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Monopoly Canada

Monopoly CanadaMedicine Hat has made it onto a list of 65 Canadian cities that will vie for a spot on a new Monopoly Canada board game to be launched on Canada Day. Hasbro, the makers of Monopoly, are launching a nationwide vote for Canada’s 22 favourite cities to be included on the new game board in celebration of Hasbro’s 75th anniversary.

Beginning Monday at midnight and running to Feb. 7, Monopoly fans can visit to vote for their favourite Canadian cities. Medicine Hat is one of 65 cities pre-selected for the top 20 city vote, based on population and a representation of all provinces.

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7 Responses to “Monopoly Canada”

  1. January 11th, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    kab0b says:

    Medicine Hat can be baltic!

  2. January 12th, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    Sean says:

    Monopoly is a boring game that is entirely chance based and pretty much everyone who plays it gets ADHD before it ends. I don’t get why Alderman John Hamill is dressing up like Rich Uncle Pennybags and the city is pushing to get Medicine Hat into it.

    Being on a Monopoly board isn’t going to boost tourism, although it probably would boost it more than a new arena that no one wants? Monopoly Patrons probably won’t plan a cross-Canada tour to visit all chosen cities and drop a bunch of money into them.

    The mayors of all the leading cities should just get together and play Monopoly to see who wins and gets the best property locations, except they would all get ADHD and call it before there was an actual winner.

  3. January 12th, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Vaughn says:

    I’ve never not finished a game of monopoly unless I was drunk. You probably get ADHD because you start losing :P. It’s not entirely chance at all although there is a large chance factor, the skill of knowing what to buy, sell, trade, etc. wins you games.

    Being on a Monopoly board WILL boost tourism. Think about it, it’s advertising, promotion and recognition in a non-traditional form so it’s not instantly ignored. When players play the game, they need to say “Medicine Hat”, see “Medicine Hat”, and interact with “Medicine Hat”. People won’t plan cross-country tours, but they have a chance of stopping in.

    Also, why do you say nobody wants a new arena when the vote was 5 to 4 (or 2 to 3 to 4) a plan of a plebiscite, huge debate on letters to the editor/ticked off and tickled pink and the almost 50% Yes/No poll on the Medicine Hat News.

  4. January 13th, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Cliff says:

    I hear that our tourism contractors (Hideaway Studios) are behind this. This is what we get for a quarter million dollar contract?
    “Hey let’s get the citizens of Medicine Hat to vote in an online contest.”

  5. January 13th, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    Vaughn says:

    If that’s true I no longer support it… $250,000 for Monopoly? This city has a spending problem… like seriously… It was all gravy when I thought it was free promotion.

  6. January 14th, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Dusty says:

    I figured having “Canada’s Sunniest City!” on a Monopoly board would be excellent to bring in tourists – MORE SO THAN ANY ARENA.

    The arena is so half n half it isn’t even funny, people in same situations even have different opinions on it. I think people who like sports and go to the arena to see them are in favor, whereas people who have 0 use for it probably are thinking they’d rather see something else. This is my theory, anyway.


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