This Version of Monopoly Gives Women an Edge

Yolanda Curtis
September 11, 2019

In "Ms. Monopoly", female players are awarded more money than men. In recent years, Hasbro has also made other versions of the game, like Avengers, Toy Story, Game of Thrones, and Fortnite to try to stay relevant.

"There are so many big things that most people think are created by men, but they're actually created by women", Gitanjali, who's on Forbes' 2019 30 under 30 list for science, noted to the paper. And when women women pass "go", they collect $240.

According to the rules: "Players can build business headquarters to collect even more rent".

Hasbro's newest version of the game, dubbed "Ms. Monopoly", will pay female players more than males - in a stunt that draws attention to the gender pay gap in America.

But the game's newest iteration - "Ms. Monopoly" - is anything but lighthearted.

The game, where women also get a $400 higher payout of $1,900 at the start, features tokens such as a pen, a jet, a glass, a watch, a barbell, or Ms. Monopoly's white hat, and a "Boss" coffee-holding young brunette female character appears on the cover which reads: "The first game where women make more than men".

The back side of Hasbro's new Ms. Monopoly game box.

Hasbro says that "Ms. Monopoly was created to inspire everyone, young and old as it spotlights women who have challenged the status quo". Spots on the board such as railroads and the electric company are replaced with ride-hailing services and Wi-Fi, and properties such as the coveted Park Place make way for groundbreaking inventions and innovations created by women throughout history, including chocolate chip cookies, solar heating and modern shapewear.

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Hasbro made no mention of Magie in its Tuesday news release and did little to explain her omission when pressed by The Los Angeles Times. After two years of work, her prototype is now 93% accurate and she hopes to get it patented and in the hands of communities in Florida that are vulnerable to sinkholes.

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