
  • Brown: Waconia, MN; Chesapeake, VA

Monopoly Here & Now: World Edition

  • Dark Blue: Lima, Peru; Hong Kong, China
  • Green: Riga, Latvia; Lisbon, Portugal; Istanbul, Turkey
  • Yellow: Warsaw, Poland; Mexico City, Mexico; Santiago, Chile
  • Red: Belfast, Ireland; Athens, Greece; Belgrade, Serbia
  • Orange: London, England; Moscow, Russia; Tokyo, Japan
  • Magenta: New York, NY, U.S.A; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Sydney, Australia
  • Light Blue: Queenstown, New Zealand; Cape Town, South Africa; Taipei, Taiwan
  • Brown: Giethoorn, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain

When available sometime this fall, the renamed spaces won't be the only thing different about Monopoly Here & Now. The game will actually be played slightly differently, with players attempting to visit as many of the spaces on the board as possible, collecting stamps on a passport along the way. The spaces will actually serve as tourist destinations, with property owners collecting money as other players stop by for a visit, although the rest of the game will use the same Monopoly gameplay mechanics that have kept the game popular for almost a century. [Hasbro]

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Was the vote corrupted by a bunch of internet trolls or something?