Get Woke, Go Broke? 'Monopoly' Board Game Undergoing 'Long Overdue' Changes to Emphasize 'Community'

Nick Kangadis | March 22, 2021

Why do these “woke” people hate everything the average person loves but themselves? This “woke” garbage has permeated the corporate world as well, infecting the current crop of executives and decision makers. Now apparently, the classic board game “Monopoly” will be getting an update for the first time in 85 years.

According to Fox Business:

Hasbro will change all 16 of Monopoly’s “community chest” cards to remove outdated concepts. The company said the classic versions of the cards, which included prompts referencing 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.

What weak, culturally-scrubbed replacements.

Hasbro’s cheif consumer officer Eric Nyman felt that now is the “perfect time” to change “what community means” when it comes to the Community Chest cards.”

“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,” Nyman said. “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.”

Was there a big call for the change? Was it those nutjobs on Twitter that called for this? 

I don’t understand the current trend of companies messing with what has worked for the longest time. It’s like they feel that if they alienate at least half their audience that it’ll somehow take their companies to heights never before seen. There’s a reason that the phrase “Get woke, go broke” exists.

Now, the changes aren’t exactly the “wokest” I’ve ever seen, but they’re so vanilla and boring that cancel culture had to have been taken into account when deciding on the changes.

Aren’t there a million different varieties of “Monopoly,” anyway? Why change the original when you could just make a new one for a new audience and continuing selling the classic version?