Monopoly celebrates its 75th birthday next year, and has proved that a good toy is about more than just state-of-the art technology, with Monopoly City being named the Toy Association’s 2009 Toy of the Year.

The latest version lets you develop industrial blocks, stadiums, skyscrapers and even parks, but also lets you sabotage other people’s property by building hazards such as polluting power plants to send opponents rents plummeting.

Monopoly City is recommended for players aged: 8 and up. The number of players involved in a game can be 2 to 6.

Monopoly City boardgameSay goodbye to green houses and choose from over 80 3D structures, including industrial blocks, stadiums, skyscrapers and even parks built in the middle of the board to create a unique game experience. The introduction of Monopoly City represents one of the most radical game developments in Monopoly history. Build up and watch fortunes grow in this exciting new version. Set the length of game play and start buying and building straight away. Rents can be boosted through investment, but beware of other players sabotaging the game by building hazards such as polluting power plants to send opponents rents plummeting…

Price and availability

Monopoly City will go on sale in June 2009 for $59.95 RRP.