Everyone knows that a heated game of Monopoly is nothing without the banker, the player who keeps a close eye on the money and ensures everyone plays by the rules. But, what if cheating is the whole point of the game?
That’s the case in a newest edition of Monopoly, which Hasbro will release this fall.
Like all versions of Monopoly, players will attempt to finish the game with the most amount of money. However, the game will include 15 new cheat cards, which ask players to skip spaces or slip some bills under the table. Other cheats include stealing money from the bank, removing a hotel from a property or taking an extra $100 from someone else’s stash.
That last one shouldn’t be too difficult since for the first time in Monopoly history, there is no designated Banker.
Players who successfully cheat are handsomely rewarded for their deceit, while those caught red-handed are penalised. One of the more severe penalties is going to jail, a remnant of the original game but with a twist — attached to this board is a toy handcuff the offending player must wear in real life. LOL
So if you’re going to cheat, at least be good at it.
FYI, the Monopoly Cheater’s Edition will be available around June 2018 at $19.99 (RM77) each, for ages eight and up.