Hasbro Releases 'Monopoly For Millennials' Where Players 'Collect Experiences' Instead Of Money

Hasbro has released Monopoly for Millennials, featuring the tagline 'Forget the real estate. You can't afford it anyway'.

The item, which many assumed was a Photoshop job until it turned up in Walmart, has flown off shelves and is now sold out online, and is appearing on eBay and other resale sites with a hefty mark-up.

In this version of the game, millennials, loosely defined as those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, 'collect experiences' as they go around the board - rather than the traditional property-and-cash we all know and love.

According to the Guardian, players can pick up 'experience points' by landing on squares such as 'three-day music festival', 'farmers' market' or 'vegan bistro'.

But Community Chest cards might have you forking out money after your 'web-streaming trial expires' - there doesn't seem to be an option for mooching off your mate's log-in, so it clearly wasn't designed by a millennial.

On the front of the box we can see Rich Uncle Pennybags, complete with a takeaway coffee cup (I hope that's a reusable one, pal), sunglasses, set of earphones and a 'Participation' medal.

Not everyone hates the new millennial monopoly. Credit: Twitter
Not everyone hates the new millennial monopoly. Credit: Twitter

Online people don't really know what to make of it, with some seeing the funny - and often painfully true - side and others slating Hasbro for being condescending.

One Twitter user wrote: "Since there's now Monopoly: Millennial edition can I make a Monopoly: Boomer Edition? Instead of 'destinations' each space you buy will be ways to fuck over every generation after. The player with the most tortured souls wins."

Another wrote: "Monopoly for Millennials might be one of the worst things I've ever seen you ruined Monopoly."

But not everyone hated it, one user posted: "Monopoly for Millennials is unironically my favourite thing that's happened this year. I hope Hasbro doesn't roll anything back, because they nailed it."

The game has split opinion on social media. Credit: Twitter
The game has split opinion on social media. Credit: Twitter

Following the social media backlash, a spokesperson from Hasbro told CNN: "With many of us being millennials ourselves, we understand the seemingly endless struggles and silly generalisations that young millennials can face (and we can't even!) so we created the game to provide fans with a lighthearted experience that allows millennials to take a break from real life and laugh at the relatable experiences and labels that can sometimes be placed on them."

I reckon we all know what Piers Morgan will be getting in the Good Morning Britain Secret Santa.

Featured Image Credit: Hasbro/Walmart

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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