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The Wire' Monopoly Game: Still Just in Fans' Dreams

by Ryan McKee, posted Oct 7th 2010 5:50PM
It's all in the game, yo. The Monopoly game.

When we read on The Poke that the epic crime drama 'The Wire' had been immortalized in a Monopoly game, it was a dream come true. Imagine rolling the dice, buying "The Pit," landing on Avon Barksdale's corner.

Unfortunately, The Poke is England's version of The Onion, and this 'Wire' Monopoly game doesn't exist.

As Clay Davis would say ... uh, "$#iiiiiieeeeeeet!"

But we have to hand it to 'The Poke.' Not only did they create a game we'd pester our friends to play on Friday nights, the article really sounds realistic.

From the article: "The Wire is all about corners," says Hasbro spokesperson Jane McDougall, "and the Monopoly board is all about corners. It was a natural fit."

Yes, we're with you all the way, fake Hasbro spokesperson. Notice the two jails and the opposing corners of Marlo Stanfield and Avon Barksdale. When players are in between, you can get caught in all kinds of crossfire from high rent to curve-balls from The Game (Chance) cards. Click forward to study the game board yourself.

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Omar coming is just hilarious. They should have put McNulty and Bunk on there somewhere.

Why is jail on there twice?

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