Montreal tops in new Monopoly game

August 27, 2008 10:15:43 AM PDT
Bye bye, Boardwalk.The Quebec metropolis of Montreal has snagged the most expensive spot on a new global version of Monopoly. That means Atlantic City has been unseated as the board game's most prestigious property.

The game was created with Atlantic City street names in 1935 by Charles Darrow. More than a dozen versions of the game that allows players to become pretend real estate moguls are sold today.

Montreal will be joined by the Latvian capital Riga, which grabbed the game's No. 2 Park Place spot, and 20 other world cities when Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition goes on sale later this month.

Toy maker Hasbro says the latest version of the board game will be printed in 37 languages and sold in 50 countries.