‘Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway’: Monopoly for millennials triggers outrage


Millennials, generation snowflake, or the ‘no house, no money, just avocado’ young people who brought you hipsters, are now being derided by toy giant Hasbro with its new edition of every capitalist’s favorite board game Monopoly.

Hasbro took the potentially risky tongue-in-cheek cheap shot at the 22-35-year-old demographic via a medium that most of them would probably only enjoy ironically over an overpriced craft beer at their local dive bar.

In Monopoly for Millennials, instead of money (don’t be silly), players collect ‘experience points’ in a parody of the modern workplace that might hit just a little too close to home for recent graduates.

The much-loved car, ship, top hat and thimble player pieces have been replaced with a camera, a pair of sunglasses and the now-ubiquitous hashtag, because property and prosperity is overrated, apparently.

“Money doesn’t always buy a great time,” reads the game’s description. “But experiences, whether they’re good — or weird — last forever.”

“Adulting is hard. You deserve a break from the rat race!” the blurb reads.

As was surely anticipated, Hasbro has received a lot of flak on social media over its latest Monopoly iteration, garnering much-coveted online outrage which almost inevitably saves heaps of cash on marketing spend.

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