Electronic Arts and Hasbro have declared today Global Monopoly Day and they are inviting fans from around the globe to play Monopoly Millionaires on Facebook to help set a new Guinness World Record. They are attempting to set the record for the greatest number of people from around the globe to play Monopoly Millionaires simultaneously and you can be a part of it. In addition to setting the record, they’ve got $20,580 in prizes up for grabs. Read on to find out more.
Official adjudicators will be monitoring the Facebook game over a 24-hour period, which began at 12AM PST this morning and will end at 11:59PST tonight. At the end of the day they will be taking the most-populated time to determine the record number of players. Facebook’s Director of Platform and Mobile Marketing, Katie Mitic, says, “With Monopoly Millionaires, EA and Hasbro have brought the beloved family board game to a growing audience of tens of millions of people on Facebook. We’re excitedly anticipating the record to be set on Facebook as people share the whole experience with their friends.”
The prizes up for grabs include $5,000 in cash prizes, $5,000 in Visa gift cards, Apple products and more. Users can enter to win via the Monopoly Millionaires sweepstakes on the Facebook app today. Read the official rules here.
Global Monopoly Day isn’t happening only on Facebook. In honor of this exciting day, and even more exciting World Record challenge, EA is promoting local meet ups all over the world through Meetup.com. There are currently over 150 Global Monopoly Day! Meetup communities, in cities from San Francisco to Hong Kong. Use Meetup to find other people in your city who play Monopoly Millionaires and play together online, or set up a time and place to play a game of Monopoly for real.
Will you play Monopoly Milionaires on Facebook today to help set the Guinness record? If so, you can RSVP on the Global Monopoly Day event page. What do you think about EA and Hasbro’s world record attempt?