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.

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3 Responses to “Monopoly Board Game Goes Round For 75th Anniversary”

  1. Eric Bakopoly on February 3rd, 2010 10:01 pm

    I cannot believe that there aregoing to change the classy metal pieces with stupid crusty janky plastic. This is an outrage and I will be writing to your company, my congressman, and the president of the united states. If you go throught with this drastic action I will be forced to switch to the parker brothers for my boardgaming needs.

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  3. Amanda on February 5th, 2010 2:48 am

    I think the idea is o.k…only because if you own one Monopoly version…you own them all…..it’s different and creative the only thing I don’t like is the electronic debit cards…although this will be great for adults I feel it is not “teaching” kids to count out their own money..I loved playing Monopoly as a kid and playing as an adult with my Nephew and stepsons I always thought of it as a kind of educational game because of the math that they don’t even realize they are doing…

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