- By P.J. Aroon
Six months ago, Passport wrote about how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict struck the board game Monopoly, which at the time was having an online vote to determine the 22 cities to include in its world edition.
Today, the world edition of the game officially goes on sale, with 22 worldwide cities selected through a process that included more than 5.6 million online votes. The city with the most expensive rent? Montreal! Its partner in the dark blue property group — the most expensive in the game — is Riga, the capital of Latvia. The two cheapest properties, the brown group, are the write-in cities of Taipei and Gdynia, Poland, which isn’t too far from Riga.
Oh, and the controversial Jerusalem did make it onto the board, in the yellow group with Hong Kong and Beijing.