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Monday, July 24, 2006

Trend: Cashless Society: Monopoly Debit

For the latest edition of the 18th billion Monopoly variation "Here and Now," Parker Brothers will begin phasing out multi-colored cash in favour of a Visa debit card system. The whole idea of using cash cards in children's games isn't new, anybody remember Mall Madness?:

I can only assume that this will lead to a new generation of children developing age-old sneaky monopoly tactics in new and modern ways. Will brothers steal each others identities? Will players have to manage both a monopoly checking and savings account? Will the little debit machine accrue interest on that? Is parking ever really free?

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