The newest Monopoly game will reward players for cheating

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  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Feb. 3, 2018 3:26 p.m.

    This new edition of Monopoly is just an adjustment to the reality of our current world - sadly. Interesting to see some blaming it on Trump. Hey, why not? Isn't he responsible for everything bad. . . according to the Resistance.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Feb. 2, 2018 12:01 p.m.

    Rewarding people for cheating, huh?

    The Trump Effect is truly insidious, isn't it?

    Hey drich -

    Re: "The rest of the world teaches entitlement . . . "

    Many other nations in the world offer MORE to their citizens than America does . . . Better education, better health care, and better overall quality of life.

    But you're saying that Americans are not entitled to any of that? . . . Why not?

    Why do you "conservatives" want America to be the most backward nation on earth? . . . Any particular reason?

    Is that what “American Exceptionalism” is?

    . . . Backwardness?

    Please explain.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 2, 2018 10:35 a.m.

    The Donald is influencing real games with his disregard of the truth and rules.

  • SMcloud Sandy, UT
    Feb. 2, 2018 8:14 a.m.

    To make it more realistic?

    All I know is, there were plenty of big banks who gambled and never got punished for 2008. There are many billionaires who are buying up properties that then go unused as a way to launder money or hide money from their government.
    There are groups of billionaires who "donate" to campaigns and then get tax cuts and laws passed in their industry's favor.

    The rich play by different rules

  • EastCoastM Amherst, NH
    Feb. 2, 2018 7:24 a.m.

    So is it cheating if you're (now) following the rules?

  • Usjust Draper, UT
    Feb. 2, 2018 6:46 a.m.

    It's not cheating if they make it part of the rules... this is the only version of the game I would be interested in playing. Monopoly is way too long when you play it "right."

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 2, 2018 12:32 a.m.

    Should we be surprised. Look at the fraud and cheating that goes on in our state at many levels in many arenas. Then extend that to our country and the world. We are rewarding all the wrong things. It is no wonder we are a morally bankrupt society.

  • drich Green River, Utah
    Feb. 1, 2018 10:07 p.m.

    The rest of the world teaches entitlement why not a game.
    I won't be buying the game for my grandkids.

  • cmsense Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 1, 2018 6:08 p.m.

    I don't think I want to get this game. I don't want to teach my kids cheating is something to make light of or joke about.

  • Brent T. Aurora CO Aurora, CO
    Feb. 1, 2018 5:58 p.m.

    Over the years I've encountered two major "variations" in the game, but never (accepted) cheating. One of these is house rules (things many players do that they think are official rules of the game, but aren't) such as $400 for landing on [GO] and having a pot (fines, taxes) and/or seeding that pot with $500 which is collected by the player landing on Free Parking. The other involves the overlooked rule about property acqusition -- no you don't have to go around the board first (but this is good house rule) and if you land on something you decline to buy the bank then auctions the property to the highest bidder (including the player whose piece is sitting on it) at any price. Considerably shortens the game.

    Personally I've just accepted/considered that Monopoly and Risk (which from BYU recall games lasting several sleepless days and missed classes) to be long games.

  • JLindow St George, UT
    Feb. 1, 2018 3:58 p.m.

    To be realistic, if the player with the lest cash gets a cheat card, they should go directly to Jail without passing Go.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2018 3:13 p.m.

    "War is theft, commerce is cheating." B. Franklin