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Could Minneapolis replace Boardwalk? City up for 'Monopoly' board space


Have you ever wanted to buy the entire city of Minneapolis and charge your friends exorbitant hotel feels when they roll through town?

It could happen, as the city is high in the running to appear in an upcoming edition of Monopoly.

Toymaker Hasbro and media website BuzzFeed have launched an online competition allowing users to vote their hometowns into "Monopoly Here and Now," an updated version of the classic board game.

Minneapolis currently holds the number two spot, just behind Milwaukee, according to the latest poll results. Minneapolitans with a lot of determination and a little spare time may be able to help their city "pass Go" and take first place – the website encourages users to vote now and "vote often."

Hasbro says only the top 20 picks will make it, and teases that one of the winners could end up as "the next Boardwalk."

The "fansourced" voting campaign is in celebration of Monopoly's 80th anniversary, according to financial news website The Street.

The site says the "Here and Now" edition works a little differently from the Monopoly you're used to – it's decidedly travel-themed, with players collecting "visitor fees" as they race to pile up "passport stamps." The first player to "fill their passport" wins the game.

Voting is open through March 4.

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