The special edition will be available in the fall (Pic: Hasbro)
The special edition will be available in the fall (Pic: Hasbro)

Monopoly releases special edition of board game for cheaters

New rules will allow people 'to partake in those iconic (yet sometimes unspoken) Monopoly moments that occur during family game nights'

Chelsea Ritschel
in New York
Wednesday 31 January 2018 17:37
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If you always have to fight the urge to cheat during a game of Monopoly, we have some good news.

Realising that players of the beloved board game are prone to breaking the rules to get ahead, Hasbro has created a special edition of the game - where players are actually encouraged to cheat.

“Monopoly: Cheater's Edition,” is the version for players who slip a couple hundreds from the bank when the other players aren’t looking.

Featuring 15 new “cheat cards,” the cheater's edition means not paying rent or moving your piece ahead when it’s not your turn are all acceptable moves - as long as you don’t get caught.

But if you do get caught stealing from the bank, the rules of the new game mean the consequences are pretty lenient - pay a few fines or spend some time in jail.

However, if no one manages to catch the illicit behaviour, the cheaters are rewarded for their stealth - with property or cash.

And while the object of the game is still to end up with the most money at the end, the new edition will make it significantly harder - as the game encourages cheating as many times as possible during the course of the game.

(Hasbro) The special edition for cheaters

According to Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of Hasbro gaming, who spoke to Business Insider, the cheater's edition was created because the company has “finally decided to embrace our less-than-honest fans by encouraging them to partake in those iconic (yet sometimes unspoken) Monopoly moments that occur during family game nights.”

(Hasbro) Stealing will be encouraged

The special edition will be available in the Autumn.

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