Monopoly For Millennials Isn't About Real Estate Because "[They] Can't Afford It Anyway," Says Hasbro

Submitted by: daegog 2 months ago in News & Politics

If you want a decent board game, avoid Hasbro.

An excerpt from CNN: "Adulting" is hard when you're a millennial. Monopoly knows.

So it's come up with a game to give young folks "a break from the rat race," where it's not all about the money.

Hasbro, which manufactures the classic game, released its latest edition of Rich Uncle Pennybags' adventures, Monopoly for Millennials -- and yes, it includes avocados.

The game is jam-packed with millennial stereotypes. Not only is Pennybags standing in front of a vegan restaurant, but he's wearing blue Ray-Bans and earbuds, and carrying a coffee to-go cup.

Of course, game tokens depict emojis, a camera, bike, hashtag and sunglasses.

"Well, avocado toast is our 'fav,' Ray-Bans are 'on fleek,' and cameras because, 'pics or it didn't happen!' The struggle is real for Millennials, so we chose items that we felt were relatable, but would also make fans of all ages LOL," the company told CNN in an email.

The game's $19.82 price tag appears to be a reference the first year of the millennial generation -- though some contend it began in 1981.

Missing the point altogether, third-party retailers are selling the Walmart-exclusive game for a much higher price.
There are 14 comments:
Male 726
It's all about paying student loans whilst living at your parents.
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Female 1,658
I am all for this game! It is true, I cant afford real estate. Read the rules for the game and its different from the original Monopoly. It sounds fun because there is a new way to play (and I love the original).
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Male 4,118
I just recently bought a board game. Batman the animated series Gotham under seige, it was expensive, but I was sold on it when I saw you can play it by yourself. Because people suck.
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828
Talk about missing the point - Monopoly started out as a game meant to expose the rent-seeking behaviour of landlords. You're not supposed to personally identify with owning a hotel in the ritzy part of town and bankrupting your fellow players in the process.
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Male 9,692
I went to my local Gameshop and saw this on the shelf and i won't lie.  I laughed.  I thought it was fake.  Let's be honest, it's funny because it's sort of true!
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Female 1,716
Is there a play-dough and coloring book element to it?
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Male 46,098
littlemissqt   colouring is fun

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Male 937
If you want a decent board game, visit your FLGS (friendly local game store), demo some games, talk to people, and buy the game there instead of on Amazon.  There are games for every type of player.
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7,050
The generation titles I don't really official. They're made up of the news organizations. And there's absolutely no official way of doing it everybody has their own system. Remember when they tried to call them Generation Y.
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Male 121
If you want a decent board game, avoid Hasbro.

I don't get it. Why isn't this a decent board game? It sounds funny.
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