Finally, a Game That Rewards You for Cheating
Do you cheat at Monopoly? It's OK if you do.
First of all, everyone does, and second of all, your family and friends should thank you for figuring out how to end the game in less than 17 hours.
Hasbro has finally figured out that everyone cheats! The company tells Business Insider it will launch a new version of the game called the Cheaters Edition. The exciting new game is scheduled to come out in the fall and should cost around $20.
It works the same as your standard game of Monopoly, but it comes with a special deck of "cheat cards." Everyone pulls one before the game, and they have different challenges, including:
1. Steal money from the bank.
2. Remove a hotel from someone else's property.
3. Move another player's token instead of your own on your turn.
4. Give someone less money than you owe them.
The game then rewards cheaters who get away with these actions by giving them extra cash or free property.
But, if the cheaters are caught, they have to hand over money or wind up handcuffed to the board game in jail.
Currently, Monopoly has 1144 versions, but it includes fictional editions (Monopoly Capitol City Edition from the Simpsons), predecessors (The Landlord's Game), and so on. Monopoly was first marketed on a broad scale by Parker Brothers in 1935. A standard edition, with a small black box and separate board, and a larger deluxe edition, with a box large enough to hold the board, were sold in the first year of Parker Brothers' ownership.