With the launch of a new ad campaign and a long awaited “update” to their software scheduled for beta release tomorrow, Microsoft has pre-shipped a special edition Monopoly game to its WHS MVPs. Guess who writes for a site run by a MVP?
I was fortunate enough to get a hold of a pre-ship(sale?) unit and can post some information on it since I am not on a NDA. I guess that at MIX10 they had a small table with a couple of cases of these and my favorite MVP had one sent to me by his web developer friend. I just got it today, someone transposed my ZIP, thanks Andrew :-(, and wanted to get it out before Microsoft’s Q3 release tomorrow.
MONOPOLY Game – The Windows Home Server Edition Property Trading Game from PARKER BROTHERS
Approx. Retail: $29.99
Ages: 8 to Adult
America’s favorite game now teams up with Microsoft’s first “Stay At Home” Server. Players move around the gameboard buying up Microsoft Windows Home Server properties, including One Microsoft Way, Acer Avenue, MediaSmart Circle and the Lenovo Lane. Includes gameboard, 8 movers with carry bag, 28 Title Deed cards, 16 Chance cards, 16 Community Chest cards, 1 pack of MONOPOLY money, 32 green houses, 12 red hotels, 2 number dice, 1 speed die, Microsoft Windows Home Server scorepad, 6 “username” strips and instructions.
Do not know if the wife will want to play it but I am sure I can get the neighbors in on it if I buy the beer!
Obviously this was an April Fool, which is a shame because how cool would WHS Monopoly be?