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Boston, Portsmouth Make it to New Version of Monopoly

Hasbro Inc. let voters choose which cities would appear in two new versions of the game

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    Boston, Portsmouth Make it to New Version of Monopoly
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    In this file phot, a Monopoly game is seen during the Monopoly U.S. National Championship tournament at Union Station April 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. on April 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Monopoly is celebrating its 80th anniversary in France by placing real money in a number of boxes.

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has made the big leagues - the New Hampshire seacoast city has been picked as a destination for a new version of the Monopoly board game.

    Hasbro Inc. let voters choose which cities would appear in two new versions of the game. Portsmouth will appear in a light blue section next to Charlotte, North Carolina, and Dallas. The only other New England city included in the game is Boston.

    A photo on Portsmouth's game square shows commercial fishing boats in the foreground and a lit Memorial Bridge in the background.

    "I think it's really exciting," Mayor Bob Lister told the Portsmouth Herald. "We get accolades all the time, but this is really great."

    The announcement was made Thursday, on the game's 80th birthday.

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