Monopoly Money is No More

Monopoly money is finally being phased out, in favour of a new card-based system, where the banker has a little machine that reads and writes financial data to each player’s card.

I’m not sure if I like this at all. I’ve always had a soft spot for Monopoly, after spending hours during long summer holidays playing it with friends. Even if Barry did always win, to the extent that he’d be giving money to the rest of us, just to make the game last longer, until he finally felt the time was right to take us all down. With this system, we’d have been playing with a little Visa advert, and we’d have been stuck when the batteries ran out. And it just wouldn’t have been the same without Barry waving his thick wad of pink notes at us.