The makers of Monopoly have announced the introduction of a cheaters’ version of the classic property board game later this year. The new version is called “Monopoly: Cheaters Edition,” and features 15 cheat cards that require players to carry out certain tasks, like stealing from the bank, construction of unlawful hotels, not paying rent or moving someone else’s game piece – without getting caught. It will be available in the U.S., the U.K. and internationally. If other players realize a crime has been committed, the cheater has to pay fines or spend some time in jail, but if no one notices he or she is rewarded with property or cash. The game, which will cost about $20 – also comes with handcuffs for cheaters who have been caught and are in jail. “So in 2018, we decided it was time to give fans what they’ve been craving all along – a Monopoly game that actually encourages cheating,” Hasbro Senior Vice President Jonathan Berkowitz told Thisisinsider.com. Berkowitz said that for the first time in Monopoly history, there is no designated Banker – instead 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 for a spot of embezzlement or outright theft in the process.
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