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Hasbro launches new electronic cashless edition of Monopoly

‘Talk to Mr Monopoly and he responds,’ game manufacturer states

Sabrina Barr
Tuesday 25 June 2019 14:32 BST
Monopoly Voice Banking Electronic Family Board Game
Monopoly Voice Banking Electronic Family Board Game

Hasbro, the company which owns Monopoly, has launched a new edition of the classic board game which is electronic, cashless and features voice recognition technology.

Gone are the days when you would barter with your siblings with blue, pink, green and orange bank notes, keeping a close eye on whoever is the designated banker to check that they don't slip a couple £100 notes up their sleeve.

In the latest version of the popular property game, an electronic Mr Monopoly acts as the banker, managing all finances and transactions which take place with his top hat.

This means that those with a proclivity for cheating will have to be especially cunning if they want to attempt to outsmart the banker.

The game also allows you to communicate with the banker, by pressing a button and voicing a command, such as if you want to buy a property or pay your rent.

Monopoly Voice Banking Electronic Family Board Game

Hasbro explains that the Monopoly Voice Banking game comes with an interactive banking unit and features lights and sounds.

“The iconic Monopoly top hat is voice-activated and the personality of Mr Monopoly really shines as he handles all of the transactions,” the game description reads.

“He keeps tabs on players’ money and properties so there’s no cash or cards to think about.”

The Monopoly Voice Banking game is currently only available in the US for $29.92 (£23.45).

The game will be available to purchase in the UK for £29.99 from August.

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Hasbro has jumped on the bandwagon of the cashless trend, following in the footsteps of multiple companies and businesses.

Earlier this year it was revealed that a coffee shop in Dublin had gone cashless, believed to be the first in Ireland to do so.

Meanwhile, in September last year it was reported that a traditional pub in Britain had stopped accepting cash payments from customers.

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