Millennials are pretty sick of being targeted by older generations. It seems like everything is our fault. From the death of the diamond industry, to being "snowflakes" on social media, it's become a sport to make fun of millennials. But millennials fight back, too.
As if Monopoly wasn't already breeding gross capitalism, the makers of the "millennial" Monopoly have employed incredibly annoying stereotypes to appeal to our generation.
Let’s play a game of MILLENNIAL MONOPOLY. The rules are simple, you start with no money, you can’t afford anything,… https://t.co/UgpDmsvQDt— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) 1525641026.0
Millennial Monopoly is a thing now and the slogan is “Forget real estate....You can’t afford it anyway” Spot on....— RyGuy (@RyGuy) 1542129382.0
Next, Monopoly for Baby Boomers: where you buy property for below value price, only people of color go to jail, and… https://t.co/iat9IE0ZRd— Jon (@Jon) 1542036913.0
Such stereotypes include a hashtag as a game piece, and not having the ability to buy property. Instead, your hard earned monopoly money goes to "experiences" such as a 3-day music festival or a trip to a thrift shop.
And the way you start the game? Whoever has the most debt gets to roll first.
I'm not sure who @hasbro made Monopoly for Millennials for? As if we don't get shit on enough lol... A game about m… https://t.co/YLV0XaYQ3k— Sarah (@Sarah) 1541994220.0
Monopoly for Millennials might be one of the worst things ive ever seen you ruined monopoly— Elvis Demars (@Elvis Demars) 1542055506.0
The description on Wal-Mart's website, which reads like it was written by someone who watched a movie about millennials once, says:
"MONOPOLY FOR MILLENNIALS GAME: Adulting is hard; take a break from the rat race with this edition of the Monopoly game.
PARTY BOARD GAME: This Monopoly game is a great choice for Millennials who need a break from the life of adulting; great for parties and get-togethers."
Yeah guys, adulting is sooooo hard, let's all buy some avocado toast and talk about our trip to Austin City Limits!
this millennial monopoly thing is pissing me off way more than it fucking should— Fuck BoingBoing and fuck you for reading this shit (@Fuck BoingBoing and fuck you for reading this shit) 1541692452.0
Millennial Monopoly. It's apparently a "thing" now. https://t.co/I12FsBAQ6m— Hanna Battah (@Hanna Battah) 1542128926.0
The Monopoly Millennial Edition is somehow both relatable and condescending at the same time https://t.co/Fw7yW086LR— Kevin D. Bell (@Kevin D. Bell) 1541468836.0
Millennial Monopoly? As a GenXer, I’m embarrassed. This happens when marketers from older gens don’t listen to thei… https://t.co/GmEr6zS81H— Dillon Kalkhurst (@Dillon Kalkhurst) 1542109082.0
@Hasbro ain’t shit lmfao Hahahaha Millennial Monopoly making fun of the struggles of millennials. You are aware tha… https://t.co/d5UHs0PVzi— Goodie (@Goodie) 1542120044.0
When Hasbro accurately represents the struggle of living with no healthcare and being forced to live in a country run by a reality TV star who doesn't attend memorials because water is falling from the sky and being perpetually exasperated because Baby Boomers refuse to give us a chance to assume control, then we will think about buying THAT board game.
Until then, Millennial Monopoly can get thrown atop the trash pile with the other condescending rubbish we have to deal with on a daily basis.