Seriously. How is this news? "Monopoly made a new version but with TOTALLY DIFFERENT names for all the properties! Oh my god, what a blindingly creative new idea! What will they think of next? What? They've done it like 2000 times already? Basically every university in the United States you say? Oh, never mind then."
That said, a BGG themed Monopoly would be pretty awesome to own in an ironic way. Maybe one that exlicitly clarified the rules that people insist on adding to make the game worse (i.e. "Free Parking - Collect NO MONEY")
Thanks for the flowers! Yes thats a great idea isnt it? 'You can have all the top ranked games rolled into one. "I buy Agricola. And I have Le Havre. Now I can build settlements here. And I can earn victory points with my settlements - paid for by a player that happens to move onto my settlement." Yes settling is fun isnt it. But I disagree. It should be played exactly like I played it when young. I know looong time ago. All victory points that have to be paid by the players must go into the middle of the board and are earned on free parking. And trading is absolutely forbidden.
Oh what fun. Then the event cards. We call them "events on monopoly". And all bgg members can vote. Maybe its "You have the 2nd place in a board game tournament. You get 200 victory points." Or "renovate Your settlements." Or totally new ones like "Its Your birthday. Everybody gives You a new Monopoly Game and must pay 100 victory points." The possibilies are endless!