Worried your Trial Version of socialism is about to run out?
Don’t want to let it go?
There’s no need to worry. Now you can play the home game.
After a limited run last year before Christmas, Monopoly Socialism is now widely available and much more affordable!
Monopoly Social Now Available
This Hasbro Gaming creation was selling for more than $100 before Christmas 2019.
Try as you might, it was next to impossible to get your hands on a copy of Monopoly Socialism.
Well, if you made it to 2020, you didn’t need a board game version of socialism to experience this overbearing form of government. We all got a Free Trial in the form of a pandemic-inspired lockdown.
Most of us had enough of it the day it started. Others, however, seem insistent on keeping it going.
What’s not to love?
- No job.
- Guaranteed government-issued income.
- Lines out the door at the grocery store.
- No toilet paper.
- $7 a pound for ground beef.
- Stay at Home orders.
- Mandated disease contact tracing.
- And so much more!
But it appears the good guys are winning and we’ll be back to our “aNyThiNg fOr ThE dOlLaR” ways in no time.
Thanks to the clever developers at Hasbro though, we can now experience the agony and horrors of socialism on any Family Game Night or when we have friends over (if we’re allowed to do that).
Monopoly Socialism is real. And it’s spectacular.
Plus, right now, it’s selling on Amazon for under $20. We actually ordered a copy of it at the deep discount price of just $11.13.
Monopoly Socialism Pieces
Let’s take a look at what’s inside the Monopoly Socialism box:
The Monopoly Socialism Game Board
When you see the game board, it looks pretty similar to the board game you grew up playing for hours on end. We actually have a game Monopoly still in progress since 2004.
You’ve got some classic Monopoly money that will likely end up in other board games or crinkled up on the floor. There are 2 dice, 6 game pieces, a deck of Chance cards, and a pile of Contribution chips (more on that in a second).
Of course, under socialism, you may as well give up any hope of owning property. That belongs to the government, silly.
Instead, you move your game piece around the board and contribute to community projects to build your Utopian society.
When you pass Go, everyone gets paid … YEAH!
Most of the money you pay in the game either funds community projects. Fines and fees are directed most often to a Community Fund, which also under-funds those projects.
And like most socialist societies, the Community Fund often runs dry. When that happens in Monopoly Socialism, everyone LOSES!
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The pawns in Monopoly Socialism are kinda fun but we’re not sure how they represent socialism. From the looks of it, you can pick between the following:
- Rotary telephone
- Atari-style joystick
- Tube-style television
- Early cell phone
We would like to see an updated version of the game with some more realistic game pawns:
- Participation trophy
- SNAP card
- Shoe with a toe blown out
- Roll of toilet paper
- Loaf of bread
- Can of tear gas
Here are just some of the rules to playing Monopoly Socialism:
- Passing Go: Everyone gets paid $50 from the bank. But you need to give $5 of that to the Community fund immediately.
- Chance cards: You have to play a Chance card on every turn.
- Take the Community Shuttle: These replace the railroads that built the country up so mightily. Instead of buying a railroad, you take the Shuttle. And what’s great about that is you don’t have to pay. $50 comes out of the Community Fund for your ride.
- Go to Jail: You can still wind up in Jail in Monopoly Socialism. And you can roll or pay your way out of it. But if you can’t afford it, all the other players (or Justin Timberlake) can pay your bail money.
- Projects: Rather than properties like Boardwalk or Marvin Gardens, players compete by funding Community Projects. These can be bought, sold, and traded throughout the game.
- Community Fund: If someone can’t pay to support a project, money can be taken from the Community Fund. How ideal! It’s like free money.
- Winning and Losing: You win if you place 10 Contribution chips on various projects in the game. You’re the grand champion of socialism. You win but in reality, everyone wins, right? However, if the Community Fund runs out of money, EVERYONE LOSES!
It sounds like, judging from the Amazon customer reviews, everyone loses a lot in Monopoly Socialism. It actually sounds like most of the fun is in what’s on the Chance cards.
Here’s what one butt-hurt player says:
“Bought this thinking it would be a fun take on Monopoly game play. Returned immediately – you will to. The game is more judgement of others’ lifestyles than of socialism. It teaches intolerance of lifestyles which have no impact on your life. There are penalty cards for recycling, vegan style food (several), workplace injury, and yoga. The creator of this version is greatly misinformed. Positive reviews on here are also not informed on what socialism is, and they should be ashamed to play this with children since it teaches intolerance of others’ lifestyles which don’t impact you – which their kids will take to heart throughout their life! That’s bad parenting to pass those attitudes along. This hurts the Hasbro brand for me and I am surprised they allow it to exist.”
Who knew AOC was an Amazon reviewer?
“This game is not only offensive but completely misrepresents the tenants of modern socialism. All of the game mechanics and rules, from public health to tax-based programs, is absolutely incorrect and completely taps into false narratives that conservatives today love to spew on pundit forums, news outlets, and social media. Completely biased junk.
Before you try playing this game, go do some reading to understand what socialism actually is/means and then do some further read to understand how current social programs in today’s western societies (including the United States) use basic socialist elements to provide basic safety net needs of citizens (police and fire services, safe water resources, transportation, medicare, etc.).
The bottom line: This game is *completely* offensive and represents the worst false narratives around basic socialist tenants and the programs that people in a modern society depend on.”
This reviewer obviously misses the point of socialism and a home game based on it:
“This game is not playable!!! Regardless of your feelings about socialism, this is not a game you can play. It is over in 10 minutes and nobody wins, it took longer to read the convoluted directions than to play. The makers are trying to make a point about socialism and have sacrificed a game that can be played. So disappointed that monopoly put their name on this.”
Those are just some of the 1-star reviews of the game from Amazon customers.
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