Broker creates Williamsburg-themed “Monopoly” spinoff

But you’ll have to sit down at the closing table to score a copy

TRD New York /
Mar.March 26, 2016 03:00 PM

Pass the Bedford L. Collect $200. That’s right, you guessed it: there is now a version of the classic board game, “Monopoly,” based on Williamsburg.

Ralph Modica, head broker at the Modica Team at Compass, created the Williamsburg-themed spinoff as a way to thank clients, he told DNAinfo. But now, his game is attracting wider attention.

Called “Burgopoly,” the game tries to capture the real life pitfalls of owning property in Brooklyn. Bedbugs might infest your apartment. The tax abatement on your condo could expire. And your bathtub might overflow.

“It’s definitely getting a lot of big eyes and open mouths when I give it to people,” Modica told DNAinfo. “The game is free, all you have to do is meet me at the closing table.”

But if you aren’t one of Modica’s clients, never fear: he’s given a copy to the coffee shop, Pudge Knuckles, at 184 Kent Avenue for customers to play.

“I really tried to stick with things that were just real estate-specific that both buyers and sellers go through,” Modica said. “They’re just a part of the experience of owning real estate, selling real estate, buying real estate. It’s just a game and it’s meant to be fun.” [DNAinfo]Christopher Cameron

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