Vote for your city to make Monopoly World

Monopoly is going global! The Hasbro game is developing a world edition, and is asking fans to select which cities make the game board by nominating and then voting on them online. (An interactive map shows the cities that are in the lead.) As expected, Boston, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., are muscling out the Toledos and Boises to grab the lead in U.S. votes. Since I don’t feel like registering with Hasbro’s Web site, I’ll go ahead and nominate Baltimore from here. It’s perfect: Rent’s cheap, our public utilities are always on the auction block, and I can’t think of a better place to have a “Get out of jail free” card.