This Version of Monopoly Gives Women an Edge

Ruben Fields
September 11, 2019

Well, the banker gives $1,900 to each female player - but only $1,500 to each male, USA Today said, adding that females get $240 every time they pass "go" while males get the standard $200. The front cover declares it "the first game where women make more than men".

World - Monopoly is turning the gender pay gap upside down with a new version of the board game where women earn more than men, its creators - inspired by female trailblazers - said on Tuesday.

CNN noted that the appearance of "Ms. Monopoly" occurred a few weeks after "Monopoly Socialism", yet another tongue-in-cheek version of the game that was criticized for poking fun at socialism.

But that's not it.

Ms Monopoly replaces the game's familiar mustachioed real-estate mogul on the box with his female investor niece, as players compete to collect inventions made by women, including bullet proof vests and wifi, rather than properties.

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But change doesn't mean you can't still make a lot of money by fleecing your family and friends. "Zoom ahead with ride shares, and purchase utilities - such as solar heating - invented by women".

In a video promoting the new game, female entrepreneurs react to the news that they had been sent real, not-Monopoly money by Hasbro to develop their business ventures. "Includes unique tokens that represent Ms. Monopoly's adventurous spirit".

This isn't the first time the iconic game has been given a bit of a twist.

Magie filed a legal claim for the Landlord's Game, but more than 30 years later a man Charles Darrow sold his rendition of her game-which he dubbed Monopoly-to Parker Brothers, a New England board game maker who handed it over to Hasbro in 1991. Hasbro also debuted Monopoly for Millennials in 2018, poking fun at stereotypical millennial trends such as avocado toast and veganism.

The game will be available from mid-September in the U.S. as well as in a range of other countries, including France, Germany, Canada, Australia and Malaysia.

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