How many of you know someone who just can't help but cheat when you play a board game?
The game objective is still the same - be the player with the most money - but the Cheaters Edition appears to make that harder to do.
If you get caught, you could be handcuffed to the game.
A recent study found that almost half of game players try to cheat during Monopoly, so Hasbro decided there may be a market to tap into, according to Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of Hasbro gaming, INSIDER reported. The Monopoly Cheat Bot app is created to settle game disputes, with additional punishment meted out to players who come down on the wrong side of a rule challenge. This will include collecting rent on another player's property, as well as stealing money from the bank.
Now, Hasbro says it's "finally chose to embrace our less-than-honest fans", CNET reported.
In a comment to the Business Insider, senior vice president of Hasbro gaming Jonathan Berkowitz, the cheater's edition was created because the company has "finally chose to embrace our less-than-honest fans by encouraging them to partake in those iconic Monopoly moments that occur during family game nights".
Taking an extra $100 in Monopoly money from the bank when you pass go. Players who successfully pull off a cheat are rewarded $200, a hotel, or another cash amount.
In a recent survey that was conducted, Hasbro learned that half of Monopoly players admitted to cheating, which got the company thinking.
The Cheaters' Edition will be launched this autumn, and will be available in the United Kingdom and internationally. However, if they get caught, there are consequences. We're excited to see what they can get away with.
The special edition will be available in the fall. The victor will still be the person with the most money by game's end, but that's dependent on the fact that you were able to survive your friend discovering that you've shortchanged them.
Sounds like fun, but let's be real here, I'd still cheat.