I’ve been playing ‘Monopoly’ forever, and in all of that time, I have never met a soul that was offended by the game. Sure, the game could go on and on, but offended? Nah…
So just why does Hasbro feel the need to give the game a socially conscious makeover now?
Hasbro has announced this week that it will change all 16 of ‘Monopoly’s’ “community chest” cards to remove “outdated” concepts.
Hmm… I just played this with one of my daughters the other day, still wasn’t offended.
Apparently, the references to holiday funds and beauty contests are out of line in this new day and age.
I never felt like someone was actually judging my beauty when someone drew the beauty contest winner card, I was just happy to add some money to my stash.
Hasbro says that the new community chest cards will be focused on topics that embrace “community”.
The world has changed a lot since Monopoly became a household name more than 85 years ago, and clearly today community is more important than ever. We felt like 2021 was the perfect time to give fans the opportunity to show the world what community means to them through voting on new Community Chest Cards.Said Eric Nyman, Hasbro’s chief consumer officer
They have asked the public to vote on ideas to use as replacements. Things like rewards for shopping local, or rescuing a puppy. Then other cards will be penalties, such as a fee for having your music too loud or not recycling.
The new version of ‘Monopoly’ will be released this coming fall. There is no word if the classic version will still be sold, so if you like it old school you better get yours soon.
What do you think? Are the changes needed or were you ok with how it’s always been?
Man, I liked winning those beauty contests!