World of the Bizarre
Monopoly set in France uses real money
By T.K. Randall
February 6, 2015 · 7 comments
Monopoly can be an addictive and frustrating experience. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 James Petts
Every note in the set has been replaced with actual cash to celebrate the game's 80th anniversary.
If there's one game sure to generate arguments when it's brought out of its box at family gatherings it's Monopoly, the timeless board game in which players battle to own as much of the board as possible while draining everyone else of their hard-earned cash.
Now to celebrate 80 years since the game was released in France manufacturers are putting out 80 sets containing actual real-life money including one set in which every single paper bank note has been replaced with its real-life equivalent - a total of $23,268.
"We wanted to do something unique," said Florence Gaillard of Hasbro France. "When we asked our French customers, they told us they wanted to find real money in their Monopoly boxes."
The games containing the real money had to be carefully put together in secret and prepared so that there were no telltale signs that could give them away while sitting on store shelves.
The game itself is one of the most popular board games in the world with over half a million being sold in France each year alone. It is now available in 111 countries and in 43 different languages.
Source: Yahoo! News
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