Hasbro is now selling 'Monopoly for Millennials' but some people aren't happy about it

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Hasbro recently released "Monopoly for Millennials."

  • Hasbro recently released a version of Monopoly called "Monopoly for Millennials."
  • The game's tagline is "Forget real estate. You can't afford it anyway."
  • The game allows players to collect experiences instead of buying property.
  • People on Twitter had some mixed feelings about the game.

Over the last few years, millennials - people born between the years 1982 and 2004 - have been the butt of many jokes- and now it seems they were the inspiration for a new board game. Hasbro has just released a "Monopoly for Millennials" game and people aren't quite sure how to feel about it.

The game, which is currently sold out on Walmart's website, retails for $19.82 (about R300).

It features Rich Uncle Pennybags (a version of the classic Monopoly man) prominently on the cover. He is holding a coffee cup and wearing a medal labelled "participation," mocking how millennials are sometimes referred to as the "Participation Award" generation.

"Forget real estate. You can't afford it anyway," the game's tagline reads.

According to the description of the game on the Walmart website, this version of Monopoly was made because "adulting is hard."

Instead of earning money as players do in the traditional Monopoly, players in this game collect experiences as they travel around the board.

The board features spaces like "three-day music festival," "parent's basement," and "farmer's market" and includes game pieces shaped like a hashtag and an emoji.

Many have turned to Twitter to express their feelings about the new game

Twitter is lighting up with people reacting to the game and some of them feel it's a bit unfair that a generation is being "trashed" by a board game.

Some users felt Hasbro shouldn't have made the game.

Some users proposed other generation-based versions of the game.

And many users felt the game was pretty hilarious.

This isn't the first time Hasbro has released spins on classic board games

"The Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis" was released in September.

Earlier this year, Hasbro released a series of parody board games at Target. One of the titles includes "The Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis" where, like in "Monopoly for Millennials," players pay off a "soul-crushing debt."

In the game, players are also exposed to situations like "dropping your phone in the toilet or calling in sick to binge-watch TV."

INSIDER reached out to Hasbro for comment but did not immediately receive a response.

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