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Murder Your Family in Just 10 Minutes Thanks to Hasbro’s Speedy Monopoly

I don't know who's smoking what at Hasbro, but the latest genius idea to make it into product release is Speedy Monopoly. Read More >>

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Guarantee a Family Fight This Christmas by Grabbing One or More Kinds of Monopoly in the Black Friday Sales

Is there a game moe routinely despised, but still so widely accepted as Monopoly? Some older people claim video games bring out the worst in people, but they routinely forget all the strife and physical violence that's been caused because Dad was pilfering notes out of the bank when nobody was looking. Read More >>

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Hasbro’s Next Monopoly Troll Variants Pokes Fun at Itself With the Longest Game Ever Edition

Hasbro is at it again with another silly buggers Mononpoly edition that just makes fun of how much the game can drag. Read More >>

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Hasbro Makes Another Disastrously Political Monopoly Variant

Hasbro's got another great Christmas present lined up for someone you despise, in the form of the latest tinkering with the Monopoly rules to empower and/or mock a particular demographic. It's hard to believe this exists and was therefore approved by numerous people on seven-figure salaries, but here it is: Ms Monopoly. Read More >>

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The Lion King Has Edged Out Frozen as the Highest-Grossing Animated Film of All Time

This is what entertainment journalism is, in 2019: watching Disney score an unending series of victories over itself as the film industry grows smaller and smaller. Read More >>

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The New Monopoly Has a Voice Controlled AI Banker That Will Never Cheat

There are few activities that can turn the polite and civil discourse of a family gathering into a shouting match faster than a game of Monopoly. The latest edition replaces the designated banker with an intelligent, voice-activated top hat that handles all of the game’s financial transactions, giving players an outlet for their frustrations, without hurting anyone’s feelings. Read More >>

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Facebook Argues Against Breaking Up Facebook

On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes penned an editorial in the New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp spun off, and future acquisitions banned for several years. Hughes argued that Facebook, and by extension its all-powerful CEO Mark Zuckerberg, suppresses competition by “acquiring, blocking or copying” it, has sweeping power over speech, and is so big it can ignore virtually all forms of external accountability. He also called for the formation of an independent government agency to regulate tech companies. Read More >>

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Yelp and TripAdvisor Team Up to Pile On Google Over Search Monopoly

Google found itself in an uncomfortable position Sunday night, as US TV show 60 Minutes placed a magnifying glass on the company that accounts for 90 percent of all search traffic and asked if it is operating as a monopoly. Following the broadcast, Yelp and TripAdvisor announced a new initiative designed to restore more diverse local search results that have been undermined by Google’s own first-party services. Read More >>

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Google’s Big Ad-Blocking Update Comes to Chrome Tomorrow: Here’s What We Know

It’s been in the works for nearly a year and Google’s great ad-pocalypse is now upon us. On Thursday, the Chrome browser will begin to automatically filter out ads that don’t meet certain quality standards. Your browsing experience is about to change a little bit. Here’s what you need to know. Read More >>

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Monopoly Is Being Gentrified, One Game Piece at a Time

On Thursday, Hasbro announced that the humble thimble, Monopoly’s least beloved game piece, would be getting the boot from “an upcoming version of the game.” Cynically, the toy company framed the eviction as a simple reflection of the people’s will, the result of a recent online contest to modernise the board game. Read More >>

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Monopoly Will Let the Internet Vote to Replace All of the Board Game’s Classic Tokens

Since 1933 when the board game first appeared, Monopoly’s tokens have changed and evolved over the years to reflect the times. In 2013 Hasbro even let fans vote to replace the iconic iron token with a cat, and starting today, the internet now has the chance to choose what replaces every last token for an upcoming version of the game. Read More >>

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The Monopoly Christmas Helpline is There For You This Year

Hasbro, owner of the Monopoly brand, has lined up quite the promotional stunt for the festive season -- employing actual people to man a helpline and explain the rules to anyone who's getting a bit stressed about the state of their in-house banking and property market while playing the game over Christmas. Read More >>

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Hasbro is Making Monopoly: The Musical, and God Help Us All

You know, we only have the success of The Lego Movie to blame for this. Now brands the world over are trying to shoehorn themselves into entertainment ventures in a desperate bid to be the next Lego Movie success tale, and we have come to this: A broadway musical about Monopoly. Read More >>

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UK Gang Jailed for Laughably Straightforward Multi-Million Euro Monopoly Money Heists

An outrageously audacious gang that managed to cheat multiple UK jewellers out of millions by re-enacting that scene from Kingpin and sneakily paying them Monopoly money has been sentenced to a little spell behind bars. Gianni Accamo, Dusica Nikolic, Dragoslav Djordjevic, Juliano Nikolic and Bruno Nikolic have been sent down for pulling off the shockingly simple swindle, which could have been cooked up by an infant. Read More >>

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The Most Beautiful Version of Monopoly Yet Celebrates Japanese Arts and Crafts

After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet. Read More >>