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Monopoly Ditching Fake Money for Fake Credit Cards

Bob Sullivan just published a great piece on the elimination of paper money from the game Monopoly. But is that really the worst thing to happen? Sullivan says, “In other words, there is little evidence that Monopoly, the game, was doing a bang-up job of teaching kids how to handle money.”

He’s right. I can’t imagine the number of hours I spent playing Monopoly as a kid, buying, selling, making change, and handling money. It didn’t do a thing for me as far as teaching me anything about finances. The switch to a credit cards like process isn’t going to twist anyone either.

“Instead of paying in cash, players will use plastic. Chance cards will automatically roll funds into player accounts, thus diminishing the role of banker. And “Life Event” Chance cards will allow for some fluctuation of property values on the board.”

I don’t have an issue with this at all. How about you? Comment below.

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