Monopoly 75th Anniversary Comes With Circular Makeover, No Cash

Monopoly is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a facelift. Hasbro, the makers of Monopoly, debuted the updated version at the 2010 Toy Fair in New York City last week. The classic board game isn’t really a board game anymore — it is being relaunched with a circular board, and in a sign of the times, with no cash. Monopoly now features a chip and pin credit card that has to be swiped on the central console. Gone, too, are the game’s classic metal playing pieces. They’ve been replaced with engraved plastic slabs.

The new Monopoly arrives in stores later this year.


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