New Monopoly Game Panders to Millennials in the Worst Way
It's probably not good for a product when you can look at it and instantly picture a room full of our-of-touch executives who thought it would be a good idea.
That's exactly what I see looking at Hasbro's newest release: Monopoly for Millennials. It seems like the game was designed specifically to make fun of the generation.
The whole thing is basically just a collection of stereotypes, like:
- Uncle Pennybags wearing a participation medal.
- Game pieces shaped like a hashtag and a crying-laughing emoji.
- A rule where whoever has the most debt in real life goes first.
- The slogan on the box says, "Forget real estate. You can't afford it anyway."