Ms. Monopoly is 'the first game where women make more than men'

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Whereas everyone collects $200 in Monopoly money in the classic board game, with Ms. Monopoly, women players receive $240 every time they pass "Go" while men get $200.

The game, where women also get a $400 higher payout of $1,900 at the start, features tokens such as a pen, a jet, a glass, a watch, a barbell, or Ms. Monopoly's white hat, and a "Boss" coffee-holding young brunette female character appears on the cover which reads: "The first game where women make more than men".

To mark the advent of "Ms. Monopoly", Hasbro doled out $20,580 - not in game money, but real cash - to a trio of teenage female inventors, the paper said: Gitanjali Rao, 13, of Denver; Sophia Wang, 16, of CT, and Ava Canney, also 16, from Ireland.

When girls play Ms. Monopoly, they will make more than male players. In a further departure from the typical rules, instead of buying properties, players invest in (actual) ideas and inventions developed by women and, instead of buying houses and hotels, players build headquarters for these startups. If you recall, Hasbro introduced a "Millennial" version of the game a year ago that was met with less than an enthusiastic response.

The pay disparity "is a fun spin in the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men", Hasbro said in a news release.

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The game's advert also says: "This is the first game where women make more than men, but who you are is up to you".

The game will launch worldwide on September 10.

To mark the rollout of the game, Hasbro gave $20,580 each - the amount of Monopoly money in each game - in real money to teen inventors (see video above) from Connecticut, Colorado and Ireland.

Others said the game still failed to recognize its capitalistic history in regards Elizabeth Magie, the progressive woman of the early 1900s who invented the game. She even patented the game in 1904.

Several changes have been made to the iconic board game for the new version.

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