Sore Losers At Monopoly Could Win £20 For Telling Their Stories
Hasbro, the company that owns Monopoly, has started a compensation fund offering £20, as well as a special edition copy of the board game, to any victims - and perpetrators - who have witnessed the raging fires that burn within those who lose.
This comes after they polled 2,000 people and found that a staggering nine out of 10 Brits have experience the wrath of a sore loser within their own family.
Well, help is at hand.
If this is a familiar situation to you, all you have to do is text your tale to the Monopoly for Sore Losers Small Claims Fund, and you could receive £20, and a new version of the game.
Text SORE LOSER 80800 to enter your claim, you'll be sent a set of instructions, and if chosen you'll get that small claim paid out.
In order to be successful, they're looking to hear about some of the typical traits of a Monopoly monster. Those include false accusations of cheating, a full scale tantrum, unsporting behaviour - bickering and stomping off - outright cheating and breaking the rules, and - of course - damaging the game.
We've all seen someone simply chuck the board over and stomp off in a huff, haven't we?
Ah, precious Christmas memories.
More Like ThisMore Like This
The research - performed before launching this initiative - showed that 14 percent of folks admit to chucking the board, whereas 51 percent admitted that they themselves are a poor loser.
Twenty-eight percent said they've rage-quit halfway through because they're losing, and more men than women - 27 percent vs 23 percent - admitted that they turn into a rotter when they're not winning.
Louisa Parast, Marketing Director at Hasbro UK & Ireland, said: "We all know a sore loser and we love to celebrate iconic heroes from sports stars to reality TV stars...
"We've all got a favourite moment, and they know who they are."
"As a Monopoly expert I know there can be times when winning the game overpowers playing the game nicely and this notion can often stop families from getting Monopoly out of the cupboard.
"The Sore Losers Small Claims Fund, we hope, will go some way in wiping the slate clean for any previous damages whilst the new game should ensure that future fallouts can be avoided! It's a win-win!"
As for the game that you could receive, it's a new version of the game that actually rewards losing. In this instance you'll want to land on useless spaces, pay taxes, and even end up in jail.
You collect 'Sore Loser' coins, and once you get four you can 'stomp' around the board collecting cash, instead of doling it out.
If you want to make a claim, the Sore Losers Small Claims Court closes on 11 December.
Featured Image Credit: PA
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read