Today's Brain Game depicts a map of (roughly) the eastern half of the United States. Certain states have been highlighted in yellow. Can you determine what they have in common? (Hint: it has nothing to do with geography; try to identify the highlighted states by name.) Good luck!


Here is the SOLUTION.


Each of the states highlighted appear in the names of Monopoly properties (in the U.S. edition, of course):

light blue properties:  Vermont Avenue, Connecticut Avenue
purple properties: Virginia Avenue
orange properties: Tennessee Avenue, New York Avenue
red properties: Kentucky Avenue, Indiana Avenue, Illinois Avenue
green properties: North Carolina Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue*

* There's Pennsylvania Railroad, as well.