New Monopoly Game Heralds the End of Civilization As We Know It

Posted on September 15, 2006

Photo of the new Monopoly tokens Who doesn't remember playing a nice game of Monopoly? Passing Go and collecting $200, zooming around the board represented by a thimble and buying up Park Place? Alas, those days might soon be just a fond memory if the new Monopoly game catches on.

The New York Times has the details on the new tokens and they will shock you! There are eight tokens in the new version. Some of them are branded and include McDonald's French fries, New Balance running shoes, Starbucks coffee, Motorola Razr phone and Prius hybrid car.

Thankfully, the 11 tokens in the classic version will remain unchanged. But if the kids think the new Monopoly is hip then you might have to play with the fries, Razr and Prius.

We were always either the top hat or the thimble. We don't want to be French fries! We like owning railroads no one has ever heard of! It's not fair!

And if you think that's bad, wait until you hear about the British version: it -- gasp -- has no money, but instead gives everyone a Visa debit card. And Hasbro may inflict this horror on the American version as well. It's just too horrible to contemplate.

Photo: Hasbro