Hasbro Games Launches New .com Edition of the MONOPOLY Game; Players Now Can Build a Cyber Empire with This New Board Game from Hasbro


EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2000--HASBRO, INC. (NYSE:HAS)--With a lucky roll of the dice and a well-padded bank account, you could be the proud new owner of Yahoo!(TM), Monster(TM)or even iVillage(c). Sound impossible? Not if you're playing MONOPOLY, The .com Edition(R).

The real estate properties of the new Internet-themed board game feature a host of well-known Web-sites for purchase. And not only have the properties and corresponding Title Deed cards been updated for the Internet Age, but the tokens/game cards are now tech-savvy and the bank has been revamped to deal in hundreds of millions of dollars.

"MONOPOLY, The .com Edition combines the fast-paced, high-yield world of cyber space with the fantasy of MONOPOLY," explains John Chandler, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Hasbro Games. "The game offers MONOPOLY fans, young and old, all the fun of classic MONOPOLY with a decidedly modern twist."

Traditional MONOPOLY properties have been replaced by 30 of today's most dynamic online companies and Web sites. The gameboard now features Portals and Search Engines, which include Yahoo!(TM), Excite@home sm, Lycos(R), AltaVista(R) and Ask Jeeves sm; Business sites including CBS(R) MarketWatch.com(TM), Monster(TM) and E*Trade(R); Information sites including CNET(R), About.com(TM) and weather.com(TM); Shopping portals such as eBay(TM), Expedia(TM) and Priceline.com sm; Entertainment sites including E!Online(R), Games.com(TM) and shockwave.com(TM); Communication sites such as iVillage(c), Oxygen(TM)(c) and Yahoo! Geocities(TM); Sports sites including Foxsports.com(TM) and Sportsline.com(TM); Connectivity Providers, AT&T(R), Sprint(R), MCI Worldcom(TM)(c) and Nokia(R), which replace the MONOPOLY railroads; and new Utilities, Sun Microsystems(TM) and Linux(TM).

Players can select from one of eight pewter tokens depicting: a computer terminal, an "E-Mail Just In" icon, a surfboard (for websurfing), a computer monitor, a mouse, a web page, a computer chip, and a cursor.

An additional game piece has been incorporated, as has a new rule. Rent control can be exacted in cyber space with the new Mr. Monopoly Offline token. After a double is rolled, the token is placed on a particular property. When landed on that property, Internet service is "disconnected" and rent is not charged.

Further, the "E-Mail Just In" and "Download" spaces and cards replace the classic Chance and Community Chest, respectively. Houses and hotels still exist however they now represent households and offices that are online. The Luxury Tax has been changed to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) Fee, much like the one PC-users are saddled with in the real world. Despite the various changes, the goal of MONOPOLY, The .com Edition remains the same--to bankrupt your opponents.

MONOPOLY, The .com Edition, designed for 2-8 players and appropriate for ages 8 to adult, will be available at all major toy and game retailers for an approximate retail price of $29.99.

Hasbro Games manufactures and markets games and puzzles under the brand names Milton Bradley(R), Parker Brothers(R) and Avalon Hill(R). Included in its product line are some of the world's best-known games and puzzles including: Candy Land(R), the MONOPOLY(R) game, Scrabble(R) Brand Crossword Game, Yahtzee(R), Twister(R), The Game of Life(R), Trivial Pursuit(R), Big Ben(R) Puzzles and Puzz 3-D(R). The company also markets its games in three focused initiatives: My First Games(TM) (pre-school games), Family Game Night(TM) (family games) and Get Together Games(TM) (adult games).

Hasbro is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys, games, interactive software, puzzles and infant products. Both internationally and in the U.S., its Playskool(R) , Kenner(R), Tonka(R), OddzOn(R), Super Soaker(R), Milton Bradley(R), Parker Brothers(R), Tiger(TM) and Hasbro Interactive(TM) products, provide children and families with the highest quality and most recognizable toys and games in the world.

MONOPOLY(R), the distinctive design of the game board, the four corner squares, the MR. MONOPOLY(TM) name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and the playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. for its property trading game and game equipment. (c)2000 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Yahoo! Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are the trademarks of
Yahoo! Inc.
Monster.com The Monster Icon Logo, MONSTER and MONSTER.COM are
trademarks of Monster.com
iVillage.com iVillage:(c)2000 iVillage, Inc.
Excite@home Excite@Home is a servicemark of At Home Corporation
Lycos Lycos(R)is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon
University
AltaVista AltaVista(R)is a registered trademark and Smart is
Beautiful and the AltaVista logo are trademarks of
AltaVista Company
Ask Jeeves Ask Jeeves and the Ask Jeeves logo are service marks
of Ask Jeeves, Inc.
CBS Marketwatch MarketWatch.com is a trademark of MarketWatch.com,
Inc. CBS and the CBS "eye device" are registered
trademarks of CBS Incorporated
E*Trade E*Trade:(R)E*Trade Securities, Inc. Member NASD/SIPC
CNET CNET is a registered trademark of CNET Networks, Inc.
About About.com and the About.com logo are trademarks of
About.com, Inc.
Weather weather.com is a trademark of The Weather Channel,
Inc.
eBay eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay, Inc.
Expedia Expedia and the Expedia logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries and are used by Hasbro
under license from owner
Priceline Priceline.com is a service mark of priceline.com
Incorporated
E!Online E! Online is a registered trademark of E!
Entertainment Television, Inc.
   
Games.com Games.com is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc.
   
Shockwave shockwave.com is a trademark of Macromedia, Inc.

   
Oxygen Oxygen: TM &(c)Oxygen Media, LLC. All rights reserved
   
Geocities Yahoo! Geocities and the Yahoo! Geocities logo are
the trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.
   
Foxsports.com FOXSPORTS and FOXSPORTS.COM are
trademarks of Twentieth Century Fox Film
Corporation and are used with
permission.
   
Sportsline Sportsline.com is a trademark of Sportsline.com, Inc.
AT&T AT&T and the AT&T Globe Design are
registered service marks and trademarks
of AT&T Corp.
Sprint Sprint and the diamond logo are registered trademarks
of Sprint
MCI Worldcom MCI Worldcom: TM&(c)2000 MCI Worldcom, Inc. All
rights reserved.
Nokia NOKIA is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation
Sun Microsystems Sun, Sun Microsystems and the Sun logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
in the United States and other countries and are
used under license.
Linux Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds




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