'Monopoly City Streets' servers swamped

September 10, 2009 10:30:19 AM PDT
Toymaker Hasbro and Google have teamed up to launch a new take on one of the world's most popular board game online.

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'Monopoly City Streets' is a free online game that uses Google maps to let players buy any street in the world.

Players can also set up houses and hotels after buying streets to increase property values. It's turning out to be even more popular than anyone expected, the game's site crashed after its debut and is still pretty slow to upload.

Google says it's trying to upgrade servers to keep up with demand.

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