Monopoly doesn’t use cash anymore

In a world of digital payments, parents need to be deliberate in teaching their kids about money

 

Hasbro announced Wednesday it will release a version of the classic board game Monopoly designed for the digital age. But financial experts argue the game’s new design could deprive children of important financial lessons.

In Hasbro’s HAS, -0.18% latest edition of Monopoly, gone are the paper money and Community Chest cards. Instead, the board game now comes with a voice-controlled, artificial intelligence device shaped like a top hat.

Designed to prevent cheating, players will now press a button on the top hat and dictate commands, such as paying rent or trading properties. The game is set to be released July 1 and is available for pre-order from Walmart WMT, +0.81% and Amazon.

MORE: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-grim-financial-lesson-children-will-learn-from-cashless-monopoly-2019-06-21