A new version of the popular board game Monopoly was introduced
to the UK this week. It's a new modern version that instead of issuing paper money, gives the players the $200 for passing Go on a debit card.
The new version of the game may get an introduction here in the United States.
Now, my first question is--dear heavens, is this going to be another pin number for us to remember?
My other one is--I enjoyed playing Monopoly a good deal as a child and still do to this day. It was fun, but it also had the added bonus of being slightly educational in that you had to be able to add, subtract and make change. I've noticed over the past few years, making change and doing calculations in your head can be a bit disconcerting to the new waves of cashiers I come across (don't believe me...offer them three cents if the total is $19.53 and you give them, say $20.03 after they've punched $20.00 into the register....). So, will this new Monopoly game mean this skill will be further diminished?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/26/2006 03:41:00 PM