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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Monopoly Goes Plastic

Yes, it's true. A new version of the classic board game features a debit card instead of paper money. And say goodbye to the dog and iron playing pieces; they've been replaced with a burger and a mobile phone.

From the article on yahoo:

A spokeswoman said Monday the changes have been rolled out in a new British version of the game, which also includes an increase in property prices and a change in the London addresses printed around the board.

The new version of the game, called "Monopoly Here and Now Electronic Banking", comes with a little machine that transfers money from one player's bank card to another.

A US debit card game is scheduled for release in 2007. Anyone ever bought a house with a debit card? Yeah. That's what I thought.


At 7:47 PM, Blogger Ashleigh said...

Too funny -- buying houses, and hotels I'm assuming, with a debit card!

At 5:27 AM, Anonymous Mark Wilson said...

I was in Hamleys in London last week. They have SO MANY versions of Monopoly. An Olympics version, all kinds of versions. Amazing.


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