A Monopoly game special cheats, in the air of time

News 2 February, 2018
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    WASHINGTON | A new version of the legendary game Monopoly is the best of the cheaters, which, however, can expect to be punished if they are caught, as in real life, according to its manufacturer Hasbro.

    The principle of the game, unchanging since its inception in 1935, has become the most rich as possible, by buying properties to build hotels, and collect rents.

    A recent study “revealed that almost half of the players were trying to cheat during a game of Monopoly, so in 2018, Hasbro decided that it was time to give the fans what they been waiting for so long,” said the manufacturer in a press release.

    The “Monopoly cheats” adds 15 cards depicting the scams, the most common being attempted by the players: skip a check, change a hotel room or steal some tickets… If the deception is not revealed before the end of a tour, the “cheater” wins a hotel and / or money. But if it is taken hand in the bag, it goes directly in jail where the wait plastic handcuffs attached to the tray.

    Another new feature, there are more designated banker. Each player is responsible for the money when it comes his turn, “which makes” cheating, according to Hasbro.

    The game, which will be available in the fall of 2018, has nevertheless already has its detractors. “The Monopoly is a game horrible, then one of the +cheats+ will be a horror special,” said Friday, AFP Edward Castronova, professor at Indiana University, a specialist in media and games.

    “Most of the parties bring together an experienced player that lead to players inexperienced in the game, and who will lose “,-he said.

    More broadly, the game according to him ” is a simulation completely false of real-world economies. If his model was correct, there would be more than one company in the world, instead of billions “.

    Invented by an unemployed person ruined after the crisis of 1929 and today distributed in 114 countries, the Monopoly has sold more than 275 million copies around the world.