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CALLING all girl bosses – Monopoly has stepped up and designed its new board game to celebrate female empowerment and success.
Re-named and re-branded as "Ms. Monopoly", the board game's favourite mascot, "Mr. Monopoly" has been replaced by a female equivalent.
The classic board game has had a re-vamp and the aim of the game now is for "Ms. Monopoly" to invest in entrepreneurs – otherwise known as the players in the game.
The basic format of the game remains the same but in the updated version, players invest in building business headquarters.
It's slightly more relevant to 2019 than building a hotel on Mayfair, isn't it?
Acknowledging the gender pay game issue in the real world, men also earn more than women in this new version of the game.
Echoing the leap in top-earning women in the world, female players earn themselves £240 for passing "Go", while men only receive £200.
Some rules never change though – female players can still land themselves in jail and are still at risk of those "Chance" cards slapping them with a fine or luxury tax.
All business ventures are supported in this new edition of the much-loved board game, including solar heating start-ups to a new baked goods idea.
Retailing at £21.99, you can get your hands on the new board game in mid-September.
We have reached out to Monopoly to confirm an exact date the game is launched in stores and online.
But while this seems like an excellent idea, many have taken to Twitter to express their distaste.
Annika H Rothstein wrote, "So I guess this progressive new Monopoly-take is that women can’t win without preferential treatment and handouts? Way to be feminist."
Meanwhile, others hit out at the entrepreneurial jobs women were offered in the game – criticising them for steering away from the property market and focusing on baking cookies and designing shapewear.
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