Ohhh Monopoly, how we love to hate you. We all have had stories of a 5 hour Monopoly game ending badly. My earliest memory of playing that terrible game was with my family and it went pretty much how Dane Cook describes it…
Now if I haven’t lost you with a bad Dane Cook reference, keep reading. Monopoly has announced that they are unleashing a new version of the game that encourages all those cheaters in your life. You know like your cousin Carl who for some reason ALWAYS wants to be the banker? Where’d you get those extra 20’s you bastard?!
Well for all of the Carls in our lives, there’s a new version of the classic game.
Jonathan Berkowitz, who’s the senior vice president of Hasbro, talked to INSIDER about the new game:
“A recent study conducted by Hasbro revealed nearly half of game players attempt to cheat during Monopoly games, so in 2018, we decided it was time to give fans what they’ve been craving all along – a Monopoly game that actually encourages cheating.”
So that means there will be less of this?
You would think so, I feel like this makes it more fun and carefree.
Just a few of the cheats that you are trying to get away with include:
– Removing a hotel from someone else’s property
– Moving another player’s token instead of your own on your turn.
– Giving someone less money than you owe them.
– Stealing money from the bank
– Taking an extra $100 in Monopoly money from the bank when you pass go.
– Collecting rent for someone else’s property
– Placing a hotel on one of your pieces of property
If you play your way to success you could be looking like:
Also this is the first Monopoly where there is no designated banker. How did they not think of that before now?!
So if people get away with cheats they are rewarded, that’s the best premise of any game I think.
Berkowitz continued to say this about the banker:
“For the first time in Monopoly history, there is no designated Banker.
Players are in control of the Bank on their turn, and pass it to the next player when their turn is over, making it easier to pull off ‘cheats’, such as a the Bank Heist.”
Monopoly is really embracing those cheating fans! This probably stems from success of Cards Against Humanity, What Do You Meme and Exploding Kittens. If you haven’t heard of those, you better check them out too!
He concluded with:
“We’ve finally decided to embrace our less-than-honest fans by encouraging them to partake in those iconic (yet sometimes unspoken) Monopoly moments that occur during family game nights.
We’re excited to see what fans can get away with and how they’ll react to the new sneaky twists in the game.”
Once this new version comes out in the Fall, we will be sure to let you know. For now though, I had no clue there were this many versions of Monopoly. I’m going to have to get me one to hold me over to Fall!