In 2000, Parker Bros released a dot-com version of Monopoly, featuring winning companies such as Lycos, AltaVista, [email protected], and Ask Jeeves. The Railroads were AT&T, MCI Worldcom, Sprint, and Nokia.
What would a 2013 Monopoly board look like? Maybe this:
In 2000, the pewter game pieces represented the tools we used to access the internet, because the money was coming from home day traders inflating the market cap of .com IPOs. Today the new avatars would be Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and other acqui-hirers.
Relive the first tech bubble with Monopoly: The .com Edition –qz.com