.COM Monopoly Excludes Google

Dec 5, 2012 • 8:14 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Photo Of The Day

Dot Com Monopoly Board

Richard Hay from Google snapped a picture of the .com edition of Monopoly board game and made a comment that it is excluding Google and he is proud of it. It does include Yahoo, Excite, Lycos & Alta Vista and other search companies - but Google was just about at the tail end of the dot com busy era.

Richard posted the picture on Google+.

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Daniel Carlyon

12/05/2012 01:20 pm

Damn, there goes my chances of buying Google!


12/05/2012 01:32 pm

Are you sure, that it*s not based on the article of Philipp Klöckner: http://pip.net/monopoly ... will be available in English soon.. hopefully :)


12/06/2012 12:55 pm

Bull, he is really crying inside.


12/06/2012 01:56 pm

To put it in context the dot com version came out in 2000, just in time for the bursting bubble.


12/06/2012 04:56 pm

Thank you, jimbeetle. That's really something Barry should've mentioned. (I was kinda wondering why Monopoly would just now release a .com version.)

Teresha Aird

12/07/2012 01:59 am

Even if it came out in 2000 the game makers were a wee bit out of touch. Google was around and a big player by then and if I remember correctly AltaVista was pretty much dead as far as traffic/influence/leads went. If I showed that to my 16 year old son now he wouldn't have any idea what any of them were lol.

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