PAWTUCKET, R.I. (UPI) — Hasbro has announced a new version of Monopoly that rewards cheating and features handcuffs for those caught in the act.
Monopoly: Cheaters Edition, which is set for release this fall, offers 15 cheat cards with five placed in the middle of the board that ask players to carry out nefarious tasks including removing hotels, moving another player’s token, and stealing extra money from the bank that is without an assigned banker.
Rewards for carrying out the cheat cards successfully without getting caught include extra cash or free properties while those caught will be sent to jail and potentially handcuffed to the board.
In the new version, some properties on the board cost less than in the original version– including Pennsylvania Avenue, which is free for whoever lands on it first.
“A recent study conducted by Hasbro revealed that nearly half of game players attempt to cheat during Monopoly games, 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,” senior vice president of Hasbro Jonathan Berkowitz said to Insider.
Monopoly: Cheaters Edition will be available for $19.99 for ages eight and up.