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New Monopoly Cheaters Edition Game Celebrates Cheating

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Monopoly Cheaters Edition

Monopoly is releasing a new game version where cheating is encouraged!

In this new version of Monopoly, stealing money from the bank isn’t just allowed — it’s encouraged. Yes, all the cheaters around the world must be happy today and getting in lines to get this new version of the classic board game.

Atlantic City-inspired game, Monopoly: Cheaters Edition, is set to release this fall and comes with cheaters’ cards that direct players to jump spaces and evade paying rent. But there’s a mixed message here: get caught and you will have to pay. It even comes with plastic handcuffs which are chained to the board.

Monopoly Cheaters Edition

Here’s how the Cheaters Edition of Monopoly will look. It comes with a handcuff!
  • Hasbro is releasing a special “Cheater’s Edition” of Monopoly this fall.
  • The change on the classic game will encourage fans to cheat during gameplay.
  • The Cheater’s Edition will come with 15 cheat cards which ask players to carry out tasks throughout the game.
  • These can range from taking money from the bank to moving someone else’s token on your turn.
  • If successful, players will get rewards like extra cash or free properties to help them get further in the game.
  • If they’re caught, players may have to hand over money or wind up handcuffed to the board game in jail.

In this cheaters’ version of the game, there is no banker. Alternatively, each player gets control of the money when it’s their turn and that makes cheating easy altogether.

The main aspect of this type of Monopoly is still to buy up properties, collect rent and be left with the most money at the end of the game. But this time, for each “cheat” a player pulls off without getting caught — like skipping a space without anyone noticing — they get a reward, like $200 from the bank, or a hotel in gift or appreciation.

Penalties for getting caught include being chained to the board when “sent to jail.” Players have to pay to come out of the jail or simply wait until someone else is jailed in order to break free, I think this is one fun game to play and a whole new take on Monopoly.

Monopoly Cheaters Edition

Monopoly has been fixated on cheating and cheaters since forever, a Hasbro study found “nearly half” of players try to cheat when playing Monopoly. Hasbro also introduced earlier this month a Monopoly CheatBot, encouraging players to rat on their cheating players by reporting them to Mr. Monopoly on Facebook, who comes out with a punishment then.

Some of the cheats include in the new game:

  • 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

Monopoly, introduced by Parker Brothers in 1935, and have the roots in the “Landlord’s Game” which was created by writer, inventor, and feminist Lizzie Magie to show the ills of business monopolies and trading in general.


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