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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Capitalism is Pretty in Pink

Thanks to the folk who put me onto Monopoly Boutique Edition.

It's actually been around for a while now, by the look of it, but its selling point compared to its more traditional - ahem - brother game is this:
.....dressed up in pink and all about stuff you love! Buy boutiques and shopping centres, go on a shopping spree, pay your mobile phone bill and get text and instant messages. 
I think the most telling sentence though is this one:
Best of all, the game is stored in a beautiful keepsake box.
Yep. In the original game, it's about the cut and thrust of raw capitalism. Evil moguls stab each other in the back in order to gain sole exploitation rights on the metropolitan property market. That's a bit scary for we gentler ones, whose take on capitalism is summed up in the aspirations of a Valley Girl.

But even so, the game's gonna have rules. You need to be able to give the right money to the other players - implying numeracy. So the game mechanics aren't the best bit about the game. The best bit of the game is that the box looks pretty in a pink bedroom.

I'm hoping that this is just like the Pope's crow-hunting hawk. An April Fool that's been around and everyone's forgotten it was a joke. I'm not holding my breath though.

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