Monopoly “Cheaters” Edition Coming This Fall From Hasbro

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Ah yes, good old Monopoly the game that will either make or break friendships. I’ve had some nasty fights break out over a Monopoly board in my day.

Have you ever tried to slide a few extra dollars your way, maybe you were the banker? maybe you tried to get more rent then you were due, admit we have all tried to cheat at Monopoly once right? well if you have there is a new version just for you!

This year, Hasbro is releasing a special cheaters edition of the game.

 

Players will see a stack of 15 cheat cards on the board along with usual Community Chest and Chance cards. The cards challenge players to do whatever underhanded Monopoly villainry the game asks of them. There’s a reward if you pull of the chicanery with no one noticing and a punishment if you get caught. Here’s some of the Monopoly cheating challenges players will face.

Stealing money from the bank
Placing a hotel on one of your pieces of property
Removing a hotel from someone else’s property
Taking an extra $100 in Monopoly money from the bank when you pass go.
Moving another player’s token instead of your own on your turn.
Giving someone less money than you owe them.
Collecting rent for someone else’s property

 

So, how in the world did all this craziness of the “cheaters” edition come about you might be asking yourself, Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of Hasbro, tells Buisness Insider

“A recent study conducted by Hasbro revealed that 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,”

 

This edition, players to get away with cheating as many times as they can during game play – sounds reasonable.

It means players can skip extra spaces after rolling the dice to avoid squares they don’t want to land on, they can actively try to avoid paying rent, and slip a few extra bills from the bank when no one’s looking. And there is also no banker for the first time ever.

“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 of “cheats” such as a the Bank Heist.” Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of Hasbro

 

The Monopoly Cheater’s Edition will be available in the fall for $19.99 for ages eight and up.

 

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