New 'cheaters edition' of Monopoly set to debut in fall

Posted February 03, 2018

The latest Monopoly game actually encourages cheating!

After recent study by the company showed that almost half the game's players attempted to cheat, Berkowitz told the outlet that they've decided it was time to embrace their more deceptive players. A new "Cheaters Edition" of Monopoly was announced Tuesday by gaming company Hasbro and - just like its title implies - cheating is encouraged, Insider reported.

It's basically the same as regular Monopoly, but it comes with a special deck of "cheat cards". Some of the dirty tactics that will bring players big rewards include stealing money from the bank, moving another player's token instead of yours, and collecting rent for someone else's property.

"Hasbro has finally chose to embrace our less-than-honest fans", the company said in a statement.

Monopoly: Cheaters Edition is due out this fall.

The game challenges players to pull off a variety of duplicitous moves, such as short-changing an opponent on the rent, sneaking a hotel onto one of your properties, faking a die roll or pocketing an extra $100 when passing Go. If you can successfully cheat your way to get them done, you'll get rewards. Players are free to attempt these tasks during the game. People can use the digital tool, which is available January 16 through February 16, to report players who are cheating, the company said in a statement. We're excited to see what they can get away with.

Insider reports in addition to Community Chest and Chance cards, the Cheater's Edition will also come with a stack of 15 Cheat cards. But if you're caught with your fingers in the till, then expect fines or time in jail. Players have plenty of time to work on their cheats as well as their poker faces before the fall release date, so you have been warned.