First, they axed the iron.

Now, the new game goes cashless.

Can we still yell “RENT!” when someone lands on a property?

Or, will the new rules require texting the other player?

Via Gizmodo:

Is there anything worse in a game of Monopoly than thinking you’ve bankrupted another player only to discover they have a secret stash of cash hidden away? That’s no longer an option with the new Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition that uses a tiny ATM to keep track of every last financial transaction.

…the compact banking unit in the Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition is able to quickly scan not only each player’s credit card, but all of the individual property and chance cards in the game which now include special bar codes on them.

If a player wants to buy a property they’ve landed on, they just need to scan their credit card, and then the property card, and the price will be automatically deducted from their available funds. It works the same way if another player lands on a property with a house or hotel on it. By scanning both credit cards and the property card, funds can be quickly transferred between players to pay the rent….

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  1. dennisl59 says:

    Surprised someone hasn’t done a knockoff version of Monopoly based on Bernie Sanders, Social Justice Warriors, Black Lives Matter, ISIS, Hollyweird and Occupy Wallstreet.

    First square to change?…No Jail. It’s now called ‘Safespace’.

    posted 2/17 913am Texas[Top Hat]Time

  2. Kitten says:

    Soon they’ll be adding public housing and EBT cards. #EpicFail

  3. n9zf says:

    Half the fun is yelling at the cheating banker!

  4. PopArt says:

    This “Cash-less” version of Monopoly has actually been around for more than five years and I played it several times. It does make game set up and organization easier though it lacks the charm of handing out the cheesy, pastel colored bills.

  5. Alain41 says:

    On a semi-related note; Larry Summers just published a WaPo op-ed where he advocated doing away with the $100 bill and the comparable Euro note, because that’s the common denominations used by terrorists. So eliminating them will hinder terrorism, et voila, It’s for our ‘security/safety’, we deserve it. Well, Wrong & Heck No. Seth Lipsky has a decent NY Post column dissecting this proposed garbage concerning politicians wanting all transactions to be electronic traceable so they can collect taxes. I think he missed a point however. If you have a negative interest rate, then people will increase taking their money out of banks (your coffee can doesn’t take money out of your account), and a run could develop if too many do so. But if there’s no large denominations, people will leave some money in bank. Therefore seems to me, Summers is trying to help Yellen go to negative interest rate, destruction of, a penny saved is a penny earned. Evil. Rand was/is right. Audit the Fed.

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