Meet Mr. Monopoly’s niece Ms. Monopoly
Times are changing–and toy company Hasbro is keeping up by releasing a feminist-minded modern version of “Monopoly,” called “Ms. Monopoly.” In this version of the classic game, women make more than men.
In the real world, the average woman still makes 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. But “Ms. Monopoly” envisions a world of high-earning female executives.
“With all of the things surrounding female empowerment, it felt right to bring this to Monopoly in a fresh new way,” Jen Boswinkel, senior director of global brand strategy and marketing for Hasbro Gaming, said. “It’s giving the topic some relevancy to everyone playing it that everybody gets a turn, and this time women get an advantage at the start.”
The game includes several other modern tweaks, such as rideshares instead of railroads and Wi-Fi in lieu of waterworks.
To celebrate the release of Ms. Monopoly, Hasbro is also offering $20,000 to female entrepreneurs. The company says it wants to encourage young women to “to fuel their inventive spirit and further their projects.”
The game hasn’t been officially released yet but should be available in stores by late September. It is also available for online pre-order at major retailers, such as Walmart.com.