Sunday, February 21, 2016

And Now Top Selling Game Monopoly, Is To Go Cashless

Hasbro is to released a new edition of Monopoly called Ultimate Banking, that should help keep familial infighting to a minimum. 

Instead of paper money, which can easily be laundered or stolen when you aren't looking, this new edition uses debit cards. It also does away with the easily-corrupted Banker position, replacing the human with an electronic card reader (aka an ATM).

Both the players' debit cards and the property cards themselves will be machine readable. 
So, when purchasing property, players will first scan the property's bar code and then their own cash card. 

If they have enough money for the transaction, the funds will automatically be deducted from their account. 

Funds can also be transferred between players, if necessary. 

Removing the human influence should certainly help keep the financial shenanigans to a minimum -- just hold on to those debit cards. Monopoly Ultimate Banking will hit store shelves later this summer.


Brian said...

I'm involved in a different cashless game.
We're all now taking a chance, risking our homes on the next roll of the dice.
Let's hope the other players involved go to jail, go directly to jail......

Anonymous said...

unfortunately, the dice is LOADED/CROOKED

Anonymous said...

addison lee drivers striking this morning about 30% discount the company is giving on cash and credit card jobs in addlee atempt to match ubers race to the bottom cant help but think this is the end for addlee and we will be next

Anonymous said...

Does the player or the bank pay the surcharge or does tfl dictate?

Unknown said...

An even better game is Scrabble, which is also cashless (and doesn't teach you to be a bloated plutocrat to boot).