CULTURE

Acropolis part of Monopoly?

An upcoming new edition of the board game Monopoly is likely to include a Greek dimension. The game’s new version, branded as a collector’s edition, will not feature its trademark streets but landmarks instead, and the Acropolis is expected to be one of these. The ancient monument is likely to appear on Monopoly’s new edition following approval granted to the board game’s owner, Hasbro Inc, by the Athens-based Central Archaeological Council, or KAS. The new edition’s candidate components were determined by an Internet poll organized by Hasbro. Hasbro is scheduled to announce the new version’s final plan in August. Not all at KAS agree on the Acropolis’s inclusion on the world-famous game. A number of KAS board members voted against the idea, citing their objection to the reference to the archaeological site on a commercial board game.