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A Monopoly board game for cheaters launching this year

January 31, 2018

Monopoly’s creator, Hasbro, is releasing a “cheaters edition” of the famous board game so your sticky-fingers family member can rejoin game night.

In this version of the classic game, cheating is part of the rules and there are both heavy consequences and rewards tied to each dishonest act.

The idea, Hasbro’s Senior Vice President Jonathan Berkowitz said, came from a recent poll that revealed about half of all Monopoly players have attempted to cheat while playing.

“So in 2018, we decided it was time to give fans what they’ve been craving all along,” Berkowitz told Insider, “a Monopoly game that actually encourages cheating.”

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In the “cheaters edition” of Monopoly, 15 new cheat cards with various devious tasks will be added into the mix.

(Hasbro)

Added into the mix are 15 new “cheat” cards. Out of those — which include tasks like shortchanging someone on rent, breaking out of jail and moving another player’s token — up to five can be in play at a time.

The game even comes with a set of handcuffs to make going to jail much more realistic, too.

“We’ve finally decided to embrace our less-than-honest fans by encouraging them to partake in those iconic Monopoly moments that occur during family game nights,” Berkowitz said. “We’re excited to see what fans can get away with and how they’ll react to the new sneaky twists in the game.”

Monopoly Cheaters Edition is slated to hit retail shelves this fall and will sell for $19.99.

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