Ah, Monopoly, a favourite pastime of family and friends, and a fun way to kill the time … even if this famous board game has also been the cause of heated disagreements between players thanks to sneaky cheaters!
A recent study by Hasbro revealed that almost half of all game players had attempted at some point to cheat while playing – whether it was stealing extra cash from the banker or sneaking up your token a few spaces while no one was looking. But no one really likes a cheater right?
That may all change with the highly anticipated release of the Monopoly Cheaters Edition, where cheating is not only allowed, it’s compulsory! This means that skipping spaces, stealing extra money and even skipping out on rent when the tenant is unaware is now officially incorporated into the game.
“This is definitely a game changer in the Monopoly space, and the key here is what you can get away with,” said Wu Hsia Mae, brand manager of Hasbro Toy Malaysia at the game’s official launch in Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway, Selangor last week. “It has always been our mission to create a game that is fun to play, fun to watch and fun to share for everyone. With the launch of the Monopoly Cheaters Edition, we’re empowering players to be as sneaky as they want to accomplish the new missions stated on the new cheat cards,” Wu added.
The general goal of the game remains the same, players still move around the board buying as many properties as they can, and the player with the most money at the end of the game wins.
However, now there are a total of 15 cheat cards which will require players to perform tasks such as bank heists, stealing some extra allowance and even moving as many spaces as you can get away with, ignoring the dice altogether.
Get caught, and you will literally be handcuffed in jail as your punishment. Nothing to worry about though, as you can always just escape from prison, because anything goes in this version of the game. The additional set of unlawful rules not only adds another dimension to the game, it challenges players to bring out their inner “cheater” as they attempt to get away with as much as they possibly can.
The Monopoly Cheaters Edition is now available in Malaysia in all major retail stores for RM103.70. The new edition is definitely worthy of its price tag as it is bound to change up game night, and hopefully get rid of all those heated arguments.