Now, they’re getting rid of the pink, blue and orange bank notes.
What’s next, ditching the board?
Via CBS News.
Monopoly, the beloved board game known for teaching players basic money principles, has a new lesson to teach: Cash is so yesteryear. Toy company Hasbro, which makes the game, recently announced a digital version that does away with the classic paper money and adds a voice assistant to manage all the buying and selling.
Instead of handling the familiar pink, blue and orange bank notes, players can press a button atop a top hat at the center of the board to access a digital “Mr. Monopoly,” a nod to the game mascot traditionally known as “Rich Uncle Pennybags,” to purchase property or pay rent.
“Say a command like, ‘Pay Rent on Marvin Gardens,'” reads a description of the game. “Mr. Monopoly will respond and move the payment to an opponent’s account.”….