Hasbro has just released a ‘Monopoly for Millennials’ game and it’s depicting some very real stereotypes for the millennial generation that is apparently bothersome to many. The front of the board game features Mr. Monopoly wearing a medal, holding a coffee, wearing headphones, and taking a ‘selfie’.
“Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway,” is the slogan on the cover of the board game. Many people are taking to social media to express how they feel towards these jabs at the millennial generation, while others think it’s pretty amusing how on point it is.
Hasbro released a statement upon the backlash they received for releasing the game. The statement read:
“We created Monopoly for Millennials to provide fans with a lighthearted game that allows millennials to take a break from real life and laugh at the relatable experiences and labels that can sometimes be placed on them… With many of us being millennials ourselves, we understand the seemingly endless struggles and silly generalizations that young millennials can face (and we can’t even!).”
What are other people saying?
As we said before, many people aren’t happy, mostly millennials that feel attacked or offended by the stereotypes.
— Morgan (@morganlizzie95) November 14, 2018
One Twitter user called the game ‘the most condescending game ever created’. She also stated that it’s not the millennial’s faults that they’re broke and to leave them alone. Yikes.
What?! @Hasbro's #Millennial Monopoly says "forget real estate, you cant afford it anyway." Hopefully they'll be donating the proceeds to student debt relief. (which is why millennials can't afford real estate) https://t.co/Xw1Vmo9tNE
— Emily Roehler (@EmilyRoehler) November 12, 2018
Another Twitter user got down and dirty with some hard-hitting opinions, stating that Hasbro should donate the proceeds from the product to student debt relief, claiming that as a reason behind why millennials can’t afford real estate.
Also there's fewer spaces on this game board than a usual monopoly game board
Presumably because millennials are too lazy for a full game of monopoly pic.twitter.com/3sZpcyfop0
— Jason, SHIFTer (@envinyon) November 7, 2018
One Twitter user had a much different perspective on the game. He mentioned that there are noticeably fewer spaces on the board, but made the joke that it was “presumably because millennials are too lazy for a full game of monopoly.”
I don't know what's funnier:
A) Millennial Monopoly
B) Millennials mad about Millennial Monopoly
— Samuel T. Dimwit, Esq. (@thedimwit) November 14, 2018
And finally, this Twitter user took to social media to express his amusement over the game and how millennials are freaking out about the game.
Despite the backlash that the game has received from millennials, Hasbro has created a winner. The game goes for $19.82 and is available exclusively at Walmart. It’s so popular that it’s already been listed as ‘out of stock’ on Walmart’s website, so it’s clear that no matter who’s buying it, many people are giving it a try and seeing what the hype is about!