Liberals Implode Over New Monopoly Socialism Game: 'Winning is for Capitalists'
Hasbro releases new version of classic board game that mocks socialists
Hasbro has just released a new version of its classic Monopoly boardgame that mocks socialists, leaving many liberals "triggered" by the news.
The new game, "Monopoly: Socialism," is a parody of the original designed especially for conservatives and capitalists alike and features the tagline: "Winning is for Capitalists."
The scathing game offers players the chance to "get woke, go broke" by contributing to community projects instead of buying properties.
The socialist version replaces the classic player tokens with a typewriter, an old-fashioned phone, a pocket watch, a phonograph, and a CRT Television, instead of the usual iron, a dog, a car, and a boot.
The board game drops the iconic city locations and instead features "healthcare for all hospital" and the "we're all winners school."
Instead of players collecting $200 each time they pass Go, they receive a $50 living wage.
On the Target website, where the game is sold for $19.99, the description states:
"In the Monopoly Socialism game players move around the board working together to make a better community by managing and contributing to projects such as a no-tip vegan restaurant, an all-winners school, or a museum of co-creation.
"But nobody said that cooperation is easy!
"Drawing a Chance card presents the flip side of striving for the perfect utopian society.
"You'll have issues with your neighbors, your DIY community projects go awry, you're constantly voting to shake things up, and there's always an emergency that requires dipping into the Community Fund!
"Contribute all 10 of your chips to win the game, unless the Community Fund runs out of money and everyone loses. So much for a socialist utopia."
One of the cards even says: "You seem to be doing too well for yourself. That's not how socialism works.
"As a community, choose one player to take back five of their chips."
I bought a copy of Hasbro's mean-spirited and woefully ill-informed "MONOPOLY: SOCIALISM" board game so you don't have to - a thread 1/ pic.twitter.com/YhZWDjkAnj— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) August 21, 2019
Liberal author and historian Nick Kapur posted a thread on Twitter about the game after he played it in August.
He said: "It goes without saying that this game is entirely uninterested in trying to understand what socialism actually is and how it might function.
"In sum, I can't quite figure out who the target audience of this game is."
He says the game focuses heavily on liberal interests such as health food and environmentalism despite not having a discernible link to socialism.
Kapur also points out that the original Monopoly was created by American anti-capitalist Lizzie Magie in an attempt to satirize the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies.
She created two sets of rules: an anti-monopolist set in which everyone was rewarded when wealth was created, and a monopolist set in which the goal was to create monopolies and crush opponents by forcing them into bankruptcy.
Her game called The Landlord's Game was then bought by the Parker Brothers who turned it into the smash board game we know today.
Many liberals imploded on social media, criticizing the "mean-spirited" game, while conservatives praised it saying they find it hilarious.