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Monopoly Cheaters Edition Says Go Ahead, You Know You Want To

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Monopoly Cheaters Edition is expected to be in stores this fall. (Hasbro)

By    |   Thursday, 01 February 2018 06:36 PM

Toy giant Hasbro plans to release Monopoly Cheaters Edition this fall in recognition of the tendency of players to cheat at the game.

Cheaters Edition offers players the opportunity to engage in sneaky behavior like stealing from the bank and skipping rent, rewarding them with bonuses if they can get away with the moves, USA Today reported.

Players are encouraged to cheat in specific ways with 15 cheat cards, including skipping spaces and taking others’ hotels away without them noticing, USA Today reported. Players who go to jail are made to wear a plastic handcuff.

In order to allow for maximum mischief, each player is the banker on their own turn. In addition, USA Today reported, some properties are set at different prices, including Pennsylvania Avenue, which is free to the first person who lands on it, and Atlantic Avenue, which only costs half its original amount.

Monopoly was first introduced as a game in 1935 and now has more than 1,000 different versions of the game, according to unofficial counts. Many themed versions have been released in recent years, such as Star Wars Monopoly, but the original game is based on actual street names in and around Atlantic City, New Jersey.

A study conducted by Hasbro indicated that almost half of Monopoly players try to cheat during games, Insider reported. “We’re excited to see what fans can get away with and how they’ll react to the new sneaky twists in the game,” senior vice president of Hasbro gaming Jonathan Berkowitz told Insider.

Some Twitter users were very interested in the Cheaters Edition of the game, although some said they would just stick to cheating with the regular version, but more than a few saw it as a sign of the times.

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