A family-favorite board game is getting a massive update in 2021. The Monopoly board game will update their Community Chest cards to reflect modern community matters.
Hasbro will change all 16 of Monopoly’s “community chest” cards to remove outdated concepts. The company says the classic versions, which references beauty contests and holiday funds, were “long overdue for a refresh.”
New community chest cards will focus on topics that emphasize “community.” Hasbro asked the public to vote on potential replacements, with rewards for in-game actions such as rescuing a puppy or shopping local among the options. Other cards would penalize players for forgetting to recycle or blasting music too late at night.
“The world has changed a lot since Monopoly became a household name more than 85 years ago, and clearly today community is more important than ever. We felt like 2021 was the perfect time to give fans the opportunity to show the world what community means to them through voting on new Community Chest Cards.”
-Eric Nyman, Hasbro’s chief consumer officer
Our fans can click here to vote for their choice of future Community Chest cards.
Real Life Community Chest
To further show the Monopoly brand’s commitment to community, they will be hosting the first ever Monopoly Charity Classic with a $350,000 Community Chest fund up for grabs. The celebrity-filled game of Monopoly will take place later this Spring on YouTube. Four celebrities will play to win a portion of the Community Chest to be donated to the charity of their choice. It empowers them to make a positive impact within their own community. During the game, viewers will be among the first to see some of the new Community Chest Cards coming to the game.
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