Yesterday was the launch date of a new online game, Monopoly City Streets. It’s the classic Monopoly game played over Google Maps and is pretty cool in concept – buy any street in the world, build property, collect rent daily and plant hazards on other players’ properties to become a virtual Donald Trump.
The company apparently wasn’t prepared yesterday for the overwhelming demand; after nearly 36 hours of (in)frequent attempts, I managed to finally log in and register. Unfortunately, most of DC has already been purchased by several lucky players but I did manage to snag a key property – the Potomac crossing of I-395. I had just enough Monopoly money to plant a building as well.
No word on if I can modify the tower with gun emplacements and rocket launchers, however.