Monopoly, the Depression-era board game that actually takes longer to play than the average depression, will be refreshed to realign its values with the modern age, toy-maker Hasbro has announced.
You’d think the very idea of Monopoly would be anathema. It’s all about unfettered capitalism, utility-ownership concentration, predatory rents, and so forth. If the modern Jacobins had their way, gameplay would consist of everyone marching their tokens (guns, pitchforks, adorable little cast-iron guillotines) counter-clockwise, seizing property, and turning the “Go to Jail” square into a community garden — ending up with the mascot Pennybags hanging upside down naked from a gibbet.
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