Saturday, November 1, 2008
Hasbro has no Monopoly on Ignorance
Hasbro has released a new version of Monopoly that replaces cash money with debit cards. That's good, because we'd hate for our kids to have to incorporate intelligence into their fun. It's not like they're going to have to inherit our economy and then have no tools with which to survive because they figure there will always be someone (or thing) else to keep up with those sorts of things. The next edition will feature a google toolbar so they can look up big words like "mortgage" and "income tax," and will also include a bailout option for players who don't want to go to jail even though they mishandled their money to the point of criminal negligence. Also included will be a game-appointed attorney (of course, at no cost to the player) who will negotiate passing "GO" and the collection of the $200 even if the player is found guilty. I'm going to go read a book and cry a little.