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Foursquaropoly
September 11, 2011 7:11 PM   Subscribe

Monopoly City Streets was a fun global game of Monopoly played with real streets that only lasted a few months, under heavy demand. Two years later a possible successor has appeared on the horizon. Foursquaropoly.

Players start with $100,000 to purchase available properties when you check into a location. When a visitor checks in to a space that has an owner, they must pay rent.

"The app started off as a student concept piece by Deanna McDonald, Sean Tiraratanakul and Jaclyn Shelton. Naming and branding will change before the social game is released. Most likely because trademark issues that could arise, unless the developers can work out a licensing deal with Hasbro."

"They are building "Foursquaropoly" on Foursquare's API, just as Zynga and other game developers have launched products on Facebook."
posted by cashman (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Monopoly City Streets was a fun global game of Monopoly

I read the rules and it doesn't sound much like monopoly at all.
posted by parrot_person at 7:29 PM on September 11, 2011


Racecar has ousted Tophat as mayor of Jail.
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:42 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I read the rules and it doesn't sound much like monopoly at all.

Feature, not bug.
posted by JHarris at 7:45 PM on September 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Players start with $100,000 to purchase available properties

This might be a problem.
posted by Hoopo at 7:49 PM on September 11, 2011


I played Monopoly City Streets up until the first day that my schedule didn't allow me to log in.

After that, there was no point in playing anymore.

Amusing idea, but truly only for the fanatical and unemployed without any obligations.
posted by hippybear at 7:51 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]




I was a bit annoyed after seeing deanna's other video, the Axe Men's Club, a proposal to rebrand Axe as a less douchebag brand for college guys. How to do that ? She proposes to create an 'axe men's club' on college campuses to fund breast cancer awareness. The whole concept is disengious and is trying to associate axe users as
'showing their sensitive side' with a 'cheeky, playful personality' (imo, still a douchebag, but not too much of a douchebag).
That, or it's one hell of a satire on advertising (or douchebagwashing ?)
posted by fizzix at 8:25 PM on September 11, 2011


Maybe if they just change the name of their product to douche. "Body Douche for Men" has a nice collegiate ring to it.
posted by hermitosis at 8:46 PM on September 11, 2011


Metafilter: Amusing idea, but truly only for the fanatical and unemployed without any obligations.
posted by mannequito at 8:58 PM on September 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


That, or it's one hell of a satire on advertising

The pink ribbon has been stylized to look like a bra. I'm fairly certain that the video is satire. The humour may be dry (like, bone-dry), but I'd be very surprised if it's meant to be taken seriously.
posted by asnider at 10:47 PM on September 11, 2011


Why would users take the time to check into buildings? Especially when doing so requires them to pay rent?
posted by brenton at 11:57 PM on September 11, 2011


This is what I've always wanted, a way to consume while I consume.
posted by bradbane at 8:49 AM on September 12, 2011


There's a location based game already available about buying "property" based on your actual physical location. The Great Land Grab - you buy property as you're there, then earn money back based on the value of the property you bought.

There is something interesting about a game that requires you to move around in real life. I wish there were more of them.
posted by evilangela at 8:55 AM on September 12, 2011


> a way to consume while I consume

Xzibit approves! (Or does he?)
posted by ostranenie at 9:14 AM on September 12, 2011


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