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Last Updated: Monday, 19 June 2006, 14:19 GMT 15:19 UK
Monopoly updates its London board
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Monopoly has been updated with modern-day property prices
A new version of the classic board game Monopoly - featuring updated London property prices - has been unveiled.

It shows how much London house prices have risen since the game was launched 70 years ago.

Many familiar names have gone, to be replaced by locations such as Wapping, Primrose Hill and Brixton Hill.

Mayfair is replaced by Kensington Palace Gardens as the most expensive spot at 4m. The old version of the game will still remain on sale.

On the latest edition, Old Kent Road and Park Lane have disappeared, while Bishopsgate and Knightsbridge are further additions.

Public vote

Oxford St is the only place to survive in the new version - and its price has risen from 300 to 3m.

The game's makers, Parker, said it had liaised with property website Rightmove.co.uk to come up with a "scientific" approach to property prices.

A Parker spokesman said: "By working with Rightmove we have taken a scientific approach to the board but I'm sure there will still be plenty of discussion around the new properties."

Two possible London landmarks were listed for each of the places on the board, and the public asked to vote for their favourite.

The new version, called Monopoly Here and Now, takes over from a limited edition released in summer 2005.


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