Monopoly Board Game Goes Round For 75th Anniversary
February 3, 2010
(ChattahBox) – To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Monopoly, Hasbro has decided to give the game an extreme makeover. Dubbed “Monopoly: Revolution,” the new version is what you would expect in a modern board game design but might give some Monopoly purists the heebie jeebies. The shape of its board has been changed from square to round, and the paper money has been replaced it with an electronic debut card, virtually eliminating the ‘perks’ of being the banker or of having a stronger bladder than your board adversaries. Other changes include the Community Chest and Chance now include sound effects and audioclips from popular songs. And instead of collecting $200 when you pass go, you now collect $2 million. You can still play as a dog or a shoe, but instead of those old metal pieces that were actually shaped like a dog or a shoe, you get a clear plastic piece with an image of a dog or a shoe on it.Hasbro said that the original concept design of Monopoly was round, so it’s not something they randomly came up with as a way to get collectors to buy a new version. The electronic pin card idea saves a lot of hassles, but isn’t it more fund to build up a stack of cash and watch your red faced competitor count out the dough to pay your rent fee? MONOPOLY: Revolution Edition will be available this fall for a suggested retail price of $34.99, according to a company spokesperson.