Ms. Monopoly, a new version of the classic board game which will celebrate female entrepreneurs, is to hit the stores soon.
The game, announced by manufacturers Hasbro on Tuesday, features the character Ms. Monopoly on the front of the box, described as “an advocate whose mission is to invest in female entrepreneurs."
Instead of streets and properties, squares on the board feature “inventions and innovations made possible by women throughout history," Hasbro said.
Instead of building houses and hotels, players will build headquarters for their businesses. Inventions featured include WiFi, bulletproof vests and chocolate chip cookies, while train stations have been replaced by ride shares.
And in a twist on traditional gameplay, women will make more than men – receiving $240 when they pass Go, while male players receive $200.
It is described by Hasbro as “a fun spin in the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men." Adding, “if men play their cards right, they can make more money too."
To mark the release of the game, Hasbro gave $20,580, which is the amount of money in a game of Monopoly, to three young female inventors, including 16-year-old Ava Canney from Londonderry in Northern Ireland.
MEET MS. MONOPOLY! Mr. Monopoly's niece, a self-made investment guru, is here to celebrate women trailblazers and u… https://t.co/K87qCsXLaP— Hasbro (@Hasbro) 1568107894.0
“It was truly a once in a lifetime experience! I had so much fun filming. I am so grateful to hasbro and everyone who helped this project come to life!" Ava, who invented a spectrometer which measures the amount of dye in fizzy drinks, tweeted.
And, the internet is loving the game:
I really love the concept of #msmonopoly its a really fresh breath of air in the board games world— akibrento (comics boy) (@akibrento (comics boy)) 1568118201.0
*cough Kylie Jenner cough*
Women are awesome.
@Hasbro Wow. This was pretty good. A good change/innovation and option. So many things in the world would not have… https://t.co/K7LM2SiY6c— Moorish Brooklyn 🇲🇦🇯🇲 (@Moorish Brooklyn 🇲🇦🇯🇲) 1568123771.0
Others are wondering what's next.
@Hasbro Now you just need an Operation game where the patient is denied coverage for all preexisting conditions.— 🔥🔥🔥 (@🔥🔥🔥) 1568124277.0
The game will begin appearing in stores worldwide later this month.