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Real-world Monopoly values

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 11:03 AM

Apparently the folks at Movoto.com, a real-estate site, have a little too much time on their hands.

And boy am I thankful!

That's because they used at least some of their time to figure out how much the properties in Monopoly -- based in Atlantic City -- would cost now, in real life. As a big-time fan, I have one response: How cool is that?

The link is http://realestate.yahoo.com/news/monopol...

It's cool to see that property on the "purple" Baltic Avenue is technically more valuable than the "deep blue" Park Place, which has no houses on it. Baltic is actually more valuable than 14 of its counterparts, and Boardwalk really isn't that much more expensive than the rest.

Now, I understand why I was able to win with two hotels each -- yeah I know that's technically against the rules -- on Baltic and Mediterranean avenues.

I wouldn't be surprised if you're not as excited about this as I am. It's trivial at best.

But, it's cool to me because Monopoly takes me back to late night games on Friday nights that either coincided or followed the "TGIF" programming, featuring folks like Steve Urkel.

What kind of board games or other memories do you remember from your childhood?

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