A Special Edition Of Monopoly Has Been Released For Millennials

LOL November 30, 2018 By Hugo

The board game company Hasbro has released a special edition of Monopoly for Millennials, with the accompanying tagline reading, 'Forget the real estate. You can't afford it anyway'.

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Unlike regular Monopoly, this version appears to have taken a satirical swipe against the plight of millennials by offering players a chance to  'collect experiences' instead of property.

To gain these 'experience points' players can land on squares including a 'three-day music festival', a 'farmers' market' or my personal favorite, a 'vegan bistro'. 

The cover sees Rich Uncle Pennybags holding a takeaway coffee cup, and donning what appears to be a go-to millennial outfit of New Rave sunglasses, a set of cheap earphones and a 'Participation' medal, a likely reference to the easily offended, snowflake culture many millennials have been criticised for.

However, while some have seen the funny side, many others on social media haven't taken too kindly to having their generation mocked for being unable to afford so much as a roof over their head.

One Tweeter attacked the Baby Boomers, some of whom were probably responsible for designing the game: "Since there's now Monopoly: Millennial edition can I make a Monopoly: Boomer Edition? Instead of 'destinations' each space you buy will be ways to fuck over every generation after. The player with the most tortured souls wins."

Another was equally as damming in their assessment. "Monopoly for Millennials might be one of the worst things I've ever seen you ruined Monopoly."

Still, others found the special, and in many ways comic edition of the famous board game highly amusing. "Monopoly for Millennials is unironically my favourite thing that's happened this year. I hope Hasbro doesn't roll anything back, because they nailed it."

Due to the media storm the harmless board game caused, a spokesperson from Hasbro went on CNN to say, 

"With many of us being millennials ourselves, we understand the seemingly endless struggles and silly generalisations that young millennials can face (and we can't even!) so we created the game to provide fans with a lighthearted experience that allows millennials to take a break from real life and laugh at the relatable experiences and labels that can sometimes be placed on them."

Snowflake or no snowflake, you can find me ordering a chilli avocado salad in my local vegan bistro any day of the week.

Just don't expect me to save any of the spare change. I have overpriced clothes to buy. 


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