Published by Hasbro in August 2008, Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition was designed after a worldwide vote in early 2008 to determine which cities would be included on the board. Montreal received the most votes, thus earning its spot on the board's most expensive property.
Riga, the capital of Latvia, finished in second place and will occupy the spot of Park Place.
More than 5.6 million votes were cast for 70 cities around the world which appeared on a pre-determined list. That vote determined 20 of the 22 featured cities.
Voters were also asked to write in cities, and the 20 cities with the most write-in votes faced off to determine the brown (least expensive) properties. Taipei, Taiwan, and Gdynia, Poland, earned those spots.
"We are thrilled that the first-ever global game board includes an interesting mix of cities that showcases the dynamic cultures, sights and history of the planet," Helen Martin, Hasbro's vice-president of global marketing for the Monopoly brand, said in a press release.
Two countries have multiple cities represented on the board. China (Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai) and Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver) each have three.
The 22 cities that earned spots on the game board of Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition are listed here in order of property groupings with the highest-rent properties listed first. The comparable properties on a standard U.S. edition Monopoly game are included in parentheses.
Montreal, Canada (Boardwalk)
Riga, Latvia (Park Place)
Cape Town, South Africa (Pennsylvania Avenue)
Belgrade, Serbia (North Carolina Avenue)
Paris, France (Pacific Avenue)
Jerusalem, Israel (Marvin Gardens)
Hong Kong, China (Ventnor Avenue)
Beijing, China (Atlantic Avenue)
London, England (Illinois Avenue)
New York, United States of America (Indiana Avenue)
Sydney, Australia (Kentucky Avenue)
Vancouver, Canada (New York Avenue)
Shanghai, China (Tennessee Avenue)
Rome, Italy (St. James Place)
Toronto, Canada (Virginia Avenue)
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine (States Avenue)
Istanbul, Turkey (St. Charles Place)
Athens, Greece (Connecticut Avenue)
Barcelona, Spain (Vermont Avenue)
Tokyo, Japan (Oriental Avenue)
Brown (Dark Purple in U.S. editions)
Taipei, Taiwan (Baltic Avenue)
Gdynia, Poland (Mediterranean Avenue)
Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition also includes updated Chance and Community Chest cards that highlight events from countries around the world. For example, players might celebrate at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, organize an international music festival or host a St. Patrick's Day festival in Dublin. The tokens, houses and hotels reflect icons and styles from all seven continents.
Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition is available in more than 50 countries and in 37 different languages.