One of my favorite childhood games was Monopoly. I’m not too happy about this, but the game maker, Parker Brothers, is phasing out the multi-colored cash version for a ‘new and improved’ debit card version.
Parker Spokesman, Chris Weatherhead said: “The new electronic Monopoly reflects the changing nature of society and the advancement of technology.”
I just hate to see things I loved as a kid get screwed with. I may just have to run out and grab a copy of the cash version while stores still have them.
Found via Engadget
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What is the world coming to? Just because America’s monetary system evolves into something besides “cash only” doesn’t mean that game makers have to create a new version of a game to keep up with that. I find this really dissappointing and I’ll miss the “real” monopoly that I love.
This is truly sad. The truth is, the lack of sales of Monopoly can probably be tied to the lack of education of American children… as in, most of the dumbasses coming out of school can’t freakin add.
Anyway, thanks for posting about this, I hadn’t heard about it but I’m probably going to steal your idea and run out and buy a copy of the “classic” version before they’re gone.
Don’t fear! You can buy the cash separately. You could always get extra Monopoly money but now you may want to stock up. Just find a toy store and, if nothing else, they can special order it for you.
You can down load a PDF File At HAsbro .com and print your own.