Contest: Win the “RIM 25th Anniversary Edition” of Monopoly

Ian Hardy

June 8, 2013 8:28 pm

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Here’s the backstory. Our street had a massive garage sale and one of guys was an ex-RIM employee. There was the usual cassettes, CD’s, pillows, toys… but as a one-time board game designer this gem caught my attention. An item up from grabs was this precious “25th Anniversary Edition” RIM-branded Monopoly board game. I quickly snatched it up for a few bucks and thought somebody who really loves the long history of Research In Motion would want this collectible.

This was given to RIM employees – now named BlackBerry – to celebrate 25 years of innovation back in 2009. Gone is the usual car, thumbnail, shoe and in its place are “8 collectible tokens” that include the RIM and BlackBerry logos, Pearl Flip, BlackBerry 7200, BlackBerry Storm, RIM 850 and the BlackBerry Curve. Also, the Monopoly board has been designed with the different locations the company operates all over the world, plus highlights BBM, BES and also replaces the familiar ‘Chance’ and ‘Community Chest’ with ‘Innovation’ and ‘Wireless Networks.”

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The description says:
“Celebrate 25 Years of innovation! The Monopoly Brand is proud to present RIM 25th Anniversary Edition of the world’s most famous game. In the past 25 years, RIM has become a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market.

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, this commemorative game give RIM employees and fans the chance to buy, sell, and trade the greatest locations in the RIM worldwide empire. Build buildings and campuses in place of houses and hotels and move around the game board with customized tokens like the BlackBerry Storm, Flip and Curve. Play the RIM 25th Anniversary Edition of America’s favourite board game and… get connected to fun!”

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It’s actually really cool and never been opened. If you’re interested in scoring this piece of Canadian history then all you have to do is either follow us and re-tweet this contest on Twitter (@mobilesyrup), “Like Us” on Facebook (Facebook.com/MobileSyrup), or join us on Google+. All current Facebook, Twitter and Google+ followers are automatically entered. This contest closes on June 16th and we’ll announce a winner shortly after!

Good luck to all who enter!

  • Gsizzle

    sure why not … gimme gimme gimme!

  • Nadefrenzy

    Never win… but hey worth a shot I guess.

  • MacMan156

    Ha that is so canadian

  • lengend

    OMG I would love this! Huge BlackBerry Fan here! Love my frigging Z10!

  • Mellie Ray

    I would love this!!!

  • terry.c

    haha this would be fun to have as a collectible, give me a chance!

  • Devhux

    This would be awesome to win! :)

  • Fubaz

    wow this would be an amazing win!

  • JaysonF

    I guess I’ll be the first to say it. but Hasbro is going to go bankrupt because of this… lol
    Kidding.

    This would be nice to have!

  • Andrw

    So many editions of Monopoly, yet I would not mind adding this to my collection.

  • KID ANDROID

    Love it, want it

  • Ra’id Ahmed Ismail

    This looks awesome. I’d love to score this.

  • Sam Wiggans

    That’d be siiick

  • r0v3rT3N

    I would love to win this!

  • Patrick Cuyegkeng

    It’s too bad your neighbour didn’t have his/her box of RIM Socks that was given out the following year. What self-respecting BlackBerry-aficionado wouldn’t want official RIM socks, with BBM logos and everything!

    BTW: I don’t want to win this. I’ve already got two unopened boxes of the game in a storage unit.

  • Mikalh78

    Huge fan! good luck everyone!

    • Supa_Fly

      ANd a God luck to you too.

  • LeeAnn Smith

    Omg I want it!!!!!!!!! I love BlackBerry (RIM) and this would look soon cool in my collection of blackberries and blackberry merchandise, going to check and see if ones on ebay for sale!

  • DroDro

    collector’s item!

  • Jason Bell

    Oh please this would be so cool.

  • Andrew Kachaniwsky

    I would pay good money for this, would be so awesome to win! My first BlackBerry was the 950, and now sporting both a Q10 and a Z10.

  • Costa84

    Hook me up!

  • bbpb

    I have been looking for one for a long time, every time I find one on kijiji and go to get it, they say they gave it to someone else. Would be really cool to win.

  • iMoto

    That’s pretty awesome. Wish I had a copy of it

  • EvanKrosney

    As someone who collects different versions of Monopoly, this would be epic.

  • HOOBIE

    RIM going bankrupt just like in the game

    • Supa_Fly

      Oddly enough they’re over $2billion of cash in the bank, no debt. RIM didn’t go bankrupt and just did a name change. What’s your point?

  • ObstacleMan

    Even though monopoly is the $2 w***e of the board game world I would love to win this way more than any phone giveaway.

  • Luc Bouillon

    I need to have this!!!!!

  • Shūji Kiritani

    A big wow!

  • travelluna

    great it would be fun

  • TrDxIt

    oh man, this would be so much better than any other contest you’ve ever had, even better than other phones contests. Please pick me.

  • xdoraemon

    this is sooo cool

  • Anonimen

    I want this

  • Humberto Giambrone

    I don’t want it as much as others here, so I won’t try for it, but I just thought I’d say it’s pretty decent of you to buy it and give it away like this.

  • n2burns

    I have one of those sitting at home in my basement. Never thought it was worth much, especially when RIM’s own monopoly crashed.

  • Alain Lafond

    I’ve been playing Monopoly all my life… Gimme one…

  • Crazy

    OMG I want this! Please and thanks.

  • Mr.CoolBerry

    We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!

  • Jinender Bhatia

    Followed on Google +.
    Hope I win!

  • petertinh

    Choose me.

  • aly3360

    following on twitter and re-tweeted! Thx for the chance :)

  • Nick McBride

    Omg I really hope I win this is the sweetest monopoly board I’ve ever seen and I’d use it all the time! Please pick me, thanks for such a great contest BlackBerry OS! I chose to like mobile syrup on facebook

  • Richard D Hall

    Monopoly is one of my favourites!

  • Gwen

    I would absolutely love to own this.

  • Larry

    Love it.
    Count me in please.