Monopoly, the popular board game from Hasbro has been played by more than 1 billion people in 114 countries all over the world.
Through the years, the game has enjoyed immense success and is well-loved by millions of people. Many people can think back to their childhoods and recall fun times when the whole family enjoyed playing Monopoly. And who can forget collecting those stacks of yellow, pink and blue notes along the way?
As changes have hit the financial world in reality, the makers behind Monopoly have stepped up to keep up with the times. Gone are the much-loved Monopoly money notes.
Credit cards in Monopoly:
In a bid to stay relevant for the tech-savvy generation, the game has introduced credit cards. As a result, there is a difference in the gameplay that makes it more fast-paced, dynamic and fun.
Using this new system, your success is calculated with your credit score.
The 81-year-old game has dabbled with a cashless economy before, but it didn’t work out quite well.
In early 2016, as headlines read: “Monopoly gets rid of paper money for credit cards in latest edition”, “Monopoly Ultimate Banking” was revealed at Toy Fair 2016 in New York City.
How credit cards in Monopoly work:
The game comes with a credit reader device that scans the player’s credit card so that they can spend their money on desired properties.
Players can also receive money on their cards by transferring amounts between players to pay rent.
The game uses a tiny ATM to keep track of every last financial transaction.
“We looked closely at the ways that people pay today. One way is tapping your credit card at checkout. So we incorporated that idea into this new game,” Hasbro’s Jonathan Berkowitz told Daily News.