Social Media Monopoly Updates Classic Board Game


It’s Monopoly for the digital age, as players race around the board through different realms of social media sites and software like Vimeo, YouTube, Foursquare, Bing, Yahoo, Digg, Tumblr and more. Crystal Gibson, social media manager for Bite TV and Aux TV, has created a printable board for Social Media Monopoly, an unofficial version of the classic Hasbro game.

Gibson posted the board and cards (representing Mashable and Technorati where “Community Chest” and “Chance” would be) to at the end of July. Players can print out the materials and use original Monopoly money to play.

The premise of the game is that social media masters like Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Digg founder Kevin Rose, Tom from MySpace, Web Nation host Amber MacArthur, and Huffington Post founder Ariana Huffington are competing for total control of the social media scene on the board, and must gain capital and power while avoiding fees and jail (which is, perhaps appropriately, MySpace.)

Check out a copy of the game here.

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