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07/26/2006 04:53 AM ID: 55910 Permalink   

Monopoly Gets Electronic Banking Upgrade

 

The ever popular game of real-estate dominance "Monopoly" marketed by Parker Brothers is now available in completely paper money free versions.

The new versions sport a VISA branded smart card and a simple electronic reader. The banker reads and updates players' electronic bank balances by inserting the VISA card into the reader and using the keypad to perform payments and transfers.

The traditional cash versions of the game will remain, but both games will feature revamped property prices, fines and charges. "We wanted to design a more relevant version of Monopoly to reflect modern society."

 
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  14 Comments
  
  No way...  
 
You remember when you were a kid playing Monopoly? You could gloat to everyone with your thick stack of money...your revenues were directly visible; half the fun was flaunting it! Of course if you were losing, the reverse would be true ;) I don't know- perhaps it will make cleaning the mess easier to do!

Cheers ;)
 
  by: Quantum1.5     07/26/2006 04:59 AM     
  not to mention  
 
when no one was looking grabbing a few bucks.
 
  by: Emp3r0r     07/26/2006 05:18 AM     
  heh  
 
seriously, I remember cheating all the time when I was the banker.

I swear I will try to hack the electronic bank reader hehehe.
 
  by: N3T_K1LLA     07/26/2006 09:33 AM     
  Noooooooooooooooooooooo  
 
i totally agree with Quantum!

Emp3r0r and N3T_K1LLA shame on you!
people like you spoil the joy of the game... you could just move your peck closer to the GO!
=P ;)
but seriously a big NOOOOOooooooo and i will never buy the new version!
 
  by: DarkAngelJG     07/26/2006 11:48 AM     
  *Blank* that new version  
 
(I did that myself)

I ain't playing unless I can show off my paper stacks at
the end...it ain't fun showing off a receipt for your
totals.
 
  by: hotrock11     07/26/2006 03:50 PM     
  Monopoly: For Kids Who Can't Count  
 
Anyone who buys this should be smacked upside the head with a life-size pewter top-hat.
 
  by: theironboard     07/26/2006 07:07 PM     
  hmmz..  
 
can anyone ever remember finishing that game?? It was all exciting in the beginning then half way threw your like lets go watch tv
 
  by: G23   07/26/2006 07:46 PM     
  might as well  
 
go play the pc version of it, comes with music too, and "virtual opponents."

@g23
On the pc yes. Otherwise, someone always seemed to leave the board or the cash would get stolen :(
 
  by: bye     07/26/2006 08:18 PM     
  seriously  
 
what will monopoly be when you don't even need to count how much money you have? how can you feel rich holding a visa..."this has like 5 million on it, i swear!"

and now monopoly will be a game of deception. you could bluff that you have all kinds of money when you have 2 bucks left and only the banker would know. that's not right!

all i can say is thank god they're still going to sell the traditional version.
 
  by: midgica   07/26/2006 09:40 PM     
  are all your friends gangsters or what?  
 
i never had my money stolen! wat's the point of the game if you steal money, no wonder ur games never ended cuz no one lost =P
 
  by: DarkAngelJG     07/26/2006 09:59 PM     
  gay  
 
electronic monopoly is for retards who cant count at all (i think that was said)... old school all the way man, dont ruin a great game. oh yea, my family actually did finish a whole game :D

@DarkAngelJG

common now, stealing the money is half the game!
 
  by: starlock   07/27/2006 04:46 AM     
  starlock  
 
no shit its just like the real world rip people off for money.
 
  by: Emp3r0r     07/27/2006 05:00 AM     
  @dark  
 
hehe no thugs here..lost would also be another word 2 add, or pick one note while not looking.

The pc version is fun if you can't get people to join a board version. It's multiplayer too.

People still have time to play the board game, been ages.

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Well it does sort of reflect the trend of our world atm, online banking etc, but yea they're messing a classic; thats what makes it so special. Sweet memories. Like the 1st superman movie haha, and so on. :)
Enuf said.
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  by: bye     07/27/2006 06:28 AM     
  Hmm.....  
 
I'm not to sure this will sell very well, I don't know about anyone else but most of the fun of the game is handling the money, playing the PC versions sucks ass because you don't handle the money. But I'll probably still buy one just to have it.
 
  by: Stryc9   07/28/2006 08:46 AM     
 
 
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