Thursday, 23 June 2005

Using technology

Anyone who knows me knows that I like technology and I love it when "big" technology is used in trivial or entertaining ways. So here's the idea. Let's play Monopoly and use London as the playing area. Rather than throwing dice we'll decide which piece is where at the end of each turn by fitting real cabs with GPRS trackers and players will select which cabbie is driving their piece. Obviously you'll be able to buy some property and build a few houses and hotels but after that it just depends where the cabs go and whether you've picked popular destinations. So does this sound like a silly idea? You bet it does - click here to play Monopoly Live - it's fun and trivial and free! I'm currently £47M up so let's see how everyone does :-)

8 careful considerations:

Nogbad said...

12 hours to go on my first game and I'm £545,760.00 to the good! :-)

Bluefluff said...

Did you make your fortune then?

pal said...

My first daily total was £627,850,000. Not bad for a first shot.

I picked the airports and the London Eye set. The cabbie was the guy in the middle with the nice smile and it was Wednesday

.... oh yes I had a few apartments and hotels scattered on the Eye lot.

How about you?

Nogbad said...

I made £1,152,690,000 on the Wednesday game, don't know about the next game yet as the notification hasn't come through yet. How did anyone else do?

Ruaridh said...

£819,650,000 on my first attempt. Not bad for a tiddler! I'm sticking with Brendan the cabbie today.

Nogbad said...

Oi! I haven't got a "Bendan" - It's Tammy, Gary or Ken! Are you playing a different game Ruaridh?? :-)

Ruaridh said...

I think there are 3 cabbies for each playing piece. I chose the bus of course, being as I like buses, so I got Brendan, Mark or John. Mummy said Brendan looked least like a thug.

If they had a fire engine, I would have chosen that.

Nogbad said...

Ah gotcha! That makes sense! I'm usually the plane but I'll try a different one next time and see who the drivers are. I think I'd like my driver to take a day off though :-)