In case you missed it, Monopoly for Millennials is a thing. The new game collects experiences instead of real estate and states that “Adulting is hard.”
Millennials, however, aren’t impressed with it.
Hasbro’s new twist on Monopoly is supposed to focus on younger audiences. You know, people who are always on their phones, go to Starbucks every morning and can’t afford to buy a house because they eat too much avocado.
Think that is too stereotypical? It gets worse. Per Movie Web, the game’s box includes the following tagline: “Forget Real Estate. You Can’t Afford it Anyway.” On the back, there’s another important line: “Adulting is hard.” At least they got that one right.
Plus, the famous Monopoly character, Rich Uncle Pennybags, traded is wearing sunglasses while he takes a selfie and listen to music. Of course he has a coffee cup on his hand as well.
During the game, players don’t buy property anymore. To win, you must collect life experiences instead. Movie Web reports that some of the actions that give you a large number of points include rescuing animals and going on yoga retreats. Additional “experiences” include attending a 3-day music festival and going to a vegan bistro.
Understandably, some Millennials aren’t happy with the game. And, as one does these days, they took to Twitter to voice their complaints—I mean, where else would you do it?
Some are actually mad for the bad stereotyping
I’m not sure who @hasbro made Monopoly for Millennials for? As if we don’t get shit on enough lol… A game about millennial life should absolutely include paying rent. A lot of it. The vast majority of us can’t afford to spend money on “experiences.” Anyway, disappointed.
— Sarah (@SarahTeeRaymo) November 12, 2018
#MonopolyforMillennials Truly the only thing it got wrong in the obvious parody is that Mr Monoploy isnt a Detroit Billionare real estate sports tycoon on the cover. Gotta love Millenials they pay the rent – to him. @Hasbro @DevinScillian @crainsdetroit pic.twitter.com/7uXyYxRhcn
— Digital-Traveler (@digital_trav) November 15, 2018
But maybe it’s because they’re Millennials and, therefore, too close to the issue?
Here’s more info: https://t.co/e6veqOFr1G
I think it’s pretty offensive and uses stereotypes to make fun of millennials but I am a millennial so I’m probably too close to the issue. pic.twitter.com/0FIqmEEr4k
— Amanda Peterson (@_AmandaPeterson) November 14, 2018
On the other hand, some have accepted their fate and are making fun of it
So, I’m a #Millennial who can’t afford to save for a house or even rent somewhere because rent per month is more money than money I get per month and I’m single so no second income to help, but I also think #Monopolyformillennials is hilarious. #Monopoly #MillennialMonopoly
— Wavey Cowpar ~ (@WaveyCowpar) November 14, 2018
While the humor is a little on the nose, my only real complaint about Monopoly for Millennials is that the dollar denominations are too high. I can’t remember the last time I had a hundred dollar bill in my wallet. pic.twitter.com/z1IXuBxMRt
— Sean Thinks Thoughts (@Dulgust) November 14, 2018
— Tyler Mason (@TylerMason) November 8, 2018
I Must Defos Be A Millenial,
First 3 Things I Have Done Since I Heard Of It
— AshleeTyrell (@tizzle200892) November 15, 2018
And, if it all goes wrong, blame baby boomers
@Hasbro Can you provide the URL for the Hasbro-official website featuring “Monopoly for Millennials,” where you trash on my age demographic because baby boomers caused an economic catastrophe that rendered us financially impotent for a decade? Thanks! pic.twitter.com/wmm0WQwnld
— Steven Briggs (@TrnDaBeatAround) November 11, 2018
Monopoly made a version of the game for both us millennials and baby boomers pic.twitter.com/JTfZ9tPBbw
— ????????️????Lulu????️???????? ???????????????? (@luulubuu) November 8, 2018