If you love Monopoly, but hate all those dirty, rotten cheaters that dare to call themselves your ‘friends’ or ‘family’, then you’re going to love their new game.
They’ve brought out a voice controlled banker version of the game, which pretty much eliminates the cheaters.
In Monopoly Voice Banking, there’s a little electronic black top hat in the middle of the board. It’s kind of like an Amazon Alexa, because you can ask it questions, and it will manage your money, handle real estate transactions, pay rent, draw Chance cards and more.
The one bad point is that this game doesn’t include physical notes. It’s all digital, baby. But I have to say, I will miss those colourful notes of paper.
The product description reads: “The Monopoly voice banking game features lights and sounds, and comes with an interactive Mr. Monopoly banking unit.
“The iconic Monopoly top hat is voice-activated and the personality of Mr. Monopoly really shines as he handles all of the transactions. He keeps tabs on players’ money and properties so there’s no cash or cards to think about. Talk to Mr. Monopoly and he responds.
“For instance, press your TOKEN’s button and say, ‘Buy St. James place.’ Mr. Monopoly will track The transaction, keeping the game moving.
“With the Monopoly voice game, players travel around the board aiming to be the person with the most money and highest property value to win!”
Suitable for players over eight, you can pre-order the game from Walmart for around $30.
It’s also available via Amazon.com, if you’re not based in the US.
This comes after a fully-immersive game of Monopoly was announced.
The Hong Kong-based attraction allows players to walk through themed rooms, with interactive technology and holograms helping to create a Bank, Water Works, Electric Company, Train Station, Title Deeds and Chance cards. I want to go NOW.
If you get chucked in jail, there is actually a real-life cell.
Not only will you be playing normal Monopoly (but IRL), there’s also a ‘murder mystery-style’ thing going on, and you have to figure out who’s behind it.
Casey Collins, General Manager of Entertainment & Licensing at Hasbro, said: “Our exciting partnership with Monopoly Dreams allows Hasbro to further extend the reach of Monopoly to location based entertainment sector and provide families and tourists with wonderfully memorable and highly immersive entertainment experiences by stepping into the first, fully immersive Monopoly-themed entertainment attraction.”
Gary Chan, the Chief Operations Officer of Monopoly Dreams, added: “Having invested a significant amount of resources to design and create Monopoly Dreams, we highly treasure the establishment of this project. We target to accommodate over 700,000 visitors.
“Not only are we dedicated to bringing immersive interactive experience for all generations of local Hong Kong, we are also endeavoured to offer a new destination for tourists.”
It should be open later on this year.
Featured image credit: Hasbro