That being said, at least for now, we can not blame millennials for killing board games, and in particular Monopoly. That honor goes directly to the creators and producers of the iconic game, Hasbro.
While alternate editions of the classic game like Super Mario Bros., Avengers, Friends, and the Cheaters Edition, have been around for years, many very successful and fun, their latest offshoot, Monopoly For Millennials is a definite misfire.
Here’s the game’s description on Amazon…
• MONOPOLY FOR MILLENNIALS GAME: Adulting is hard; take a break from the rat race with this edition of the Monopoly game.
• PARTY BOARD GAME: This Monopoly game is a great choice for Millennials who need a break from the life of adulting; great for parties and get-togethers.
• CHOOSE COOL PLACES AND DESTINATIONS: Collect Experience points by visiting the hottest Destinations — from your Friend’s Couch, to the Vegan Bistro, to a Week-Long Meditation Retreat.
• IT’S ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: In this version of the Monopoly game, the player who collects the most Experience — not the most money — wins the game.
Umm, yeah… some Hasbro executive is sitting in his office right now going…
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Because that is the only logical explanation I can come up with for why anyone there thought this Monopoly For Millennials board game was a good idea.
After reading all of that do I really need to tell you that reactions to the game have not been very good?