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You Can Now Buy The Longest Game Of Monopoly Ever

You Can Now Buy The Longest Game Of Monopoly Ever

We're almost at that special time of year when families gather together to share presents, eat, drink and be merry. But more importantly, it's a time when you can all sit around the table and have a nice, friendly game of Monopoly.

Just kidding, because AS IF that has ever happened in the history of the world, ever. If there is one thing sure to test a family's resilience, it's the moment a dad has been bankrupted by his son after seven hours of playing the iconic board game.

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Well, the brains behind it have gone and made things that little bit tougher and released their longest version yet - with three times as many properties as the OG.

The extended version of the classic is on sale now for $19.99 (£15.54) and it promises to be an absolute grueller.

Credit: Hasbro
Credit: Hasbro

The advert reads: "Think the original Monopoly game takes forever to play? It's got nothing over this edition of the Monopoly game! Longest...Monopoly game...ever.

"Even bankruptcy won't get a player out of this Monopoly game! The game doesn't end until someone owns every single property -- and there are 3 versions of each in this board game.

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"Believe us when we say it's long. It has 66 properties. And there is only one die; no more doubles. So sit back and get ready for a long time to get around the board."

But if this sounds like a step too far, even for you, then fear not. Hasbro has a whole heap of novelty versions of the game which aren't quite as taxing as this one.

Credit: Hasbro
Credit: Hasbro

Earlier this year, the company released Ms. Monopoly - the niece of Mr Monopoly - with female inventors and entrepreneurs, and unlike the original, this updated version allows women to earn more than men - the first game to do so, according to its makers.

For example, when women pass 'Go' they will pick up $240 while men will collect the usual $200 - women also get a higher payout at the start.

In a statement released by Hasbro, the company said: "A fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men.

"But don't worry, if men play their cards right, they can make more money too."

Credit: Hasbro
Credit: Hasbro

But that's not it. Whereas the old game was focused on buying properties and businesses, in Ms. Monopoly, players now buy 'things that wouldn't exist without the innovative women who invented them'.

So, while you can't get your hands on the likes of Oxford Street or Piccadilly, you can now purchase things like WiFi, chocolate chip cookies or Stem Cell Isolation.

You can also get 'Monopoly Socialism' which allows players to pick up a $50 'living wage' rather than the usual $200 as well as 'Monopoly for Millennials' which pokes fun at the stereotypes of avocado and veganism.

Good luck.

Topics: Christmas, uk news, Monopoly, UK Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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