The trademark real estate tycoon has been replaced by his socially-minded niece: an advocate who invests in female entrepreneurs – an update to the classic board game Monopoly.
The female version of the board game, “Ms Monopoly” allows players to collect inventions made by women such as WiFi and solar heating.
It turns out that female players will start with more money than males, receiving US$240 each time they pass “go”, more than the US$200 that goes to males.
According to the US Department of Labor, that’s an inversion on real life, where women make only 81 percent of what men do.
The look of the game box shows a bright-eyed Ms Monopoly carrying a coffee cup and announces itself as “the first game where women make more than men.”
Hasbro said in a news release, The pay disparity “is a fun spin in the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men. However if men play their cards right, they can make more money too”.
The game will be released from mid-September in the US as well as in a range of other countries, including France, Germany, Canada, Australia and Malaysia. Other versions of Monopoly have been based on Star Wars and Game of Thrones, as well as a Monopoly for Millennials version and a “Cheater’s” version.