Monopoly Cashes Out

Visa, in a move that some may find disturbing, has a product placement deal with Hasbro. The classic board game, Monopoly, will no longer use paper money. The currency of old is being replaced by faux Visa cards and readers/calculators.
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While this story seems like a perfect Onion piece, I found it on Engaget. Therefore, it is most likely true.

A deal was struck with Visa to design the mock cards and readers, presumably after surveys showed that 70% of adults used cash less often now than they did a decade ago. When asked about the dramatic change, Parker said replacing cash with plastic “showed the game was moving with the times.”

Sometimes the times don’t warrant keeping up with.

About David Burn

Fired up to write it down. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Chief storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands.

  • nm

    and…
    when the monopoly man runs away with the pringles guy,we’ll have no reason to cry over crushed crackers.