St. Johns lands on monopoly board

Staff ~ The Telegram
Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

It's more expensive to buy property in St. John's than it is in Toronto or Vancouver - at least in the latest edition of Monopoly: Canada.
After a Facebook campaign to get votes in its favour, St. John's is one of 22 Canadian cities to have a home on the new Monopoly: Canada Edition game board.
The city occupies a magenta spot, next to Kelowna, B.C. and North Bay, Ont.
Chatham-Kent, Ont. now represents the Boardwalk spot, with Saint-Jean-Sur Richelieu, Que. capturing Park Place.
Over one million votes were cast during a six-week period earlier this year.
"We are thrilled to celebrate Canada Day with this new all-Canadian edition of the world's favorite family game brand featuring cities voted by Canadians," said Michelle Sinclair, Brand Manager of Games and Puzzles for toy and game-maker Hasbro Canada. "We hope that Canadian Monopoly fans will enjoy playing on a game board that includes an interesting mix of our cities featuring all of the dynamic cultures, sights and history of this country."
Along with the 22 property spaces, the game will include updated chance and community chest cards that highlight events and culturally relevant scenarios from Canada. It will be available in stores on June 28.

The following 22 cities earned spots on the game board. They are listed with the highest rent properties first:

- Dark Blue: Chatham-Kent, Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu
- Green: Calgary, Sarnia, Edmonton
- Yellow: Windsor, Quebec City, Trois-Rivieres
- Red: Medicine Hat, Gatineau, Shawinigan
- Orange: Kawartha Lakes, Chilliwack, Montreal
- Magenta: Kelowna, North Bay, St. John's
- Light Blue: Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver
- Brown: Beauceville, Banff

Organizations: Canada Edition game board, Park Place, Hasbro Canada

Geographic location: St. John's, Toronto, Vancouver Canada Kelowna North Bay Saint-Jean-Sur Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu Calgary Sarnia Edmonton Windsor Quebec City Trois-Rivieres Medicine Hat Shawinigan Kawartha Lakes Chilliwack Montreal Ottawa Banff

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page

Comments

Comments

Recent comments

  • Q
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    It's the new world order Earl.

  • Earl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    You know, despite it being a game, one would expect even a slight attempt at plausibility. The fact that Vancouver and Toronto is light blue really does reflect negatively on this reprint of a classic game. Its unfortunate really, as I will not be purchasing this game despite being a fan. I just can't wrap my head around how badly messed up the property naming is.....

  • Carl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    goodbye Earl...lol...you are an idiot mainlander...typical of the mainland mentality...we will rise, if u like it or not...

  • mark
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    T.J...... You must have flunked geography..... St.John's is EAST of Quebec....

  • T.J.
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    In my opinion, the game should have included the capital city of EVERY province and territory, and then let the public vote for the other 9. Most of the cities are in Quebec, Ontario, BC and Alberta... not very representative of the whole country. St. John's is the only city west of Quebec to be on there.

  • Q
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    It's the new world order Earl.

  • Earl
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    You know, despite it being a game, one would expect even a slight attempt at plausibility. The fact that Vancouver and Toronto is light blue really does reflect negatively on this reprint of a classic game. Its unfortunate really, as I will not be purchasing this game despite being a fan. I just can't wrap my head around how badly messed up the property naming is.....

  • Carl
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    goodbye Earl...lol...you are an idiot mainlander...typical of the mainland mentality...we will rise, if u like it or not...

  • mark
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    T.J...... You must have flunked geography..... St.John's is EAST of Quebec....

  • T.J.
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    In my opinion, the game should have included the capital city of EVERY province and territory, and then let the public vote for the other 9. Most of the cities are in Quebec, Ontario, BC and Alberta... not very representative of the whole country. St. John's is the only city west of Quebec to be on there.