knows there's never enough time available to travel. To quench the
wanderlust of the desk-bound, we've shared a number of
armchair-excursion opportunities with you: chocolate, beverages, computer games and good ol' fashioned books. The latest addition to the list: Monopoly. Last week Hasbro launched a "Here and Now" edition of the 71-year-old game, replacing the Atlantic City street names with 22 new properties from around the country. The locations—which include Gateway Arch in St. Louis, New Orleans' French Quarter, the Golden Gate Bridge and Times Square—were
selected in an online poll conducted this spring. In addition to the
new properties, the game features inflated rents reflecting current
prices and branded tokens including a Starbucks mug, McDonald's fries, and a Motorola Razr cell-phone. We dig the fact that many of the new places are destinations we'd enjoy visiting (who's ever planned a trip to Baltic Avenue?); too bad the tokens represent the stuff we try to escape when traveling.