The New Monopoly Has a Voice Controlled AI Banker That Will Never Cheat

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There are few activities that can turn the polite and civil discourse of a family gathering into a shouting match faster than a game of Monopoly. The latest edition replaces the designated banker with an intelligent, voice-activated top hat that handles all of the game’s financial transactions, giving players an…

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The Newest and Purist Version of Monopoly Is Just a Gun That Shoots Money

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No game on Earth better represents the American dream than Monopoly. But at its heart, the classic board game isn’t about buying properties, going to jail, or running the local utilities; it’s about amassing wealth. So with Monopoly Cash Grab, Hasbro has distilled the game down to its purest form, replacing the board,…

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Rick and Morty Get Szechuan Sauce, Black Mirror Goes Social, and More in Tabletop Gaming News

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Welcome back to another installment of Gaming Shelf, our regular column where we look at the coolest board games and tabletop roleplaying games out there. This week, we’ve got a cool new Kickstarter for an Assassin’s Creed roleplaying game, the long-awaited arrival of Betrayal Legacy, and a whole bunch more. Didn’t…

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Optimus Prime Replaces the Matrix of Leadership With a Watch, and More of the Wildest Toys of the Week

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all the wonderfully weird and wallet-draining toys we’ve seen floating around the internet. This week: Fantastic Beasts comes to Hot Toys, Monopoly’s got something to say about kids these days, and the fluffiest answer to Super Smash Bros. possible.

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