Hasbro is releasing a new Monopoly game celebrating women’s empowerment. Ms. Monopoly marks the first time ever that a new mascot will be spotlighted on the game’s cover. However, in this version, women will make more money than men.
CNN reports that in the new iteration, women will collect 240 Monopoly bucks when they pass “go,” while men will acquire the regular 200. According to Hasbro, the updated Monopoly is the first game where women will be paid more than men.
It's “a fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men,” the company said in a statement. “But don't worry, if men play their cards right, they can make more money too.”
Another new feature is that instead of buying property, players will contribute to inventions by women, like WiFi and chocolate chip cookies. Jail, luxury tax, and chance cards are still included in Ms. Monopoly.
Hasbro announced Ms. Monopoly a few weeks after the company received backlash for Monopoly Socialism, which provoked debate for its playful handling of socialism. In 2018, the toy and board game company also debuted Monopoly for Millennials, which made fun of millennials for trends like avocado toast and veganism.
Ms. Monopoly is available for pre-order on Tuesday.
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