Monopoly – ‘Cheaters Edition’ – Where You Get Rewarded For Bad Behavior

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If you grew up playing Monopoly or you play it with friends and family now, it is highly likely that you have encountered a cheater.

The classic and beloved board game has been a mainstay of family game nights around the globe for 82 years and counting. With the addition of this new, fun version, it will probably be around for much longer.

I have always had trouble even finishing a game because playing by the original rules just takes so long. This cheater version sounds fun and fresh.

Who doesn’t love being a little naughty every now and then?

According to some tweets, the idea is intriguing to say the least.

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Twitter user Doug Danger said board games without the inclusion of cheating were flung from the table in his family growing up. Apparently, he’s anticipating more of the same with this special edition.

Another user, Jamari Tan tweeted his amusement upon hearing the news with a hearty “HAHAHAHA.”

Another user’s tweet declared the cheater’s version to be right up their alley.

Somebody that loves to manipulate the dice, skip spaces or avoid paying out when they are supposed to, will love the new version of the beloved game that Hasbro is set to release.

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The toy company will be putting forth a special cheater’s version of the popular game. Hasbro’s senior vice president, Jonathan Berkowitz said that the company decided to create this special edition of the game after a study determined that more than half of the players admitted to cheating when playing Monopoly.

He also added that deciding to embrace the cheaters by allowing their hearts’ desire to win by eschewing the rules will be exciting to see.

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Monopoly was first introduced to the world in 1935. The game is based on an idea taken from The Landlord’s Game, which is a game created by Elizabeth Magie in 1903. She wanted to illustrate through the playing of her game that an economy that honors the creation of wealth is favored over one in which monopolies are allowed to flourish to the detriment of others. She wanted to extol the theories of economics by Henry George. Particularly his taxation ideas. First put out by Parker Brothers in 1935. The game is named for the economic concept which is described as the domination of markets by a single person or company. It is owned and put out by American toy company Hasbro.

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Hasbro has been a leader in the game and toy business for many years. There probably isn’t a home in America without at least one Hasbro product in it. Get ready to add one more.

You might be wondering what the rules are concerning a game for the express purpose of cheating.

The player holding the biggest amount of money at the end is the winner, so that part is still the same. The point up until the end will be to try and cheat as much as possible without getting caught.

This will include avoiding landing on undesirable squares by skipping spaces. You’ll be able to get out and of paying rent on properties, and maybe even take extra money from the bank.

The game will have the same types of cards in the community chest as usual, with the addition of 15 cards that have cheats on them.

Some of the cheats are pretty fun. Stealing from the bank. Putting hotels on your properties, and taking them from someone else’s. When you pass go, DO collect $100. Not moving your own piece, but someone else’s when it is your turn to play, taking rent from another’s property for yourself and cheating other players out of money owed.

The cheating is encouraged, so there are rewards for pulling one off. Getting caught will earn a punishment, though. Lists of the punishments and rewards will be listed on the backs of cheat cards.

Another change for this version of the game will be that there is no assigned banker. On each person’s turn, they are the banker, and it goes to the next player on their turn, and so on and so forth.

There are places on the board that contain designated prices, while others are hacked by the cheaters.

If you land on a space that is marked free, lucky you! You don’t have to pay.

This game is perfect for people who love to cheat or those who suck at the original.

The added drama of being on the lookout to catch a cheat happening, all while trying to be super sneaky yourself has the potential to make this game so much more fun, or cause many more family fights. Or both!

This fall, you’ll be able to pick up your new favorite game for just $19.99, and your family and friends over eight years old can compete in a good old, not so clean game of Monopoly.

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Written by Amanda Johnson

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