- Hasbro recently released a version of Monopoly called “Monopoly for Millennials.”
- The game’s tagline is “Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway.”
- The game allows players to collect experiences instead of buying property.
- People on Twitter had some mixed feelings about the game.
Over the last few years, millennials – people born between the years 1982 and 2004 – have been the butt of many jokes- and now it seems they were the inspiration for a new board game. Hasbro has just released a “Monopoly for Millennials” game and people aren’t quite sure how to feel about it.
The game, which is currently sold out on Walmart’s website, retails for $US19.82.
It features Rich Uncle Pennybags (a version of the classic Monopoly man) prominently on the cover. He is holding a coffee cup and wearing a medal labelled “participation,” mocking how millennials are sometimes referred to as the “Participation Award” generation.
“Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway,” the game’s tagline reads.
According to the description of the game on the Walmart website, this version of Monopoly was made because “adulting is hard.”
Instead of earning money as players do in the traditional Monopoly, players in this game collect experiences as they travel around the board.
The board features spaces like “three-day music festival,” “parent’s basement,” and “farmer’s market” and includes game pieces shaped like a hashtag and an emoji.
Many have turned to Twitter to express their feelings about the new game
Twitter is lighting up with people reacting to the game and some of them feel it’s a bit unfair that a generation is being “trashed” by a board game.
Wait, I thought that Monopoly for Millennials thing was a bad Photoshop. Now I find out it's real? What the hell? Who is this even for?
— Rose 'Free Chelsea Manning' Portaller (@RosePortaller) November 14, 2018
@Hasbro Can you provide the URL for the Hasbro-official website featuring "Monopoly for Millennials," where you trash on my age demographic because baby boomers caused an economic catastrophe that rendered us financially impotent for a decade? Thanks! pic.twitter.com/wmm0WQwnld
— Steven Briggs (@TrnDaBeatAround) November 11, 2018
Monopoly for Millennials might be one of the worst things ive ever seen you ruined monopoly
— Elvis Demars (@CANADIENSFAN90) November 12, 2018
Some users felt Hasbro shouldn’t have made the game.
@Hasbro literally nobody asked you for monopoly for millennials
— rae☀️ (@ravencarmen_) November 14, 2018
I think it’s extremely corny hasbro created the monopoly verison for millennials. The reality is ridiculously sad.
— htuocles (@htuocles) November 12, 2018
Some users proposed other generation-based versions of the game.
Next, Monopoly for Baby Boomers: where you buy property for below value price, only people of color go to jail, and when you pass “Go” you get to complain about Millennials!!! pic.twitter.com/Nb8vSl79AW
— Jon (@jknit135) November 12, 2018
Where's Monopoly for Boomers?
— TJS (@TheJediSonic) November 8, 2018
And many users felt the game was pretty hilarious.
The fact that millennials are getting so upset about #MonopolyforMillennials is hilarious. If we can't laugh at ourselves, what can we laugh at???
— B (@loveandlagers) November 14, 2018
— Tyler Mason???????? (@TylerMason) November 8, 2018
— Kevin Glynn (@kevpga63) November 14, 2018
Monopoly For Millennials is unironically my favorite thing that's happened this year. I hope Hasbro doesn't roll anything back, because they nailed it.
— Jason Livingston (@IamWerthy) November 14, 2018
In an official statement, a representative from Hasbro told INSIDER that the game is meant to be lighthearted and relatable, stating: “We created Monopoly for Millennials to provide fans with a lighthearted game 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.”
This isn’t the first time Hasbro has released spins on classic board games
Earlier this year, Hasbro released a series of parody board games at Target. One of the titles includes “The Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis” where, like in “Monopoly for Millennials,” players pay off a “soul-crushing debt.”
In the game, players are also exposed to situations like “dropping your phone in the toilet or calling in sick to binge-watch TV.”
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