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Voting kicks off for Monopoly Canada cities

By: Ed Veilleux - Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 15, 2010 - 2:24 PM |
The Canadian edition of Monopoly debuted in 1982. Voting is going on now for the cities which will dot the board in the newest edition. Photo from boardgamegeek.com.

The Canadian edition of Monopoly debuted in 1982. Voting is going on now for the cities which will dot the board in the newest edition. Photo from boardgamegeek.com.

The Canadian version of Monopoly is getting a face-lift, and if Greater Sudbury wants to make the cut, its residents will need to vote.

Parker Brothers (a subsidiary of Hasbro), the company that releases the Monopoly game, is releasing a new Monopoly Canada version. The original Canadian version debuted in 1982, and an updated version was released in 2000, according to the Hasbro website. The Canadian edition replaces game pieces with Canadian-themed pieces such as a beaver and a hockey player, the police officer on the jail space is replaced by a mountie, and the railways are named after Canadian railways.

The new edition will go further, with 20 cities appearing on the upcoming board game. The top 20 as selected by voters will make the cut, with the top two cities replacing what would normally be Park Place and Boardwalk squares on the board.

Voting in the contest is open between Jan. 11 and Feb. 21.

As of noon on Jan. 15, Sudbury is ranked 54

The top two wildcard cities (cities that were not selected to be voted on and must be written in) will be the property spaces on the board.

People can vote for up to three Canadian cities from a pre-selected list and can nominate one city not on the list as a wildcard.

To vote, individuals must register with a valid e-mail address, then verify the address.

Those interested can visit monopolyvote.ca and look for Greater Sudbury.

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