The Cheaters Edition of Monopoly will come with a handcuff!
Hasbro is releasing a special "Cheater's Edition" of Monopoly this fall. The twist on the classic game will encourage fans to cheat during gameplay. The Cheater's Edition will come with 15 cheat cards which ask players to carry out tasks throughout the game. These can range from taking money from the bank to moving someone else's token on your turn. If successful, players will get rewards like extra cash or free properties to help them get further in the game. If they're caught, players may have to hand over money or wind up handcuffed to the board game in jail.
The object of the game is still to be the player with the most money at the game's end, but it may be a little tougher to accomplish. The Cheater's Edition will ask players to get away with cheating as many times as they can during game play. That means players can skip spaces, try to avoid paying rent, and slip a few extra bills from the bank when no one's looking.
In addition to Community Chest and Chance cards, the Cheater's Edition will also come with a stack of 15 cheat cards.
During any point in the game, five cheat cards will be placed in the middle of the board which players can try to fulfill at any point of the game.
The cards will ask players to complete a number of tasks during gameplay, if they wish to do so.
If a player succeeds at any given task, they get rewarded. On the flip side, if they get caught, there are consequences. The back of the cheat cards list specific rewards and punishments for each cheat.
The best case scenario is that you may wind up with some free money or property to help you get ahead in the game. If you get caught, you could wind up in jail and wearing a handcuff that leaves you chained to the game.
It seems like it could be pretty tough to swipe some extra money from the bank under the eye of a watchful banker, right? Well, the Cheater's Edition changes that up, too.
For the first time in Monopoly history, there is no designated Banker. Players are in control of the Bank on their turn, and pass it to the next player when their turn is over, making it easier to pull of "cheats" such as a the Bank Heist.
That's not the only thing that's different about this version.
If you take a close look at the game board, a few of the spaces have been "hacked" by cheaters. Several spaces have designated prices on them.
If you're the first to land on Pennsylvania Avenue, you don't need to pay for it. The property is free for the taking.
So if you've never been good at Monopoly, this version of the game may give you a leg up as long as you're a sly competitor.