Bye, bye, banker: New Monopoly game goes cashless with electronic payments
February 17, 2016 - Uncategorized
Monopoly fans: your days of fighting over who has to be the banker may soon be over.
Hasbro showed off a new version that eliminates both the game’s signature paper money and the banker position. In the new game, dubbed “Monopoly Ultimate Banking Game,” in-game cash is replaced with special bank cards players scan on a handheld “banking unit” to make purchases and pay off debt.
Instead of cash, each player (the game supports up to four) gets a scannable ATM card that’s used to buy property and charge or pay other players rent. Property cards come with codes that players scan in order to complete the transaction. The game won’t go on sale until later this year but Mashable got a preview of the new game over the weekend during Toy Fair Read more…