For a long time, men have had a monopoly on Monopoly, but not anymore thanks to the new Ms. Monopoly, "the first game where women make more than men." Inspired by the many products invented by women, such as wifi, modern shapewear, and a certain delicious chocolate chip cookie, the Ms. Monopoly version gives players the opportunity to buy up those inventions.
In the center of the updated gameboard, there's an image of Mr. Monopoly's niece and self-made investment guru. Other changes to the board include the new property spaces and utilities that all feature inventions by women. There are also Income Tax and Luxury Tax spaces. Railroad spaces are now Ride Shares, allowing you to zoom ahead to the next Ride Share if you land on one. And while you still collect $200 when you pass or land on "Go", that only applies to male players. Female players get to collect $240.
The gameplay is basically the same. You move around the board to buy and pay rent, with the goal of being the player with the most money. Except in this version, you're building headquarters instead of houses and hotels. Once you collect a complete color set, you can build your headquarters and collect even more rent.
And what you move around the gameboard is also different. The game tokens include a glass, a watch, a jet plane, a notebook and pen, a barbell, and a white top hat. The interior of the game packaging explains why these tokens were chosen.
Chance and Community Chest cards are still in play, as are Free Parking, Just Visiting, and Go to Jail spaces.
This game will definitely appeal to female players, but because it's the same basic Monopoly gameplay as before (just with a cool new look), both genders can play it. And oh how fun it will be when female players get to collect more than the men for passing "Go"! We can see this being given as a gift to young female players as a way for them to learn about women-invented products and inspire them to make their own way in the business world. And don't forget that it was a woman, Elizabeth Magie, who started the craze for land-grabbing games in 1904 with The Landlord's Game.
Ms. Monopoly is for two to six players ages 8 and up. It's an inspiring version for female players.
The game includes a gameboard, six tokens, 24 Invention cards, 16 Chance cards, 16 Community Chest cards, 12 Headquarters, two dice, and a money pack.
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