If, for no other reason than to piss off any liberals who happen to be in my home (which is rare), I just ordered this “mean-spirited” game.
Full disclosure, my kids are much better at Monopoly—well, all board games, really—than am I.
However, when I saw that there is a parody of Hasbro’s Monopoly board game called Monopoly: Socialism–Winning is for Capitalists, I had to order it.
Unfortunately, unlike others who have said they found it at their local Target store, I could not find it on Target’s website at all.
As a result, it was ordered (at a premium) via Amazon.com. [Naturally.]
Here’s how Fox & Friends described the game:
The satirical twist on the decades-old game replaces Monopoly’s traditional player tokens with a phonograph, a pocket watch and an old fashioned rotary phone. And instead of players collecting $200 when they pass “Go,” the socialism-themed edition instructs players that will receive a $50 “living wage”.
Although it is pretty rare that a bonafide liberal stays at my house—the Gadsden flag flying high out front is usually a good deterrent—if, per chance, one or two liberals do stop by and there’s nothing better to do, why not have a fun time with them by playing a board game?
Heck, if I lose and they win, then I can mock them for being “capitalists” (I win)…and if they lose? Well, I win again and at least they might learn a valuable lesson in economics.
Of course, actual socialists on the internet are not happy at all about the theme of the game.
1.0 out of 5 stars Ugly, unfunny, and based on false stereotypes and misinformation. Snarkily mocks concepts that are actually helpful to society. Supposed to be “funny” I guess? Interesting that the underlying message is that capitalism is great, and yet the manufacturers produced such a shoddy product. — Rhonda B.
After #Monopoly gave generations of children warm fuzzy views of predatory #capitalism, here comes #MonopolySocialism to reinforce the Trump version of #socialism: everything is gray, there's no food, & the CIA is totally not responsible for your suffering https://t.co/zWl3886Fbn
— Helen of desTroy (@velocirapture23) August 23, 2019
#monopolysocialism is what capitalists THINK socialism is. Idk how we can take them seriously when they don't even know that the original monopoly game was a critique of capitalism. https://t.co/sCCDAeN26M
— Unapologetically Progressive (@uncorruptleft) August 23, 2019
I bought a copy of Hasbro's mean-spirited and woefully ill-informed "MONOPOLY: SOCIALISM" board game so you don't have to – a thread 1/ pic.twitter.com/YhZWDjkAnj
— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) August 21, 2019
“Let’s mock socialism by making fun of people who want to save the planet from climate change and want all kids to succeed in schools. Yes! These are the pillars of socialism.”
— Dean Stevenson (@deanlstevenson) August 22, 2019
Others, though, are finding great humor in the idea of the game:
In Socialism Monopoly, leftists turn cities into homeless-tented needle-strewn wastelands, while the community organizers buy $15M mansions in Martha's Vineyard.
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 22, 2019
Do they have💩💩💩pieces you place on your property in Socialism Monopoly?
— Lake Bum (@dustopian) August 22, 2019
Thanks for the recommendation. Looking forward to buying it for all my nephews and nieces this Christmas.
— … your Mom (@AmericanHomocon) August 22, 2019
Oh Lord. Have to protect the delicate feelings of the left again.
— ❄️Esdeath’s Salty Sadism Memes❄️ (@ManWithTheBFG) August 24, 2019
right-wingers in the replies be like pic.twitter.com/Cj5UPyGfox
— Exalt (@Exalt4747) August 22, 2019
- A big top-hat tip to PJ Media’s John Ellis.