Playing Monopoly the other night, my mind wandered to what a Twins-edition Monopoly board would look like. I have played a few editions other than the original, and I always enjoy the new (themed) names for the Monopoly streets we know and love. So, which players would make the cut and where would they go on the new board?
GO: We’ll keep the classic GO spot for our new edition.
Jail/Just Visiting: The Jail spot will be switched to “Suspended”, while just visiting will stay the same.
Free Parking: Putting an MLB twist on the spot, we’ll rename this spot “Revenue Sharing”
Go to Jail: Sticking to the suspension theme, this will now be “Positive PED Test”
Chance: Dean Chance. Duh.
Community Chest: We’ll rename these spots “Commissioner’s Office”.
Income Tax: Stadium Tax
Luxury Tax: Luxury Tax will remain unchanged.
Railroads and Utilities
For the four railroads and two utilities, I decided to use four of the premier managers from Twins history, as well as two owners for the utilities.
Railroads: Rocco Baldelli, Ron Gardenhire, Tom Kelly, and Sam Mele
Utilities: Calvin Griffith and Carl Pohlad
Tier 1 Properties (Lowest Value)
Mediterranean Avenue: Knoblauch Avenue
Baltic Avenue: Gaetti Avenue
Vermont Avenue: Viola Avenue
Oriental Avenue: Aguilera Avenue
Connecticut Avenue: Kepler Avenue
Tier 2 Properties
St. Charles Place: Smalley Street
States Avenue: Kaat Court
Virginia Avenue: Allison Avenue
St. James Place: Perkins Place
Tennessee Avenue: Milton Avenue
New York Avenue: Nathan Avenue
Tier 3 Properties
The second half of the board has some of the best value properties on the board, as you find some heavy hitters at a price more affordable than of those on the next tier.
Kentucky Avenue: Cruz Circle
Indiana Avenue: Radke Row
Illinois Avenue: Santana Street
Atlantic Avenue: Oliva Street
Ventnor Avenue: Blyleven Boulevard
Marvin Gardens: Morneau Gardens
Reserved for the most hallowed players in Twins history, the side of the board containing Boardwalk has some heavy hitters. This side of the board also contains two actual streets as well as one pub.
Pacific Avenue: Carew Court
North Carolina Avenue: Hrbek’s Pub
Pennsylvania Avenue: Mauer Avenue
Park Place: Kirby Puckett Place
Boardwalk: Killebrew Drive
Who’s ready to sit down for a few hours and play a game of Twins Monopoly? Did I get the spots right? Is there any glaring omissions? Let me know in the comments!
Who should have been Boardwalk?
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