At last, the edition we’ve been campaigning for, well saying loudly for some time – Cheaters Monopoly is here. It’s far from a free for all however, tactic must still be used, just in a much more underhanded fashion than before. The new game includes real handcuffs for players stuck in jail, as well as 15 ‘Cheaters Cards’ which positively encourage sneakiness.
Some cards suggest “acquiring” extra dosh from the bank when passing Go, placing secretly a hotel on property places, removing houses from other squares and trying to escape the handcuffs – without anyone else noticing of course.
You’ll be rewarded for successful criminal activity and reprimanded if you’re caught but if you pull off an impressive move you might be up for a cash windfall – Fail, and its off to jail.
Johnathan Berkowitz, SVP Hasbro Gaming says “A recent study conducted by Hasbro revealed that nearly half of game players attempt to cheat during Monopoly games, so in 2018, we decided it was time to give fans what they’ve been craving all along – a Monopoly game that actually encourages cheating,” and continues on to provide a link to the Cheat Bot / cheating shared by the outlet earlier this month. The article then goes on to describe the new cheat cards, ways players can cheat, and provides a “sneak peek” at the game’s new punishments for cheaters who are caught in the act.
“We’ve finally decided to embrace our less-than-honest fans by encouraging them to partake in those iconic (yet sometimes unspoken) Monopoly moments that occur during family game nights,” says Berkowitz. “We’re excited to see what fans can get away with and how they’ll react to the new sneaky twists in the game”.
A full review with the most underhanded board gamers we can muster is coming soon.