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Monopoly board game trains kids for paperless money system.

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posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 10:21 AM
Check it out:

Kraptastrophe: Is Monopoly Indoctrinating Your Children?

One humorous side note is that in addition to this new emphasis on not using cash, the board game also features updated game pieces, so that players are now represented by such things as a Segway scooter or a flat-panel TV.

The layers of irony here are quite thick.

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 10:22 AM
How Ironic... Monopoly trained all of us to use value-less fiat currency and we gobbled it up. No sprise that they would use the game to move the agenda forward once again.


posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 10:24 AM
reply to post by flightsuit

I said a while back that 'Monopoly' was an idea cooked up by a Capitalist... it's all about 'greed' and how you should eat up everything in sight to force others into debt or out into the streets.... if you don't pay then you go to jail... it's strange coz when i was young i used to enjoy playing the game but as i'm now older, i see it for what it is....

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 10:38 AM
wow. I must be stupid! I like thimbles, rolls royce phantoms and monocles. and bronzed baby shoes! oh how your NWO agenda was lost on me!

oops only adults with too much free time believe this..................

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 11:06 AM
I think someone is grasping for straws with this one. I think it's just Milton Bradley's way of keeping up with the times and building a better game for their customers. I have two opinions about this ..

The "old" paper currency style game is better for younger kids as it helps them with counting and arithmetic skills.

But now that my daughter is older, 11, then the new style Debit Card game would make for a better gaming experience and more fun for a family.

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 11:28 AM
Modern day children don't play monopoly, it's much like saying "Tintin is training kids to be nazis!" (Based on the tintin is a supporter of the nazi party rumour), "Star Trek is training kids to fly constitution/galaxy/intrepid starships!".

It's typical ATS if it's new and i'm not a fan of it / there was no reason to change it / I can't explain it / it involves a guy with a monocle it's a conspiracy

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 11:54 AM
This is being a little paranoid I think....Monopoly..really?

I'll remember that the next time I see people giving out Hanukkah guild to the kids next year...give me a break.

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 12:04 PM
Sure - it might

but then again given my daughter has a DSi, Playstation 3, PSP, Wii, Laptop and Mobile phone - I think the chances of a board game being found in our house are about as likely as a T-Rex being kept as a pet!

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 12:07 PM
lol when i was a kid i could ever understand how to play monopoly correctly* i just liked playing with th small pieces, acting like i was ric snob to my sister. bwahaha have some money peasant, here have a large sum of money* arrogent stupid things like that.
Wish theyde make a NWO board game! complete with ATM machines, how to steel from them ebfore they steel yuor tax money, police dressed up for control n brutality, and nuclear warheads* oh and the white house or pentagon in middle of board, as cneter of dictatorship now that would be some game!

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 12:08 PM
lol in on absract, hey at least we shuold teah them properly, not how to step on and fire yuor friends so yuo can get ahead in life reposse thier belongings n stuff.

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 12:36 PM
A friend of mine saw this and here's what he had to say:

I worked at Target for a short while and they started carrying Ouija Boards too. In the children's section. Oh, the irony. Guess they think that most kids are too young to remember The Exorcist. When i pointed this out to parents with kids, some looked horrified, others laughed! "Here honey...say hello to Captain Howdy!"

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 12:44 PM
My biggest problem with monopoly is that it takes too long.

Nobody wanted to be the banker and deal with handling out the money. And when somebody did volunteer to be the bank, they usually padded their account.

Sorry, I just see monopoly as a board game.

If anybody is teaching my kids a paperless money system, it is I.

I seldom use cash and my kids know all my pin numbers.

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 01:26 PM

it involves a guy with a monocle it's a conspiracy

HA! That cracks me up. I love it.

Monopoly has to change like everything else does to keep up with what people want. Technology makes it more difficult for classic games to be fun because kids are so used to touch screen this and button that. I'm the same way. I own an iPod touch and frequently find myself trying to enlarge things with my fingers on other devices. Once on a menu. Not my shining moment.

I do love board games and plan on playing many of them with my soon to be born baby, when he or she is old enough. They're great for bonding and fun competition between people. Last night I played Clue for three hours and about killed Professor Plum in the kitchen with the candlestick myself. ha.

Let's stop trying to put a conspiracy spin on everything and take it for what it is. A new board game that is designed to sell in an age where battery operated rules.

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 01:27 PM
I played a game of Monopoly (the board game) just TWO days ago. I won the game and was not the banker

Yes its a monopoly, yes the monopoly guy looks like Rockefeller; no conspiracy here.

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 07:31 PM
I'm not saying the frickin' Bilderbergers picked up the phone and ordered Hasbro to make this version of Monopoly, so everybody please stop saying I'm blowing things out of proportion. That's not how these types of things work. Of course there were numerous, perfectly innocent steps, taken by perfectly innocent people, during the creation of this game. That doesn't change the fact that it's a significant sign of the times. Nor does it change the fact that it will serve to acclimate people to the idea of a paperless money system.

As Richard C. Hoagland often says, "The lie is different at every level."

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 07:37 PM
reply to post by flightsuit

but you are

you brought this up and promoted your own blog with it!

Hasbro commercialise a game - you did the same to promote your blog

and as we have all posted

monopoly isnt that important - your blog seems to be

In a world where children die on a whim of a countrys premier - Hasbro is by far the lesser of many evils

posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 03:48 AM
Oh, for crying out loud! It's just interesting, OK? It's just something that ought to make you go "Hmmmm!"

Not everything has to be hotly debated, you know.

If you can't see the blatantly obvious irony, humor, and dark implications of what I've posted, then I'm really confused as to why you'd even be on ATS, let alone reading threads in the General Conspiracies forum.

posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 03:55 AM
I have to admit whille playing the gameas a kid, whenever I was the Banker, i definately cheated on more than one occaision. Just slid a few thousand under the board once in a while, the other players never knew, untill I bought up all the property and sent them all to jail. I was the NWO

posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 04:01 AM

Originally posted by Silk

Hasbro commercialise [SIC] a game - you did the same to promote your blog

a) The issue here is not whether Hasbro has commercialized the game of Monopoly. The manufacture, distribution, and sale of board games has always been a commercial venture, and nobody's saying there's anything wrong with that.

b) How is me providing a link to my blog (which is not monetized) in any way, shape or form similar to Hasbro's board game business?

and as we have all posted

monopoly isnt [SIC] that important - your blog seems to be

In a world where children die on a whim of a countrys [SIC] premier - Hasbro is by far the lesser of many evils

If you're not aware of the connection between the banking industry, fiat money, the US Federal Reserve, and the for-profit wars which cause so many children to die, you really, seriously need an education.

Nobody is implying that Hasbro is "evil," or that they're doing anything comparable to killing children. I'm just saying that this is something which bears further scrutiny. Do you really find it so hard to believe that the leisure-time products we're being encouraged to buy might possibly be crafted to support certain agendas and foster certain ways of thinking in the populace at large? That's certainly true of film, television, and print media. Why wouldn't it be true for toys and games?

Your obtuseness troubles me.

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