Monopoly For Millennials Has Arrived, And People Aren’t Amused

Monopoly for millennials is here, which instead of property, you gain life experience by going on vacation or a meditation retreat, and millennials aren’t happy about it.

By DAVID on November 13, 2018
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To be completely honest, I expected this to be better received. Turns out millennials seem to be pretty angry about the game. Mostly because, according to a lot of millennial-aged people on Twitter, the game is merely stereotypical. But they included a hashtag symbol as a game piece, so there’s that!

So the game is like regular Monopoly, only it plays on a lot of things that young people have to deal with. Instead of buying property, it’s life experience things. There’s a “Meditation Retreat” in place of the Boardwalk. You can gain “life experiences” by crashing on a friend’s couch, or going to the Vegan Bistro. The Monopoly guy on the box is wearing trendy Wayfarer sunglasses instead of the classic and iconic monocle. He’s also holding a Starbucks-style coffee cup. By the end of the game, the person who owns the most property doesn’t win. Instead, the winner is whomever has the most life experiences racked up.

So as you can see, it’s not the most universally loved game that’s been released. Check out some more info here, and head to Walmart if you want to buy one for your millennial relative for Christmas. Or something. Whatever.

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