Monopoly Now Rewarding Cheaters

Hasbro has announced a new version of Monopoly coming later this year that will allow players to do what apparently nearly half of them have been doing anyway: cheat.

Monopoly: Cheater’s Edition will encourage players to cheat by having “Cheat” cards in the middle of the board, with cheating goals for players to attempt. If you succeed, you will be rewarded. If you get caught, though, there will be penalties!

These cheat cards will ask players to do everything from taking extra money from the bank to “accidentally” putting a hotel on one of their properties. If caught, they may have to hand over money to another player, or to the bank, or even go to Jail (and put on the plastic handcuff that also comes with the game and is attached to the Jail).

The object of the game is still to be the player with the most money, but now players have other ways to achieve that end.

Cheat cards are not the only changes in this version of the game, though. Some of the spaces on the board are different than they are in standard Monopoly. For example, Pennsylvania Avenue is free. Some other properties have reduced prices.

“‘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,’ Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of Hasbro gaming tells INSIDER.”

Will Monopoly cheaters find the game as fun now that they’re being encouraged to do so?

We’ll find out later this year when Monopoly: Cheaters Edition is released.

For more information, check the Insider post.