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Monopoly unveils new board game where female players are given $400 head start and $40 to pass ‘Go’ 


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The latest edition of Monopoly has been given a new twist where women are paid more than men despite performing the same task, and players make their way around the board collecting things that wouldn’t exist without females.

Ms Monopoly tells players ‘Collect 240 salary as you pass GO, if you’re a man collect 200’ in what Hasbro, Inc. has dubbed the ‘first-ever game in the Monopoly franchise that celebrates women trailblazers’.

The game, where women also get a $400 higher payout of $1,900 at the start, features tokens such as a pen, a jet, a glass, a watch, a barbell, or Ms. Monopoly’s white hat, and a ‘Boss’ coffee-holding young brunette female character appears on the cover which reads: ‘The first game where women make more than men’.

Featuring 24 Invention cards, the fresh take on the game replaces the image of the well-known top hat – wearing mature Mr. Monopoly who boasts a white mustache and waves a cane.

Players are told ‘Collect 240 salary as you pass GO, if you’re a man collect 200’ in Ms. Monopoly. Women also get a $1,900 at the start, compared to $1,500 for male players

Boss: A new coffee-holding young brunette female character appears on the cover which reads: 'The first game where women make more than men'

Boss: A new coffee-holding young brunette female character appears on the cover which reads: ‘The first game where women make more than men’

‘Ms. Monopoly gives new meaning to the franchise, as properties are replaced by groundbreaking inventions and innovations made possible by women throughout history,’ a Hasbro description reads. 

‘From inventions like WiFi to chocolate chip cookies, solar heating and space station batteries, Ms. Monopoly celebrates everything from scientific advancements to everyday accessories – all invented by women.’

Others spaces on the board include stem cell isolation, DNA model, bulletproof vest, life raft, glare-free glass, home security system, leak-proof diaper and ice cream maker.

The train station icon on each side of the board is replaced with ‘ride share’, but spaces such as ‘Chance’, ‘Community Chest’, ‘Free Parking’ and ‘Jail’ remain the same as other editions.

Others spaces on the board include stem cell isolation, DNA model, bulletproof vest, life raft, glare-free glass, home security system, leak-proof diaper and ice cream maker

Others spaces on the board include stem cell isolation, DNA model, bulletproof vest, life raft, glare-free glass, home security system, leak-proof diaper and ice cream maker

Players of any gender and aged 8 years old up, can build business headquarters around the board to collect more money from players who land there.

‘Ms. Monopoly was created to inspire everyone, young and old as it spotlights women who have challenged the status quo,’ a Hasbro description continues.

A new commercial for the game shows Hasbro surprising three young female inventors and entrepreneurs with $20,580 in real money.

Denver high school freshman, Gitanjali Rao, 13, who invented Tethys – which detects lead in drinking water – is one of the young females whose work is highlighted in the advert.

Sophia Wang from Connecticut and Ava Canney from Ireland, both 16, also appear in the clip to promote the new game available for pre-order at Walmart.

It costs $19.99 and is out September 21.

Sophia Wang from Connecticut is an inspiring female featured in the Ms Monopoly commercial

Sophia Wang from Connecticut is an inspiring female featured in the Ms Monopoly commercial

Denver high school freshman, Gitanjali Rao, 13, who invented Tethys ¿ which detects lead in drinking water ¿ is one of the young females whose work is highlighted in the advert

Denver high school freshman, Gitanjali Rao, 13, who invented Tethys – which detects lead in drinking water – is one of the young females whose work is highlighted in the advert

Ava Canney from Ireland, 16, also appears in the clip to promote the new game

Ava Canney

Ava Canney from Ireland, 16, also appears in the clip to promote the new game

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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