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Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Make the Playoffs

By Matt Wood in News on Sep 15, 2006 12:00PM

chicagoist_2006_09_monopoly.gifHasbro has created a new, modernized version of Monopoly called "Here and Now" featuring popular destinations from around the country, and Chicago scored two spots on the board. O'Hare is available for just $2 million, as four airports replace the railroads. Wrigley Field also made the cut, landing in the green district right between the White House and the Las Vegas Strip. The Friendly Confines cost $3 million in funny money, which, ironically, is just about what the Cubs' roster is worth this year. Houses cost another $2 million each, a little pricey for that neighborhood, what with the congestion and everyone peeing on your lawn after the games. But maybe the Monopoly Wrigley is just like the real life one: when visitors play there, they almost always win!