This sure isn’t your grandfather’s Monopoly.
For one thing, don’t expect to find the iron or the thimble game pieces.
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For another, there’s a significant change in the rules.
The front of the box says “Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway.”
Day-um. That slogan went straight for the jugular, didn’t it?
— Austin (@MaximumAustin) November 14, 2018
If you look closely, their mascot is wearing a participation ribbon
“Money doesn’t always buy a great time, but experiences, whether they’re good — or weird — last forever,” reads the game’s description. So rather than collect cash and real estate, as in traditional versions, players collect experiences such as dining at a vegan bistro or doing a meditation retreat—or simply staying in their parents’ basement.
“Adulting is hard. You deserve a break from the rat race!” the blurb adds. Game pieces include a crying emoji and a hashtag.
But the game has drawn mixed reactions. Many millennials are offended while others find it hilarious and jeer at any negative reaction as a classic instance of millennials being coddled.
Parents’ basement. No kidding, they ‘went there’.
We weren’t kidding when we told you the rules were … different.
Another example? Apparently, the person with the highest student debt loan goes first.
Game pieces include a hashtag and an emoji.
CALLING ALL MILLENNIALS: Do you prefer raves and music festivals over real estate? The latest version of #Monopoly is made just for you! @BriannaVolz has all the details on the new game in today's #ClickOontheGo: https://t.co/5ePMzYSWOo 🎲 pic.twitter.com/o6lMfij8Pk
— News 6 WKMG (@news6wkmg) November 15, 2018
— Herasanna Richards (@herasanna) November 10, 2018
Think they’ll get people outraged? Of course.
They already have.
Let’s play a game of MILLENNIAL MONOPOLY. The rules are simple, you start with no money, you can’t afford anything, the board is on fire for some reason and everything is your fault.
— TechnicallyRon (On all the platforms) (@TechnicallyRon) May 6, 2018
Can such an ‘offensive’ game sell?
Sure looks that way — Hasbro is already sold out.
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