Where is your city ranking in the leaderboard for the new MONOPOLY Canada
game?

Consumers continue to support their city for coveted positions on the MONOPOLY Canada board!

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - MONOPOLY Canada invites fans of the game to help update the board in their country to put consumers in control of the MONOPOLY Canada edition. The launch of a nationwide vote to identify which of Canada's favourite cities will appear on the Canadian MONOPOLY board is now in the third week of voting and the competition is heating up!

The votes have been flooding in at www.monopolyvote.ca to find Canada's favourite cities, with over a hundred thousand people taking part since January 11th in a nationwide poll run by Hasbro, makers of the iconic board game MONOPOLY. 65 Canadian cities were pre-selected for the top 20 city vote and Canadians have been casting their ballots for 3 of these great cities each day. The city that receives the most votes will be placed on the highest rent property traditionally held by Boardwalk. The fate of the top 20 cities has not been sealed yet! Voters can still support their favourite cities to be one of the top 20 property spaces until February 7th, 2010!

Currently, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is in the lead for the coveted Boardwalk position and Chatham-Kent has just edged out Calgary for the second spot! St. John's is in the 10th spot and Edmonton has climbed to the 11th position. Toronto has just made it back onto the leaderboard in the 20th spot while Vancouver has slipped from the top 20 list. Your favourite Canadian cities need your votes!

Two spaces on the MONOPOLY Canada board have been reserved for cities such as Cornwall and Moose Jaw that have been nominated for the Wild Card vote. The Wild Card winners will occupy the first two property spaces, traditionally held by Mediterranean Avenue and Baltic Avenue. The Wild Card voting runs from February 8th until February 21st.

Voters are encouraged to vote for, and nominate, their favourite cities daily, as that will increase the chance of winning a final spot on the MONOPOLY Canada board.

MONOPOLY Canada - the first all Canadian MONOPOLY game with properties chosen by consumers - will be released Summer 2010.

Have your say! Vote today at www.monopolyvote.ca.

Since 1935, more than 250 million copies of MONOPOLY have been sold in 106 countries and 40 languages. More than 200 different editions of the game have been published, but the most popular continues to be the classic "Number Nine." Affectionately known by its original product number, "Number Nine" is based on the streets of Atlantic City and is nearly identical to Charles Darrow's original submission to Parker Brothers. The MONOPOLY name and logo, the distinctive design of the game board, the four corner squares, the MR. MONOPOLY name and the character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment. (C) 2010 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Hasbro is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

SOURCE Hasbro Canada

For further information: For further information: Marisa Pedatella, Hasbro Canada Corporation, (905) 238-3374 x 282, mpedatella@hasbrocan.com

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