Monopoly City Streets has finally Opened!
However the servers seem to be taking a big hit, response time is slugish for teh lucky ones and seems totally down for most people.
The opening page now has a full-page flash with sound, which obviously doesn't help much.
Latest Monopoly News - Opening soon
The latest official update marks 6pm GMT / 1pm EST on Wednesday 9th September as the lanuch time.
Monopoly City Street Guide
Hasbro is launching Monopoly City Streets, a live, worldwide version of Monopoly in which players buy up, sell and charge rent on properties overlaid across the real world.
This could be very addictive: Google is teaming up with board game maker Hasbro to launch a Google Maps version of Monopoly. Monopoly City Streets , which launches Wednesday, allows users to compete in a live, worldwide version of the popular game, creating the biggest Monopoly tournament ever played.
The online version of the game will also introduce new structures like stadiums, castles and skyscrapers, as well as garbage dumps and prisons which can be constructed on other players streets, diminishing their value.
Players start the free game with three million Monopoly dollars and can buy Downing Street for $231,000, while Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, where the White House stands, costs $2 million. Rent is paid automatically each day, from $50,000 for a house to $100 million for a skyscraper. Hasbro said: It's a chance to escape the harsh reality of recession and enjoy building up an empire.
Players will get a nifty $3 million to start with, and will be able to put just about any type of building anywhere they want, thanks to the wonders of Google Maps.