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New Monopoly Game Lets Women Earn More Than Men

New Monopoly Game Lets Women Earn More Than Men

Hasbro's latest edition of Monopoly has been given a bit of an upgrade.

Ms. Monopoly - the niece of Mr Monopoly - celebrates 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.

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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."

The game allows women to earn more. Credit: Hasbro
The game allows women to earn more. 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'.

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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.

But change doesn't mean you can't still make a lot of money by fleecing your family and friends.

According to the rules: "Players can build business headquarters to collect even more rent. Zoom ahead with ride shares, and purchase utilities - such as solar heating - invented by women."

Credit: Hasbro
Credit: Hasbro

The game's advert also says: "This is the first game where women make more than men, but who you are is up to you. Includes unique tokens that represent Ms. Monopoly's adventurous spirit."

This isn't the first time the iconic game has been given a bit of a twist. Earlier this year, Hasbro released parody game 'Monopoly Socialism' which allowed players to pick up a $50 'living wage' rather than the usual $200.

While last year the firm brought out 'Monopoly for Millennials' which poked fun at the stereotypes of avocado and veganism.

Ms. Monopoly is available for pre-order in the US from today, priced at $27.83.

Featured Image Credit: Hasbro

Topics: Funny, Interesting, US News, Monopoly, Games

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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