For the first time ever, Mr. Monopoly has a voice that will guide players on their quest for real estate riches.
Hasbro‘s Monopoly Voice Banking Game places the iconic Mr. Monopoly into the role of banker, allowing him to control the game through an electronic lights and sounds banking unit housed in a replica of his famed top hat. Buttons on the unit represent player tokens, and Mr. Monopoly will keep tabs on all the action.
The game is said to be faster-moving than traditional Monopoly since there’s no cash or bank cards for players to keep track of. Instead, Mr. Monopoly tracks all transactions, keeping the game moving at a brisk pace peppered with commentary.
To purchase property, players will simply press their token button and state commands into the hat, such as “Buy Boardwalk.” The game includes four tokens, eight houses, 12 hotels, 16 title deeds, four reference cards, and the ever-present “Get Out of Jail Free” card.
The traditional fundamentals are all in place, with players setting out to travel around the board in hopes of collecting the most money and the highest property value. As Hasbro points out — there’s no cheating when Mr. Monopoly is leading the game.
Monopoly Voice Banking will hit retail on July 1. Preorders are already live through Walmart.