Welcome to the 2014 edition of McDonald’s Monopoly game. The game has returned to its traditional schedule this year with a fall launch.
The fast-food giant last year caught everyone off guard by launching the game two months early — in July.
But fall just feels right for this game, doesn’t it?
The 2014 game began Sept. 30 and will end in restaurants Oct. 27 and online Nov. 10.
As we’ve done every year, we go over the rules to put together this guide to winning the game. It depends mostly on luck — and a ton of that, of course — but with our guide you can have a better-informed gaming experience.
New this year, you’ll have four chances to win $100,000 by finding the “Free Parking” game stamp on certain food items. And then there are shots at winning “experiences” with celeb sports stars like LeBron James combined with a trip to see a game or race. Target also makes an appearance this year, offering $5,000 shopping experiences with early access to Black Friday sales. Gas-for-a-year and $10,000 to help pay bills are also up for grabs.
Overall, though, the game hasn’t changed much. You can get a game board at www.PlayatMcD.com or participating restaurants, though the board isn’t required. Get game pieces by purchasing food from McDonald’s or mailing in self-addressed, stamped envelopes.
Game pieces offer a mix of instant win prizes for food, money and other items, and additional prizes — including the $1 million jackpot — for putting Monopoly properties together. The odds of winning at least something in the store are about 1 in 4.
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