There’s a brand new version of Monopoly – but people aren’t happy about it

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  • Board games are a great way to get the family together, but it can often end in disagreements - and Twitter users are definitely angry about the latest version of the game.

    We’ve seen spin-off Monopoly board games like The Simpsons, Fallout and even Roald Dahl, but now we have one where women make more money than men.

    Ms Monopoly sees women players collecting 240 bucks when they pass ‘Go’, whereas men players have to collect the usual 200 bucks.

    This also marks the first time a female mascot appears on the cover, with the classic mascot appearing in the background.

    According to Hasbro, it’s ‘a fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men’.


    Credit: Hasbro

    Speaking about the obvious advantage, they added: ‘But don’t worry, if men play their cards right, they can make more money too.’

    There’s another big difference to Ms Monopoly, which sets it apart from the classic version. Instead of buying property, players invest in inventions that were created by women.

    Examples of these inventions include Wi-Fi and chocolate chip cookies.

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    But classic features such as jail, taxes and chance cards are still included in the Ms Monopoly version, so there are still elements of the original game.

    The new game has faced backlash on Twitter, with many sharing their annoyance at the concept of the Ms Monopoly game.

    One user wrote: ‘Great. Let’s build a mentality that women aren’t equal to men and need a leg up to compete with them. This isn’t patronizing at all.’

    Another added: ‘Let’s fight for equality by making things not equal.’

    ‘I find this totally patronising- I don’t need to be handed money just because I’m female thanks, I’ll earn it fair and square- just treat me equally and I’ll do the rest’, another added, responding to a question from Good Morning Britain.

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