Monopoly: Meralco Edition is a spin-off to their hit board game which is named after the economic concept of monopoly—the domination of a market by a single entity. Subtitled “The Fast-Dealing Electricity Distribution Game”, the Meralco Edition will see players assume the role of the famous power distributor and move around the gameboard signing contracts, installing electric meters to houses and businesses, and collecting money from their opponents, the ultimate goal being to drive them, the Filipino people into bankruptcy.

Players who passes the "GO" space would receive money, as it signifies their company collecting monthly payments from unsuspecting costumers. The "Go to Jail" space has also been replaced by a more apt "Go to Press Conference" space explained Watts.

"It wouldn’t be a realistic game, specifically for the Philippine market, if someone from the power industry goes to jail."

Aside from property spaces littered around the game board, player will have to look out for penalty spaces that would possibly cost their version of Meralco to lose a significant amount of money.

"Players would cringe upon landing on either the ‘refund space’, the ‘hire topnotch lawyers space’, the ‘Meralco Advisory space’ and the most costly of all, the "(allegedly) Bribe DOE or ERC Official space’, said Watts.

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