No, that's not a snarky business headline. Google and Hasbro are launching a worldwide game of Monopoly using Google Maps as the board. It's called Monopoly City Streets.
Each player starts with $US3 million. They can buy any street in the world to erect houses, stadiums and even skyscapers allowing them to collect more and more daily rent (ranging from $US50,000 to $US100 million per property). The goal? "Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence".
Streets will vary in cost, of course, with the White House's Pennsylvania Ave. listed at $US2 million, while Downing Street (London's home to the senior British cabinet) goes for just $US231,000. (America, f—k yeah.)
If anyone sees a spot to register, please say so in the comments. So far we've only tracked down the game's official site and blog. And if we don't start playing right when this game starts, we'll lose out on another rare opportunity to be financially humbled by the real estate market. [Monopoly City Streets via Daily Mail via DVICE]