In a heated game of Monopoly, there was always a certain gravitas in being the banker, the player who keeps a close eye on the money and ensures that everyone plays by the rules. Without the banker, cheating would be almost inevitable.
But what if cheating were the whole point of the game? That’s the case in a new edition of Monopoly, which Hasbro will release in the fall, according to Insider.
The cheaters edition follows the rules of classic Monopoly, except that this version encourages players to break them. In addition to the community chest and chance cards, this version includes 15 cheat cards. At any point, five of these can be in the middle of the board. They encourage players to cheat in various ways, including collecting rent on another player’s property and stealing money from the bank.
That last one shouldn’t be too difficult since “for the first time in Monopoly history, there is no designated Banker,” Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of Hasbro Gaming, told Insider. “Players are in control of the Bank on their turn, and pass it to the next player when their turn is over, making it easier to pull [off] ‘cheats.’ ”