Monopoly has always been my favorite board game. There’s something about the element of chance and the relatively simple gameplay that’s keep pulling me back in. That’s why the concept for a new game called Foursquaropoly has me really excited.
The idea is to buy the properties you visit in the real world. The more popular a place is, the more it costs. You earn money by “charging rent” to each foursquare user who checks in at a property you own. Each week, bills come due that you must pay in order to keep your purchased properties.
It all sounds very much like real Monopoly.
The Foursquaropoly concept and video were created by three students from the Miami Ad School, which offers a digital advertising track. Foursquare predecessor Dodgeball was itself originally created as a thesis project by Dennis Crowley at NYU’s ITP.
Deanna McDonald, one of the creators of Foursquaropoly, says it started as a student piece, but it’s currently in development with no release date set.
If When the app actually makes it to the real world, it will be pretty popular among foursquare users. It adds an extra game level on top of foursquare that’s easy to explain and understand and provides its users â€” especially those who are winning â€” more incentive to check in.
What do you think of the concept? Would you play Foursquaropoly?