Millennial Monopoly Is Here, And It Isn’t Really Getting A Lot Of Love

It’s a millennial version of Monopoly, where there’s no property to buy, you win by having the most life experience, like crashing on a friend’s couch or visiting the vegan cafe.

By nowproducerdave on November 13, 2018
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To be completely honest, I expected this to be better received. Turns out millennials seem to be pretty angry about the game. Mostly because, according to a lot of millennial-aged people on Twitter, the game is merely stereotypical. But they included a hashtag symbol as a game piece, so there’s that!

So the game is like regular Monopoly, only it plays on a lot of things that young people have to deal with. Instead of buying property, it’s life experience things. There’s a “Meditation Retreat” in place of the Boardwalk. You can gain “life experiences” by crashing on a friend’s couch, or going to the Vegan Bistro. The Monopoly guy on the box is wearing trendy Wayfarer sunglasses instead of the classic and iconic monocle. He’s also holding a Starbucks-style coffee cup. By the end of the game, the person who owns the most property doesn’t win. Instead, the winner is whomever has the most life experiences racked up.

So as you can see, it’s not the most universally loved game that’s been released. Check out some more info here, and head to Walmart if you want to buy one for your millennial relative for Christmas. Or something. Whatever.

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