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A Chance to Land on the Hammer

By Jason Leach
Published January 11, 2010

The famous boardgame Monopoly is currently accepting votes for the top 20 cities in Canada to be represented in a new Canadian edition of the game.

Hamilton currently sits at 21st spot.

Log in to cast your vote and get the Hammer represented on the next edition of Monopoly.

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By Jonathan Dalton (registered) | Posted January 11, 2010 at 15:41:56

They could also make a crane with a wrecking ball one of the pieces

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By jason (registered) | Posted January 11, 2010 at 16:08:13

I wonder if they'll modify the rules for this edition so that I can buy property in Hamilton and carry it over from game to game, hoping that it's value will increase?

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By synxer (registered) | Posted January 11, 2010 at 22:42:54

I voted for Hamilton, Winnipeg and Yellowknife :)

@jason: haha. That is pretty funny.

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By Ted Mitchell (registered) | Posted January 11, 2010 at 23:46:01

Chilliwack! Drummondville! Chatham-Kent!

When will the excitement end?

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By Brandon (registered) | Posted January 12, 2010 at 07:51:59

Could we get the "free parking" spot?

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By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted January 12, 2010 at 08:02:03

My kids said "No, don't vote Hamilton on-- they'll make us Baltic Avenue or something!"

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By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted January 12, 2010 at 09:00:17

My kids said "No, don't vote Hamilton on-- they'll make us Baltic Avenue or something!"

LOL, spot on.

I think though, that the city's board placement is also based on the voting (i.e. 1st place gets to be Boardwalk while 20th is Baltic)

And jason, who even needs a wrecking ball? As long as you've drawn a "lax enforcement" or "understaffed building department" chance card, you can just leave it till it falls down.

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By Zippo (registered) | Posted January 12, 2010 at 17:12:06

I can see some changes needed for the Hamilton version:

  • About 1 in every 5 squares should be a parking lot
  • Get rid of the 4 "railroads" and replace them with "expressways"
  • If you own more than 5 properties, or your last name ends in a vowel, then the "Go to jail" card does not apply to you
  • Only three hotels are allowed on the board at any one time

I want the playing piece that looks like a little scooter

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By Henry and Giuseppe (anonymous) | Posted January 12, 2010 at 21:02:59

@ Zippo

I find the reference to vowels offensive, not to mention misleading. I'm pretty sure there were more English/Scottish than Italians at City Hall in the 50s through the 70s when the wrecking balls started arcing.

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By koliphant (registered) - website | Posted January 13, 2010 at 04:01:38

Replace hotels with Horton's franchises and houses with crack houses and your 'Hammer' square might fetch $60(0) in rent;)

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By LAVINA (registered) - website | Posted February 03, 2010 at 02:12:31

I also vote for Hamilton. I hope many have the same opinion.

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