The Lemonopoly game is a new online game that aims to make California's Bay Area residents more aware of their local fruit trees. The game pits three Bay Area cities against one another, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, in a contest to see who can find and share the most lemons.
The Lemonopoly game was created by Chacha Sikes and Anselm Hook during the Creative Currency hackathon. The game is easy to play, with cities earning points for simple actions, such as pinning a lemon tree to the game's map, or through sharing lemons. Players without access to lemon trees can also earn points for their city, either through picking lemons, or by turning them into preserves. The game officially starts July 4th, and cities don't actually get anything for winning, other than a sense of civic pride and community involvement.