Monopoly for Millennials: "Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway."
OK Boomer. Fuck you Hasbro.
(Yup, that's a real Monopoly version you can buy)
@fribbledom there is also a socialist one...
@fribbledom It's always impressive when any company manages to alienate their target audience.
@fribbledom Really? OMG... lol...
The nerve they have.
A serious problem, the ridiculous inflation of housing costs, I do worry a lot about it. Pure illusion, if people think they can cash in -- unless they leave their area all together.
@fribbledom haha. Monopoly was invented as a way to demonstrate the futility of capitalism. Now it's capitalism rubbing futility in your face
@fribbledom Pff, *wired* earbuds? No self respecting millennial would be caught dead with that. Where's the iQtip? 😜
@fribbledom but how in heck can it be a property trading game when you can't buy property?
@fribbledom That's why everything is virtual now — this at least is affordable.
@fribbledom yeah Hasbro definitely knows Millennials....if there's one thing we do, it is to buy something trivial as a self-own to ourselves
@fribbledom Three words: The Landlord's Game
@fribbledom the thing is, this is clearly mocking from their perspective but I've watched a play through and it's legit more entertaining than real monopoly
@fribbledom Not yet sure if the "Maker Space" field makes up for the "Parents' Basement"...
@fribbledom Ewww. This is pretty offensive, how'd this get so many people to sign off on it?
@fribbledom this feels like peak Poe's Law in a way. is this serious or just a cynical attempt to wrong money out of people enjoying it maybe ironically? who is the target market!?
I'm oddly fascinated by who they thought would buy it.
@fribbledom (damned phone) s/\. is/. Is/ ; s/wrong/wring/
@fribbledom how do you play that version of monopoly if you cant buy any real estate?
@fribbledom Yikes. I had to look online because I legit couldn't believe that's a real thing... But it is. 😬
@fribbledom Nobody knows how to market to Millennials do they?
"Hasbro: the Monopoly® monopoly"
@fribbledom I havent played it yet, but there is a really cool game called commonsopoly. A socialists take on monopoly, where you are fighting the capitalists. It needs more publicity, because crap like this is ridiculous
@fribbledom Hasbro has a bunch of these types of monopoly versions they’ve put out recently. Pretty sure their target is gag gifts, more specifically, gag gifts bought by anyone older than a millennial. And from what I can tell they’re hitting their target perfectly. They’re not really intended to be “real” games.
@fribbledom I was at Borders Books the other day, and noticed that they have a Monopoly version for literally every conceivable scenario/demographic. It's really pretty staggering.
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