While Monopoly is notorious for causing couples to break up, families to fall out, and friends to fight, people also can’t get enough of playing it.
I can see why too – not only is it a great game, but for many of the younger generations, it’s probably the closest we’ll ever get to owning a property let alone hotels!
Adulting in the 21st century is hard, and Monopoly have decided to reflect on this by creating the perfect game that, although will be fun, is likely to leave you in tears too!
Monopoly for Millennials is now a thing and honestly, I still can’t get over the fact it actually exists!
Doing away with real estate because ‘you can’t afford it anyway’ – which is pretty harsh Hasbro – during the game, your focus will be on collecting experiences, with the player with the most coming out on top.
Although Hasbro are advertising the game as ‘a great way to bring a fun and relaxed vibe to a party or casual get-together’, I can already feel the tension brewing.
In the product description, Hasbro then went on to explain a bit more about how the game works writing:
Money doesn’t always buy a great time, but experiences, whether they’re good – or weird – last forever. The Monopoly for Millennials game celebrates just that.
Instead of collecting as much cash as possible, players are challenged to rack up the most Experiences to win.
Travel around the gameboard discovering and visiting cool places to eat, shop, and relax. Interact with other players via Chance and Community Chest cards, (which are super relatable). And players don’t pay rent — they visit one another, earning more Experience points.
Adulting is hard; take a break from the rat race with this edition of the Monopoly game.
If they think Monopoly is a great way to ‘take a break’ then Hasbro don’t even understand their own game! It stresses me out so much when I play!
Although the game is currently only available on Walmart for $19.82, we hope it won’t be long until it arrives in the UK.
I need it to be released here soon so I can add it to my Monopoly collection which includes the special Cheaters Edition which arrived on shelves earlier this year.
Monopoly has always been a game people are drawn to cheat in. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve seen my friends sneak some extra notes away from the bank.
I am an angel, so have never cheated while playing Monopoly…
So it was a pretty clever move from Hasbro to release an edition which actively encourages cheating.
Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of Hasbro, told INSIDER:
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.
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.
We’re excited to see what fans can get away with and how they’ll react to the new sneaky twists in the game.
I wonder which version will be arriving next!
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.