The classic board game of Monopoly was first introduced in 1935, dab smack in the middle of the Great Depression. So, it's only fitting that during our current Great Recession, Google and Hasbro have teamed up to launch Monopoly City Streets, a mashup of Monopoly with Google maps. If you and your spouse are looking to do something different this weekend, get started by visiting: www.monopolycitystreets.com
. The goal is to "beat your friends and the world by
becoming the richest property magnate in existence by January 31, 2010." You start with $3 million in the bank and you begin by picking the street that you'd like to purchase. If the street is owned by someone else, you can make them an offer. Did we mention that it's free? Have fun!