Hasbro's latest twist on their iconic friendship-breaking game is 'Monopoly for Millennials', and people aren't happy about it.
The box features a rich Uncle Pennybags (the Monopoly man), who's traded in his monocle for bright blue sunnies. He's taking a selfie while listening to tunes and holding a coffee cup. The background features eco-friendly imagery, and the tagline says "Forget real estate. You can't afford it anyway." Yeah, all that smashed avo obv. *eyeroll*
In the game, instead of buying properties, you rack up life experiences to win. You can rescue animals or go on a yoga retreat for example. Some of the play pieces include a camera, sunglasses, a hashtag and a bike.
The banker doesn't only accept money either - you can pay via mobile transfer Venmo (a company owned by PayPal), and you can even crash on your friend's couch or ride around the city on a rented bike. Going to a vegan bistro or attending a 3-day music fest are among other activities you can do.
We see what they were trying to do, but we don't know whether to laugh or be slightly offended tbh. The people of the internet seem to agree, with people calling it "offensive" and "insulting". Thoughts?