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A modernized reincarnation of that most monopolous of board games
You roll the dice in an enclosed "Roll Zone". Scanners
using the latest OCR technology tally the total displayed
on the dice, which is fed to a central control computer.
The computer then lights up the square you are
supposed to move your piece to, and play cannot
continue until you move to
If you land on a Community Chest or Chance square, a
small LCD displays your randomly-selected card on the
screen, rather than dispensing an actual card.
If money is owed, such as when you pass Go or there is
a bank error in your favor, the mini ATM dispenses the
amount of cash owed to you. If you must pay the bank,
the mini ATM will also take your cash payment. The ATM
also accepts property deeds and deducts the mortgage
value from your debt, dispensing change when an
overpayment is made. In the event that a paper bill is
crumpled beyond the ATM's ability to read it, a barcode
along the edge can be scanned with a laser scanner.
The idea here is to keep at least some of the original
feel of the game by retaining paper money and paper
deeds, but to add a touch of modernity and simplify
play. No more counting cash, the ATM dispenses each
player's starting amount in the correct denominations at the
beginning of the game.
No more using a calculator to figure out if you'd be
better off paying $200.00 or 10% of your total assets.
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||houses totally out of your budget reach to buy...
|| I like this though - I was always banker and it felt like work! its a wonder that the original didn't ask for audited accounts.
||For even greater realism, after a while property prices should collapse, and then there's a long interval while the Government bails out the Bank ...
||The title had me hoping for Futuramaopoly.
||Add holographic player pieces (like what they had in Star Wars) when the technology becomes available, and I'll be buying this. Also the jail should have miniature laser-bars.
||The jail should have orange jump-suits and machine guns mounted on the corner towers.
||Hm... perhaps a little BB gun turret to shoot the hand of
anyone who tries to remove their piece from jail
||Hell, just lock the player in the closet. I mean, if they're in
jail, there's probably a good reason for it...
||What, no bitcoins? This sounds more like 1990's-opoly.
||I'm waiting for Narcopoly, the fun family game where
players vie for control of the world's drug markets.
|| Hey, somebody should probably halfbake that...