Hasbro Releases A Controversial Millennial Edition Of Monopoly

Hasbro has released Monopoly For Millennials.  The game cover, accompanied with the tagline “Adulting is hard. You deserve a break from the rat race,” features a “cool” Mr. Monopoly taking a selfie, wearing a “participation award” pinned to his chest, and drinking a latte.  A camera, a pair of sunglasses, and a hashtag are included among the game pieces, and there are no properties for the players to buy – instead, players collect “experiences;” for example, this edition replaces the original game’s Park Place with a “3-Day Music Festival,” while other experiences include a vegan bistro, bike share, and a yoga studio.  There’s also no rent to pay and no real estate to buy because, as it says on the front of the box, “Forget real estate.  You can’t afford to buy it anyway.”  The game also recommends you “play it in your parent’s basement.”  The game is being sold for $19.82.  Reaction from angry Millennials, as well as those who just thought the game was just in bad taste, flooded Twitter and other social media platforms, calling out Hasbro for the “offensive” and “condescending” board game.

Photo Credits: Hasbro – Monopoly

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox