"Monopoly" Goes Global, Green, Digital!
Kadir Anlayisli stands in the internet cafe in the district of Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 4, 2012, where he recognized Luka Rocco Magnotta. Kadir Anlayisli who works in the after hours liqueur and tobacco shop with internet cafe, called a police man from outside saying he recognized the suspect person. Magnotta is wanted by Canadian authorities on first-degree murder and other charges. He is suspected of killing Jun Lin a 33-year-old Chinese university student he dated and mailing Lin's body parts to Canadian political parties. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) / Markus Schreiber
It was unveiled on the show's plaza, with "Mr. Monopoly" on hand to point out all the changes.
Some five-million people from around the world voted on what they wanted the revised version to look like, according to its publisher, Parker Brothers, a subsidiary of Hasbro.
Since it first hit store shelves in 1935, more than half-a-billion people have "passed 'Go,' making Monopoly the most-played board game ever, the company adds.
It started with names from Atlantic City, such as Boardwalk.
But now, it's gone international, green, and digital.
Among the many new arrivals: cities from all parts of earth, not just Atlantic City; an Electronic Banking Unit, designed to facilitate faster play; game-moving tokens representing the culture and flavor of all the continents -- tokens include a boomerang, London cab, Chinese dragon, and cowboy hat; utilities that are renewable sources, including solar power and wind power; and modern forms of transportation: trains, boats, palnes, and spaceships.
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