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by Randy Cassingham

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Hasbro has released a new version of the Monopoly board game in Britain. “We started looking at what Monopoly would look like if we designed it today,” said Chris Weatherhead, a Hasbro spokesman in the U.K. “We noticed consumers are using debit cards, carrying around cash a lot less.” Thus, the new version, dubbed “Monopoly Here & Now”, won’t come with any money, but rather Visa-branded debit cards and a terminal for the banker. Rather than earning 200 pounds for passing “Go”, players will now get 2 million pounds. The new rent for Mayfair (the British equivalent for Boardwalk) was not reported. (AP) ...Boy, if you think fast food clerks these days can’t count out change, just wait.
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