“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,” Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of Hasbro gaming told Insider.
Now, the makers of the game are rewarding cheaters with Monopoly: Cheaters Edition, a new spin on the classic version that actually mirrors real life a bit more with new additions like identity theft and the ability to secretly short change your fellow players. The new version is the same as the classic board game – you still have to earn as much money as possible by buying, selling, taking rent and hiking rates. There’s just an added emphasis on breaking the rules. This means that players can skip spaces, try to avoid paying rent, and slip a few extra bills from the bank when no one’s looking.
Some cards suggest sneaking extra cash from the bank when passing Go, placing secretly a hotel on properties, removing houses from other squares, and attempting to escape the handcuffs – all without anyone else noticing. Obviously.