Monopoly Money, the true trademark of the game monopoly, apparently no longer exists. If you have a Monopoly game from 1950, it still works. Will the one you buy with the new debit card work in 2050? More than likely not.
Parker Brothers say they are "keeping with the times." However, most people do no buy major property with a credit card. So I'm not seeing that. I see Parker Brothers feeling scared because Monopoly has no gizmo.
Apparently, there is a cost for modernism. Engadget Says:
For those anxious to get their swipe on, or if you've simply forgotten how to use bills, the new version will set you back £24.99, while the now "antiquated" cash version can be had for £12.99, but only while supplies last.
Monopoly Money is part of the American vernacular. When A-Rod left Seattle to go play for
Satan Texas, he left because he wanted to milk a team for money and found the Rangers ready to let him suckle. When he came to Seattle to play, fans would throw Monopoly Money around the stadium as he batted.
I'll continue to use my "classic" monopoly - which requires no batteries and includes barely an ounce of plastic.
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