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Pass GO get $2,000,000! – Monopoly Revolution in Design & Concept

Originally seen on Yahoo. It’s the 75th anniversary makeover for Monopoly. A classic game moving into the age of technology.  The new version will have no more loose moneys flying around. With fancy Electronic banking and guess what, if you Pass GO you get 2 Million Dollars! Who needs to land on free parking anymore. I wonder how much it costs to buy Boardwalk? Electronic Banking  has been around for a while now, apparently this version will have tighter security, whatever that means. Finally, it’s round!

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From a design perspective let’s take a look at Monopoly from past to present…

From 1934 – 1953 apprx – found here

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Hey that looks familiar…

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A step into the electronic banking era…

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Fall 2010 – The Monopoly Revolution with fancy banking a round board!… and hey – notice something missing’? where did the famous mascot go?!

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In this image above, I can not see the monopoly mascot, the man with the mustache, where did he go? Maybe give him a haircut and buy him a new suit, (keep the mustache) but hey I think he adds to the Monopoly Identity!

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Will he get his place on the Monopoly Revolution Electronic Board game – or has he been sent to Jail? Let’s wait and see! From what I understand, “Monopoly Revolution” will be out this fall for around $35.  If you don’t like the new version – no worries – they will still be selling the old board games for people who are interested.

TOP 50 Facebook Brands of 2009 and something to think about

See how Top Brands have been utilizing Facebook Fan Pages for 2009. According to this slideshow: Coca Cola in first place, Starbucks in 2nd place (over 5 million fans) YouTube in 7th place and Pixar Animation Studio in 21st place. Pretty amazing information. You can check out the slideshow below to really see more details about each brand and fan page. If you think about on a different note, I notice something which I think is rather mind boggling. As of 27 December 2009 the Earth’s population is estimated by the United States Census Bureau to be 6,792,600,000 and as of April 2009 facebook users were up to 200 Million, which, if you think about it for more then 5 seconds and actually contemplate those numbers, you will realize that that is roughly 3% of the worlds population. GULP. Where is the rest of the world? Facebook users are a minuscule minority, a spec of dust amidst this huge world. Yet when looking at the computer screen from the comfort of our own homes, we think the whole world is here with us.
Something to think about.