I wouldn’t say Monopoly is the epitome of board games, but it is the game that everyone outside of the hobby thinks of when you say board games. Monopoly also has a long history of being “house ruled” (ie money under free parking anyone?).
“The cheating has gone on too long! With nearly one out of every two MONOPOLY players bending – or breaking – the rules, we knew it was time to put an end to the cheating, and what better way to reach our fans than by leveraging the innovative Facebook Messenger technology,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming. “With MONOPOLY CheatBot, we’re empowering fans to ‘report’ their family and friends for corrupt and questionable game play – with customized consequences to hopefully end MONOPOLY feuds for good.”
However, according to a recent study of nearly 2,000 players, it also has a history of cheating. In the study nearly half of all the players confessed to have cheated at the game in order to win, and Mr. Monopoly just can’t have that. So starting January 16th through February 16th, you can hop on Facebook Messenger and directly message the Monopoly CheatBot and he will dole out punishments and settle disputes in real time. So cheaters beware, Mr. Monopoly isn’t going to play nicely with those who cheat. You can head on over to the Monopoly Facebook page for more info and to message the Cheatbot.x