Studio 360 Redesign
Friday, May 20, 2011
Last month, Studio 360 announced plans to redesign the board game Monopoly. Capitalism and real estate have changed a lot since Monopoly was first sold by Parker Brothers in the 1930s, and we decided the game was due for a major overhaul.
We collected dozens of inspired suggestions from listeners, and delivered them to veteran game designer Brenda Brathwaite. This week she reveals an investment game she created with her partner Ian Schreiber. It lets players ride the economic roller coaster of the 21st century: Boom.
Play the game! You helped build our new Monopoly — now you can play it, too. Download the Boom game board, along with the rules of the game and descriptions for News Alert and Handout cards (the new Chance and Community Chest).
Note: The property values on the game board may be difficult to read. They're the same as in the original game, but multiplied by $1 million. So, the "Boardwalk" space ("Apple") is $400 million, rather than $400.
Update: We regret that Boom is no longer available for download.
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