The 22 winning cities in the first global edition of Monopoly, as selected by 5.6 million online voters, were announced this week. Occupying the ritzy Boardwalk space: Montreal. And next door on Park Place: Riga, Latvia.
Voters chose from a list of 68 countries with the top vote-getters occupying the higher-rent spaces. Voters also could write in candidates for the down-market Baltic and Mediterranean spots. The winners: Taipei, Taiwan, and Gdynia, Poland. Other cities that passed Go: Cape Town, South Africa; Belgrade, Serbia; and Paris (green squares); Jerusalem, Hong Kong and Beijing (yellow); London, New York and Sydney (red); Vancouver, Canada; Shanghai and Rome (orange); Toronto; Kyiv, Ukraine; and Istanbul (magenta); Athens, Barcelona and Tokyo (light blue). In stores next week, the game is in 37 languages and will be marketed in 50 countries.