Pay Me Rent, Peons!

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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.

Having lived in the DC area for ten years, Ben still loves to wander the city with his wife, shooting lots of photos and exploring all the latest exhibits and galleries. A certified hockey fanatic, he spends some time debating the Washington Capitals club with friends – but everyone knows of his three decade love affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A professional writer, gamer, photographer, and Lego enthusiast, Ben remains captivated by DC and doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.

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2 thoughts on “Pay Me Rent, Peons!

  1. Monopoly City Streets looks like it could have some potential when the servers weren’t down. I hope they’re getting it fixed.

    There’s another game that I’m ridiculously addicted to called Parallel Kingdom where you also claim territory on a Google Map. It’s a little simpler and its been out for a few months. I’m pretty sure its still free in iTunes.