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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The major changes that have happened since the TurnOfTheMillennium saw that kind of reaction from a lot of long-time players. Those include the major graphical redesign in 2008 that ditched the hand-drawn Mr. Monopoly in favor of a [[UncannyValley creepy-looking]] CGI rendition among other changes, particularly to the North American edition [[note]](the cheapest properties changed color from purple to brown, the GO letters became black instead of red, the 10% option on Income Tax was removed and Luxury Tax was upped from $75 to $100; to be fair, all those changes were done to put the North American version in line with the UK and European versions, who had the brown group, black GO, no 10% tax and the £100 Super Tax from the start)[[/note]], the replacement of the iron token with the cat in 2013 and the replacement of the boot, thimble and wheelbarrow tokens with the T-rex, rubber

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The major changes that have happened since the TurnOfTheMillennium saw that kind of reaction from a lot of long-time players. Those include the major graphical redesign in 2008 that ditched the hand-drawn Mr. Monopoly in favor of a [[UncannyValley creepy-looking]] CGI rendition among other changes, particularly to the North American edition [[note]](the cheapest properties changed color from purple to brown, the GO letters became black instead of red, the 10% option on Income Tax was removed and Luxury Tax was upped from $75 to $100; to be fair, all those changes were done to put the North American version in line with the UK and European versions, who had the brown group, black GO, no 10% tax and the £100 Super Tax from the start)[[/note]], the replacement of the iron token with the cat in 2013 and the replacement of the boot, thimble and wheelbarrow tokens with the T-rex, rubber duck and penguin in 2017.


* FollowTheLeader: Easy Money by Milton Bradley. Officially, both games are based on an older game called The Landlord's Game, but Easy Money was released as a direct response to Monopoly's success. Continues to be published, under license, by a third party company.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The major changes that have happened since the TurnOfTheMillennium saw that kind of reaction from a lot of long-time players. Those include the major graphical redesign in 2008 that ditched the hand-drawn Mr. Monopoly in favor of a [[UncannyValley creepy-looking]] CGI rendition among other changes, particularly to the North American edition [[note]](the cheapest properties changed color from purple to brown, the GO letters became black instead of red, the 10% option on Income Tax was removed and Luxury Tax was upped from $75 to $100; to be fair, all those changes were done to put the North American version in line with the UK and European versions, who had the brown group, black GO, no 10% tax and the £100 Super Tax from the start)[[/note]], the replacement of the iron token with the cat in 2013 and the replacement of the boot, thimble and wheelbarrow tokens with the T-rex, rubber duck and penguin in 2017.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: The main reason behind the creation of the "Electronic Banking" editions of the game, which replace the now-iconic paper monopoly money with four debit cards and a card reader. Because who uses ''cash'' these days?
** Well, that and when a version decides to scale the game up to modern standards, spends millions, in cash, on skyscrapers or corporate mergers makes little sense.
** Hasbro would even go on to reuse the same tech and the "Electronic Banking" moniker for a new version of ''The TabletopGame/GameOfLife''. [[RunningGag Because who uses cash anymore?]]

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The major changes that have happened since the TurnOfTheMillennium saw that kind of reaction from a lot of long-time players. Those include the major graphical redesign in 2008 that ditched the hand-drawn Mr. Monopoly in favor of a [[UncannyValley creepy-looking]] CGI rendition among other changes, particularly to the North American edition [[note]](the cheapest properties changed color from purple to brown, the GO letters became black instead of red, the 10% option on Income Tax was removed and Luxury Tax was upped from $75 to $100; to be fair, all those changes were done to put the North American version in line with the UK and European versions, who had the brown group, black GO, no 10% tax and the £100 Super Tax from the start)[[/note]], the replacement of the iron token with the cat in 2013 and the replacement of the boot, thimble and wheelbarrow tokens with the T-rex, rubber duck and penguin in 2017.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: The main reason behind the creation of the "Electronic Banking" editions of the game, which replace the now-iconic paper monopoly money with four debit cards and a card reader. Because who uses ''cash'' these days?
** Well, that and when a version decides to scale the game up to modern standards, spends millions, in cash, on skyscrapers or corporate mergers makes little sense.
** Hasbro would even go on to reuse the same tech and the "Electronic Banking" moniker for a new version of ''The TabletopGame/GameOfLife''. [[RunningGag Because who uses cash anymore?]]


** Taken UpToEleven by "Monopoly: Longest Game Ever", which features '''66''' property squares[[labelnote:*]] but only 22 ''properties''; buying one makes you the owner of all three squares it represents[[/labelnote]] and only one die, meaning players crawl around the board at a snail's pace. The game only ends when one player owns every property on the board, and even going ''bankrupt'' doesn't get you out of the game.

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** Taken UpToEleven by "Monopoly: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Longest Game Ever", Ever]]", which features '''66''' property squares[[labelnote:*]] but only 22 ''properties''; buying one makes you the owner of all three squares it represents[[/labelnote]] and only one die, meaning players crawl around the board at a snail's pace. The game only ends when one player owns every property on the board, and even going ''bankrupt'' doesn't get you out of the game.

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** Taken UpToEleven by "Monopoly: Longest Game Ever", which features '''66''' property squares[[labelnote:*]] but only 22 ''properties''; buying one makes you the owner of all three squares it represents[[/labelnote]] and only one die, meaning players crawl around the board at a snail's pace. The game only ends when one player owns every property on the board, and even going ''bankrupt'' doesn't get you out of the game.


* EarWorm: That jazzy theme song.

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* MisaimedFandom: The game was intended to teach the evils and greed of capitalism. Ironically, fans enjoy the capitalism theme in the game because it gives them the opportunity to have endless wealth.


** Cropping the box-art to have the Monopoly Man point at the letters "NO", and use it as a reaction image.

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** Cropping the box-art to have the Mr. Monopoly Man point at the letters "NO", and use it "NO". Often used as a reaction image.

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** Cropping the box-art to have the Monopoly Man point at the letters "NO", and use it as a reaction image.

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** Hasbro would even go on to reuse the same tech and the "Electronic Banking" moniker for a new version of ''The TabletopGame/GameOfLife''. [[RunningGag Because who uses cash anymore?]]


* MisBlamed: Monopoly's infamous reputation for being a overly long game is usually caused by HouseRules, the two biggest ones being No Auctions and the Free Parking Jackpot. Games can still be tedious without these, it's not as well-balanced as modern tabletop games, and the fun of trading is only as fun as the people you're playing with, but those two house rules are still responsible for more of the grief than many rants will let on.

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* MisBlamed: Monopoly's infamous reputation for being a an overly long game is usually caused by HouseRules, the two biggest ones being No Auctions and the Free Parking Jackpot. Games can still be tedious without these, it's not as well-balanced as modern tabletop games, and the fun of trading is only as fun as the people you're playing with, but those two house rules are still responsible for more of the grief than many rants will let on.


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The main reason behind the creation of the "Electronic Banking" editions of the game, which replace the now-iconic paper monopoly money with four debit cards and a card reader. Because who uses ''cash'' these days?
** Well, that and when a version decides to scale the game up to modern standards, spends millions, in cash, on skyscrapers or corporate mergers makes little sense.


** "You won second prize in a beauty contest. Collect $11."

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** "You won second prize in a beauty contest. Collect $11.$10."


* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The major changes that have happened since the TurnOfTheMillennium saw that kind of reaction from a lot of long-time players. Those include the major graphical redesign in 2008 that ditched the hand-drawn Mr. Monopoly in favor of a [[UncannyValley creepy-looking]] CGI rendition among other changes, particularly to the North American edition [[note]](the cheapest properties changed color from purple to brown, the GO letters became black instead of red, the 10% option on Income Tax was removed and Luxury Tax was upped from $75 to $100; to be fair, all those changes were done to put the North American version in line with the UK and European versions, who had the brown group, black GO, no 10% tax and the £100 Super Tax from the start)[[/note]], the replacement of the iron token with the cat in 2013 and the replacement of the boot, thimble and wheelbarrow tokens with the T-rex, rubber duck and penguin.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The major changes that have happened since the TurnOfTheMillennium saw that kind of reaction from a lot of long-time players. Those include the major graphical redesign in 2008 that ditched the hand-drawn Mr. Monopoly in favor of a [[UncannyValley creepy-looking]] CGI rendition among other changes, particularly to the North American edition [[note]](the cheapest properties changed color from purple to brown, the GO letters became black instead of red, the 10% option on Income Tax was removed and Luxury Tax was upped from $75 to $100; to be fair, all those changes were done to put the North American version in line with the UK and European versions, who had the brown group, black GO, no 10% tax and the £100 Super Tax from the start)[[/note]], the replacement of the iron token with the cat in 2013 and the replacement of the boot, thimble and wheelbarrow tokens with the T-rex, rubber duck and penguin.penguin in 2017.


* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A lot of long-time players were not happy with the 2017 update of the game that retired the classic boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow tokens with the more arbitrary T-rex, rubber duck, and penguin. The previous retirement of the iron in favor of the cat in 2013 saw similar reactions.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A The major changes that have happened since the TurnOfTheMillennium saw that kind of reaction from a lot of long-time players players. Those include the major graphical redesign in 2008 that ditched the hand-drawn Mr. Monopoly in favor of a [[UncannyValley creepy-looking]] CGI rendition among other changes, particularly to the North American edition [[note]](the cheapest properties changed color from purple to brown, the GO letters became black instead of red, the 10% option on Income Tax was removed and Luxury Tax was upped from $75 to $100; to be fair, all those changes were not happy done to put the North American version in line with the 2017 update UK and European versions, who had the brown group, black GO, no 10% tax and the £100 Super Tax from the start)[[/note]], the replacement of the game that retired iron token with the classic cat in 2013 and the replacement of the boot, thimble, thimble and wheelbarrow tokens with the more arbitrary T-rex, rubber duck, duck and penguin. The previous retirement of the iron in favor of the cat in 2013 saw similar reactions.penguin.


** Passing up two experienced hosts of the genre ([[Series/DoubleDare1986 Marc Summers]] and [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]]) for a former ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' contestant who had no TV experience?

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** Passing up two experienced hosts of the genre ([[Series/DoubleDare1986 Marc Summers]] and [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]]) for a former ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' contestant who had no TV experience?experience? (To be fair, both had to be passed up for reasons beyond the show's control, but still...)


* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Since it's been the best-known and most commonly played commercial board game in the Western world for nearly eight decades, it's probably not too surprising that a lot of folks have become a little sick of ''Monopoly'' by now. Check in at [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1406/monopoly BoardGameGeek.com]] sometime to peruse the litany of complaints that many folks have with the game.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A lot of long-time players were not happy with the 2017 update of the game that retired the classic boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow tokens with the more arbitrary T-rex, rubber duck, and penguin.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Since it's been the best-known and most commonly played commercial board game in the Western world for nearly eight decades, it's probably not too surprising that a lot of folks have become a little sick of ''Monopoly'' by now. Check in at [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1406/monopoly BoardGameGeek.com]] sometime to peruse the litany of complaints that many folks have with the game.
game -- board game enthusiasts are especially annoyed by its ubiquity since many associate "board games" with ''Monopoly'' and bad memories of playing it, discouraging them from trying other, much better games.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A lot of long-time players were not happy with the 2017 update of the game that retired the classic boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow tokens with the more arbitrary T-rex, rubber duck, and penguin. The previous retirement of the iron in favor of the cat in 2013 saw similar reactions.

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