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Serbia: Belgrade for Monopoly

Monopoly is one of the world's most popular board games, and there is voting going on right now for 24 cities that will get included in the World Edition of this game. Serbian bloggers have organized a campaign to help their capital, Belgrade, win a spot on Monopoly's list.

On Feb. 13, Belius appealed to his fellow B92 bloggers to support Belgrade's nomination:

Dear bloggers,

In less than a week, Belgrade has succeeded in rising from #24 to #10 on Monopoly's list of cities that are to make it into the World Edition.

Thanks to those persistent people who have been voting every day of the past week, Belgrade is now ahead of such cities as Amsterdam, Athens, Tokyo, Toronto, Barcelona and Kiev.

Maybe it will be better to say that only Montreal, Paris, Cape Town, London, Sydney, New York, Jerusalem, Riga and Rome are ahead of Belgrade.

[On Feb. 14, only one day later, Belgrade took the 5th place on the list.]

The news of the possibility of Belgrade's being chosen among the 22 cities of the World Edition has been spreading very fast.

Latvia/Riga is the only candidate that is making progress at the same speed. In this country, there is an organized mass campaign with the help of many media outlets.

I hope that our media will support Belgrade, too. The deadline for voting is Feb. 28.

Novi Sad has also become our candidate, on the additional Monopoly list. Since there are 24 places total, two more cities will be picked from that list. Voting for these additional two cities will start Feb. 29.

[…]

It is very important that Belgrade is chosen, and I am sending this invitation to you to continue the campaign for the next few days. […]

Milos33 comments:

[…] Honors up for this post… I've been voting every day for the last few days and I am going to vote until the end of the vote… […]

1 comment

  • Hi Sinisa,

    I find this global effort to push for the locations of your choice both interesting and amusing. Israel is vying for locations in Jerusalem and the small town of Sderot. I hope to be writing about it soon as the Israeli blogosphere gears up toward this effort.

    Thanks for this great piece.

    Maya

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