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POSTED BY ltucker ON Apr 7, 2011

Help EA Break A Guinness World Record

Today is Global Monopoly Day and in honor of the event we're trying to set a Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people playing Monopoly Millionaires over a 24-hour period. Monopoly fans all across the globe are invited to play Monopoly Millionaires on Facebook to participate in our attempt to set the record. As a bonus, you’ll also be eligible for a chance to win some of our $20,580 in prizes – the same amount of Monopoly money in Hasbro’s board game – including $5,000 in cash prizes, $5,000 in Visa gift cards, various Apple products, and more.

Official adjudicators will be monitoring the game over a 24-hour period from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PST on April 7 to determine the greatest number of people who are simultaneously playing. Players can take part during that time frame through the Monopoly Millionaires Facebook Page and can RSVP to participate at the Global Monopoly Day any time prior to 11:59 p.m. PST on tonight.

"Since its launch in February, Monopoly Millionaires has quickly become one of the most popular games on Facebook, delighting millions of enthusiastic players from around the world," said Chip Lange, Senior Vice President of EA’s Hasbro Division. "We are reminded every day of the power of the passionate Monopoly community and can't wait to see all the fans come out to help us set the Guinness World Record for the most people playing Monopoly Millionaires simultaneously on Facebook. With their support, we're looking forward to Global Monopoly Day being an overwhelming success."

To celebrate, EA is also promoting local meet ups around the globe through Meetup.com so fans can gather to play Monopoly Millionaires and help set the Guinness World Records title. And, on April 8, EA Mobile will host a sale on Monopoly games for iPad, Kindle and most other mobile devices for all participants to thank them for their involvement in the Guinness World Records attempt.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join us in making history – and having a lot of fun in the process. We’ll see you on Facebook…