New Monopoly Game Is Offending Some Millennials
I loved playing Monopoly as a kid and I still enjoy it as an adult. A couple nights a year, during the winter, Chris, Ian, and I will order a pizza and have a Monopoly night. It involves drinking and scheming against each other. It's good fun family time together.
There are hundreds of different Monopoly games out there with different themes. But now Hasbro has just released a new version of Monopoly called Monopoly for Millennials.
The outside of the box says, "Forget real estate. You can't afford it anyway". According to Boing Boing, you don't purchase real estate as you do in the regular Monopoly game. Instead, in Monopoly for Millennials, you rack up the most experiences to win the game.
According to Boing Boing, as you move around the board, you will visit cool places like restaurants and shops, and you interact with the other players via the Community Chest cards and the Chance cards.
Instead of paying rent, you might find yourself enjoying a three-day music festival, spending time in a yoga studio, or spending time on a friend's couch. Instead of rolling the dice to see who goes first, the person with the most student debt in real life goes first.
Even the tokens are geared towards millennials. You can play the game as a hashtag, a smiley face, or even a bicycle.
Some Millennials are not happy with the game and they are taking to Twitter to bitch about it. Some are saying they receive enough crap as it is, and some pointing out that they are a millennial and they pay rent.
The game is not available everywhere. In fact, both Amazon and Walmart sold out. I'm sure they will both be stocking up soon, just in time for Christmas.
Click here to see the game.
[via Boing Boing]