Boardwalk and Park Place Now Only Accept Debit Cards

Posted on 31. Jul, 2006 by in Humor, News

monopoly_credit card.jpgIt’s not very often that I have the opportunity to write about my favorite game so frequently, but following up on the post about how to win at Monopoly comes news that the game is undergoing more changes. Parker has decided to phase out the colorful bills we all know and love and introduce kids to the “real world” by allowing players to pay rent using Monopoly debit cards. The card is inserted into an electronic machine where the banker taps in the cardholders’ earnings and payments.

Parker spokesman Chris Weatherhead said: “The new electronic Monopoly reflects the changing nature of society and the advancement of technology.” Although I love the colored play money that is such an icon of Monopoly, I think the younger generation that begins to play this “debit-only” version of Monopoly will be introduced at an early age to the way we actually use money. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I carried more than $3 of cash in my wallet. I can’t wait for the version that allows you to save for retirement using a Roth IRA account!

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