New-Fangled

Play Monopoly on Google

Gaming nuts should get their computer screens ready because some of the best land is already gone. Hasbro has launched a massive multi-player online version of its hit game Monopoly that uses Google maps instead of a board. BBC News reports that the goal of the new game, which went live Wednesday, is to become the world's richest real-estate magnate. New players receive $3 million in Monopoly money and can buy up any available street in the world, charge rent on it, and build virtual properties. Players can scuttle their opponents' rent rates by building landfills, prisons, or wind farms on a neighbor's property using a chance card, and afflicted landlords can remove the offending landmarks using the same method. The game will close on January 31, 2010.