The Problem with Ms. Monopoly & The 10 Worst Monopoly Games
“With all of the things surrounding female empowerment, it felt right to bring this to Monopoly in a fresh new way,” Boswinkel said. “It’s giving the topic some relevancy to everyone playing it that everybody gets a turn, and this time women get an advantage at the start.”
The debate over equal pay starts before shuffling the cards, choosing a token and rolling the dice.
The banker doles out $1,900 in Monopoly Money to each female player and $1,500 to each male. The gap continues every time a player passes go with women collecting $240 and men $200.
Instead of investing in real estate properties like the classic game, players invest in inventions and innovations made by women, including chocolate chip cookies, bulletproof vests, solar heating and ladies’ modern shapewear.
“We made sure that this felt authentic and was a fun game families could play and learn about these things that they love and are a part of their life that they didn’t know were invented by women,” Boswinkel said.
Other updates to the game include new tokens including a white hat, a watch, a barbell, a glass and a jet plane.
Ugh… Why waste a good idea of supporting Women inventors, with a rule that allows female players to cheat? How is this good for equality and the pay gap debate? This will only anger men further. Andy Signor breaks down his thoughts… and goes through some of the other worst editions of Monopoly previously out there. And calls out Hasboro, for if they really wanted to support female inventors, they’d finally give credit to the original inventor of Monopoly Lizzie Magie. Look her up! Her story is depressing.
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