Hasbro’s ‘Millennial Monopoly’ sparks backlash online

The company defended its decision to make the satirical edition of the popular game, saying some of its staff are young professionals.

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Hasbro is facing outrage following the release of a Monopoly edition geared to millennials.

The edition is packed with references to the younger generation’s lifestyle, struggles and preferences—but many millennials aren’t laughing at the jokes.

Time reported:

On the cover of new edition, Rich Uncle Pennybags dons earphones, sunglasses, and a “participation” medal while taking a selfie. Below, the game’s tagline reads: “Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway.”

“Money doesn’t always buy a great time, but experiences, whether they’re good — or weird — last forever,” reads the game’s description. So rather than collect cash and real estate, as in traditional versions, players collect experiences such as dining at a vegan bistro or doing a meditation retreat—or simply staying in their parents’ basement.

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