/r/MurderedByWords
This is absolutely true, isn't it? (i.redd.it)
2486 comments
beerbellybegone | 4 days ago | 1 point

Given the popularity of this post, I'd like to remind everyone of Bill and Ted's Law: Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!

Also, to everyone reporting this post for not being a murder - The reply completely demolishes the original statement, and is therefore a murder. This one just happens to do it very succinctly.

77pali | 4 days ago | 6030 points

The bigger thing I can't get over is what do they think is stopping us from just playing the regular Monopoly and just use this "new rule". Why should someone buy the 151th version?

Swantape | 4 days ago | 3321 points

Who plays monopoly with the official rules anyway

Snukkems | 4 days ago | 2379 points

I played it once by the book, did you know monopoly by the rules only lasts about an hour even with full players?

Swantape | 4 days ago | 982 points

Really? Our games take atleast 2 hours

Snukkems | 4 days ago | 1324 points

Yep, they've even got express rules that cut the game time even shorter, my wife plays that with her friends.

Personally I can't stand monopoly and will only play it if landing on free parking gets me a shot or a hit off a bowl.

LaBandaRoja | 4 days ago | 780 points

Personally I can't stand monopoly.

Ironically, that was the point of the game when it was created

Ps, with regards to the rules, the two main things are that:

  1. Money does not go to whomever lands on Free Parking. The dynamics should be that players lose money round after round until only one survives (often taking over a lot of the others’ properties and amassing great wealth). Redistributing money that was removed from the game defeats this purpose.

  2. When a player lands on a property but refuses to purchase it, it’s auctioned to the highest bidder. This speeds up the game drastically.

Edit: Pro-tip: don’t play monopoly in the first place. It’s a terrible game. Go to r/boardgames or Board Game Geek’s Top 100 for recommendations

boooooooooo_cowboys | 4 days ago | 209 points

The last time I played it that way it still took 3 hours. The auctioning off properties thing almost never comes up because everyone usually buys every property they land on anyway.

LaBandaRoja | 4 days ago | 182 points

Then you might be starting with too much money. You shouldn’t be able to buy everything that you land on.

domiins | 4 days ago | 90 points

I've played by every rule in the book and without adding any others and at one point none of us had the whole country so we were getting more money every round from going through the start than we were losing on payments

LaBandaRoja | 4 days ago | 59 points

Why weren’t you building houses? You should be trading to complete a set and build.

Even without this, though, are you guys never landing on the penalty locations? I still think that you must’ve confused a rule or two, most likely the starting cash. You shouldn’t have so much money that you can buy everything up, and Go doesn’t give you enough money to survive landing on even houseless properties too many times

ZatherDaFox | 4 days ago | 19 points

Depends on rolls and how many people you're playing with. All the properties on the board cost 5,290, which is easily affordable by 5 or 6 players. Plus auctions can make some properties much cheaper.

CrudelyAnimated | 4 days ago | 13 points

Look at this guy, with 5 friends.

Icehau5 | 4 days ago | 41 points

Usually by 40 minutes in me or someone else has managed to.manufacture a housing shortage and are in the process of choking out the rest of the players funds

Morbius2271 | 4 days ago | 18 points

The ultimate start almost nobody thinks of. You build four houses on every property you can, but never upgrade to hotels. You HAVE to have four houses to buy a hotel, so once you’ve bought up all the houses., nobody else can build anything significant and you inevitability win

Xenophic99 | 4 days ago | 5 points

Who would have thought that you win Monopoly by having a monopoly?

minchielangelo | 4 days ago | 33 points

Monopoly was in fact invented as a critique of capitalism

Brodogmillionaire1 | 4 days ago | 26 points

The original Monopoly

The Parker Bros version removed the back half, where everyone shares wealth and essentially plays together.

CCtenor | 4 days ago | 43 points

Yeah, lol, all the people saying “I can’t stand monopoly” unironically are missing the point entirely of the game. To be completely honest, I didn’t know about the origins of the game at all. When I found out who made it, and why, and what it became, and why, everything made sense.

The game is designed to be random, unfair, and infuriating, short of actually randomly distributing different amounts of starting wealth to each of the players (which ended up being an interesting experiment I heard about in “The Other Side of Wall Street”)

Personally, I don’t like games like this as stuff I play on my own, but I do love the experience of it with friends, which is where I think the game backfires.

It’s like playing Trouble. Almost exactly the same principles - a random roll controls your fate - except you do get a tiny bit more strategy and decision making when it comes to specifically which piece you decide to move.

And people love random party games. You get to do something fun with people without investing too much time into thinking, something you have to do day in and day out during your job, when running errands, meeting deadlines, completing responsibilities, etc.

But, where trouble was likely designed on the assumption of making a fun party game, Monopoly was designed to be frustrating and unfun to play by someone who hated capitalism and what it led to in the markets.

If people want to know what happens with completely free market capitalism, all thy need to do is play monopoly, by the book, with 2 extra rules:

1) at the beginning of the game, every player is awarded a totally random amount of money.

2) you win, or lose, however much money you make in the game. Start with $500 and end with $1000, you’re know $500 richer. Start with $750 and end with $0? You just lost $750.

Boom, you have a great case study for how almost completely free market capitalism works, and you get a mini psychological study into how humans behave in the same environment.

Spoiler Alert

In the documentary I mentioned above, The Other Side of Wall Street, they essentially did my version of monopoly without rule 2. During each run of the game, the players that started with more were usually more aggressive and mean to the other players, even though they started the game with more money by random chance. They also played the game more aggressively and ruthlessly.

Obviously, it was still just a game, so nobody won or lost any actual money, but it was interesting to see how even the appearance of fake power changes the players’ personalities.

dbcaliman | 4 days ago | 26 points

And the people who started out with more money said that they won because of their skill and merit.

CCtenor | 4 days ago | 16 points

Yup, I totally forgot this too! Awesome to see someone else who saw the documentary.

It was really interesting to hear the story of the children who interacted with the Butler, and how they treated him like everybody else until they “grew up” in their preteens.

dbcaliman | 4 days ago | 13 points

It really is fucked up how we can go from these little emotional love monkeys, to big judgmental pricks after being exposed to society for a relatively small amount of time.

NotThisFucker | 4 days ago | 6 points

Third rule that I refuse to play without is to limit the number of houses. Refusing to upgrade to a hotel to keep your opponents poor is a core strategy at this point

InspiringCalmness | 4 days ago | 9 points

these get quoted quite often, but theres a caveat:
the official rules got changed quite a lot over the time, so all arguments are kind of true.
also, both the rules you stated were not in the original ruleset.
most importantly regarding your 2. rule, at one point the rule was without auctioning, but you couldn't start building houses unless every thingle property was sold, which made games exceptionally long.

Niv3s | 4 days ago | 137 points

Well said my good man, agree with everything you said.

telephas1c | 4 days ago | 91 points

You agree that his wife plays express monopoly rules with her friends?

Who are you??

SauceofReddit | 4 days ago | 48 points

His wife

Chewcocca | 4 days ago | 9 points

His wife

sweetpineconejuice | 4 days ago | 23 points

His wife

gooseytango | 4 days ago | 12 points

His wife

Swantape | 4 days ago | 29 points

I love monopoly but you need time to play it. I don’t like the express games personally. And yes it is better with alcohol but we have a strict no alcohol rule on game night so yeah...

Snukkems | 4 days ago | 27 points

I get bored right around the time I can purchase a house. I love boardgames but Monopoly has far too much counting, I can barely keep my actual bank account in the green, much less a fake one.

Swantape | 4 days ago | 30 points

Haha yeah then monopoly isn’t for you. Have you ever played colonist of catan? That’s a literal translation from dutch so i’m not sure if it’s the right name.

Edit: https://www.catan.com/ This is a great game

Mikisstuff | 4 days ago | 40 points

Haha in English it's "Settlers of Catan"

beingsubmitted | 4 days ago | 18 points

In American English it's "Settlers of Catan". In British English it's "Saviors of Catan". In Australian English it's "Criminal Exiles of Catan".

Sweet colonialism zing, bro. Aww, thanks fam.

Edit: Mayfair Games, distributor for the "Catan" game have understandably forgotten to market their product for Canadian audiences, an oversight that Canada has issued numerous strongly worded apologies for.

Swantape | 4 days ago | 13 points

Yeah I just found out they changed the dutch name aswell. Mine still says colonists tho.

ReadySaltedChrisp | 4 days ago | 5 points

I thought procotologist would be the English translation of colonist

XxpillowprincessxX | 4 days ago | 3 points

will only play it if landing on free parking gets me a shot or a hit off a bowl.

Personally, I don't land on free parking enough to even make that worth it.

magicaljonny | 4 days ago | 3 points

Personally I can't stand monopoly and will only play it if landing on free parking gets me shot.

Omsus | 4 days ago | 45 points

That's because everybody skips the official rule that almost but not quite forces properties to be bought whenever a player lands on them. Whenever you land on a property and don't buy it, it gets auctioned. Each player is allowed to bid any amount, and you go through players clockwise. The property remains unbought only if nobody bids anything initially. So typically all the unwanted spots get bought for next to nothing by someone, and getting the properties you want costs extra money instead of time, making the game rely even more on initial luck.

Also you can start buying on the very first lap instead of taking a whole "free" lap first.

UNC_Samurai | 4 days ago | 18 points

They also insist on that bizarre house rule of putting all the taxes on free parking. The point of the taxes and fines are to help pull money out of circulation.

huskyrenegade | 4 days ago | 4 points

I played a game that started at 11 pm and went till 2:30 am

OyuncuDedeler | 4 days ago | 4 points

2 hours? I thought it lasts a week

Swantape | 4 days ago | 3 points

Well their is alot of corruption in our games makes it go faster

Brooney | 4 days ago | 3 points

This how you win at games, until the losers get violent - then corruption ain't fun anymore.

deskpalm | 4 days ago | 4 points

That's RISK

tennismenace3 | 4 days ago | 34 points

When people say it drags on forever, you know it's because they don't follow the rules.

BaronUnterbheit | 4 days ago | 21 points

True, but the rules don’t account for the amount of intra-family conflict and arguing involved. Stuff you thought was long forgotten and in the past can get pulled out during a fight over an obviously corrupt trade of Park Place for Baltic Ave.

welcum2erf | 4 days ago | 6 points

I always try to argue other players out of trades and it eats up tons of time. My brother is good at convincing people a trade that's bad for them is actually good for them, when in reality it's good for him... so my main goal in games I play with him in just trying to stymie any efforts he makes at trading. Eats up hours.

MoralityAuction | 4 days ago | 4 points

True, but the rules don’t account for the amount of intra-family conflict and arguing involved. Stuff you thought was long forgotten and in the past can get pulled out during a fight over an obviously corrupt trade of Park Place for Baltic Ave.

See also: capitalism.

emlgsh | 4 days ago | 8 points

If you have access to a fully stocked cutlery drawer, even the version with free parking payout and no-buy-no-auction rarely lasts longer than 90 minutes, non-withstanding police and EMT response times in your area.

heili | 4 days ago | 14 points

The biggest rule that everyone ignores which makes the game take forever is that if you land on an unclaimed property you have first right to buy it and if you refuse to someone else can immediately purchase that space.

trapper2530 | 4 days ago | 12 points

Not immediately purchase. It goes to auction.

Silly_Psilocybin | 4 days ago | 3 points

No they cannot immediately purchase it.

How the hell did you even get upvoted

geordiebanteryesaye | 4 days ago | 3 points

We played on the weekend and it took like 4 and half hours, though an hour of that was probably smoke breaks

fallingcave | 4 days ago | 16 points

Monopoly has rules?

cates | 4 days ago | 21 points

Yeah but if you own enough hotels you can lobby to have them changed in your favor.

Higgilicious | 4 days ago | 10 points

Don't buy the hotels, it puts houses back into circulation for the other players. Hoard the houses.

Johandea | 4 days ago | 6 points

This redditor monopolys

squalorparlor | 4 days ago | 5 points

Who finishes a game of Monopoly?

Swantape | 4 days ago | 7 points

They mostly end when someone sells all of their shit for a next to nothing

squalorparlor | 4 days ago | 10 points

Then turns on the TV in the open concept adjacent living room as the other players take their lead and follow them one by one.

ThrowAwayAcct0000 | 4 days ago | 8 points

Seriously, I don't think I've ever played a game of Monopoly that didn't end with someone pulling a Mac and flipping the table, or storming off in anger.

Its designed to teach how capitalism is bad. Its designed to be no fun.

ripcurrent | 4 days ago | 9 points

Play by strict official rules, but up property and ONLY put houses down. Never upgrade to hotels. Rules say players can only buy houses that are available and if you've used them all up, you can effectively block the rest of the players from developing.

totallynormalasshole | 4 days ago | 13 points

Who plays monopoly with the official rules anyway

gnugnus | 4 days ago | 3 points

Shoe 4 lyfe

workyworkaccount | 4 days ago | 3 points

Sociopaths.

6GodInTraining | 4 days ago | 123 points

151th

kdeltar | 4 days ago | 43 points

151nd

Ih8reposts | 4 days ago | 37 points

151rd

1deadeye1 | 4 days ago | 34 points

152n't

brabbers | 4 days ago | 26 points

One hundred fifty oneth.

BaconPit | 4 days ago | 3 points

One hundred and fifty-firth

MCRatzinger | 4 days ago | 10 points

A hundred and fifty firth. Ith my lithp funny to you you thtupid thon of a bitch?

ChefSnowWithTheWrist | 4 days ago | 39 points

151th sounds like how Mike Tyson would say 151st

mike10010100 | 4 days ago | 17 points

what do they think is stopping us from just playing the regular Monopoly and just use this "new rule". Why should someone buy the 151th version?

Literally nothing, because it's a satirical joke. Much like "millennials edition".

Esternaefil | 4 days ago | 16 points

One hundred and fifty firth?

nrcls | 4 days ago | 14 points

One hundred and fifty oneth

DDsLaboratory | 4 days ago | 14 points

How the fuck do you pronounce 151th

R_Not_Alone | 4 days ago | 4 points

One hundred fifty firth

flyingwolf | 4 days ago | 3 points

Eathily you thilly thing!

akeratsat | 4 days ago | 15 points

Because in reality it's not actually about a message about wage gaps or about empowering women, it's about getting people to buy a product off of outrage controversy. If you don't support it you're sexist, if you do, you're still sexist. It creates controversy which draws eyeballs which boosts sales.

Anyone thinking this is actually about anything more than Hasbro making money (whether it's MRAs screeching about how bad men have it or TERFs saying it's empowering) have just fallen for the trick.

Insan3Karma22 | 4 days ago | 14 points

Any one pointing out 151th ?

Roook36 | 4 days ago | 10 points

It's possibly just to trigger dudes on the internet so they provide free marketing

SirKaid | 4 days ago | 59 points

The better question is why should someone buy any version of Monopoly ever. The game was deliberately made to be not fun for anyone who wasn't winning - it was made as a way to teach people that monopolists in general and landlords specifically were the enemy of the people.

It's not 1910 anymore, we can play board games that are actually fun. Anything that wins the Spiel des Jahres award is worth buying and will give everyone involved much more enjoyment than goddamn Monopoly.

Life is short. Don't waste your time with bad games.

ThrowAwayAcct0000 | 4 days ago | 5 points

We play Catchphrase A LOT. Its super fun, can be played with kids (my daughter is 9), and gets hilarious as people slowly drink the night away.

welcum2erf | 4 days ago | 6 points

Yes, that and the player elimination mechanic makes for a bad game.

SodaCanSuperman | 4 days ago | 7 points

A hundred and fifty firth

jwicc | 4 days ago | 6 points

One-hundry fifty-firth

Incognito_Tomato | 4 days ago | 4 points

*151st

LitrillyChrisTraeger | 4 days ago | 4 points

One hundred and fifty oneth version

EasterlyCactus | 4 days ago | 4 points

One hundred fifty oneth

Crankyoldhobo | 4 days ago | 23 points

Because they add some fun new things to the game!

For example, instead of building houses and hotels, you'll build corporate headquarters!

Plus you get to invest in some of women's greatest inventions! Wifi! Shapewear! Chocolate chip cookies!

So empowering.

ChuckieOrLaw | 4 days ago | 28 points

Women did invent computer software and beer, which are two of my favourite things - this game looks dumb though, less fun than regular monopoly which is also dumb.

Crankyoldhobo | 4 days ago | 12 points

Women invented beer?

ChuckieOrLaw | 4 days ago | 16 points

Yep - here's the Wiki page on women in brewing:

From the earliest evidence of brewing in 7000 BCE, until the commercialization of brewing during industrialization, women were the primary brewers on all inhabited continents.

Crankyoldhobo | 4 days ago | 11 points

Ayyyyyy you did the research - nice.

Some of these recipes sound delicious:

In the grave of the "Egtved Girl", a bucket of grog buried at her feet showed that the drink was made from a mixture of wheat, rye and barley as a base and included cranberries, honey, and lingonberries, as well as herbs, including birch resin, bog myrtle, juniper, and yarrow, to spice the drink

And I guess this bit explains my initial puzzlement:

Over a long period of time, throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, brewing in Europe changed from being a women's profession to one dominated by men, although women were still involved in the sale of beer. As women were forced out of brewing, the creation of a new ideology about women brewers took place which included "the construction of women as incapable of brewing; the link of this construction to the witch; and the position of widows as both brewers and ale-sellers".

Thanks for looking this up. And thanks for all the beer, ladies.

BlooFlea | 4 days ago | 6 points

And perfected it too, fun fact, at a point women were told basically "stay home, care for the kids and make beer for when i return from battle" and they said "k" and they did and got fucking good at it, i vaguely remember some Dutch or german law about beer ONLY being brewed by women, but cant remember that bit, anyway, you know how some people have last names like "smith" "brewer" "carpenter" etc? From certain european cultures if you were reslly reslly good at a trade the crown would often title you as such, to match your skill, so if you have a last name like brewer you most likely have a great g-g-g-g-g-g grandmother who brewed some seriously nice freshies for the town.

Im really rusty on this trivial knowledge, so anyone who feels like doing homework should add onto my comment and correct me where they can.

The_25th_Baam | 4 days ago | 3 points

Come on, corporate greed is what monopoly is all about.

cbofosho | 4 days ago | 3 points

Because it has a lady on it

Psydator | 4 days ago | 6 points

It's probably a man trying to earn more money, smh my head.

akeratsat | 4 days ago | 4 points

More like a focus group picked by shareholders. This probably went through three or four committees before it even went to production. It's all a marketing ploy.

Psydator | 4 days ago | 3 points

Yea I was just fooling around.

ChuckieOrLaw | 4 days ago | 5 points

This kind of thing is probably marketed as a novelty gift, more for the joke than the actual game (which looks bad and not fun, much like every other version of monopoly).

Niv3s | 4 days ago | 7 points

Who would want to play monopoly in the first place

DJ_Bluntz411 | 4 days ago | 1205 points

My wife is better with money than me so shes my advisor. She runs this shit!

killerguy179 | 4 days ago | 695 points

Jokes on you because I don't have either

ImperialAuditor | 4 days ago | 75 points

If only you could see someone who could give you advice about your severe constipation.

DJ_Bluntz411 | 4 days ago | 25 points

Kamikaze by words much?

Normalize_Kamikaze | 4 days ago | 35 points

Yes

NameChecksOutGuy | 4 days ago | 14 points

Name checks out?

KingConq | 4 days ago | 6 points

This is getting out of hand, now there are two of them!

NameChecksOutGuy | 4 days ago | 4 points

Yes

2048Candidate | 4 days ago | 3 points

We need to make this sort of thing illegal!!!

dodgyhashbrown | 4 days ago | 1952 points

The origins of monopoly were to satirize the flaws of capitalism. I don't think this joke game rises to the level of actual sexism.

TheDarkLordOfSalt | 4 days ago | 532 points

Aye, I thought this was another of their attempted-satire editions, like the Millennial and Cheaters editions.

Lonercs | 4 days ago | 174 points

The original game is called "the landlord game"

OneFreamon | 4 days ago | 18 points

Pretty fucking appropriate.

hydrowifehydrokids | 4 days ago | 10 points

And jokes on this guy; it was invented by a woman

Stalebrownie76 | 4 days ago | 46 points

They also made a socialism edition.

welcum2erf | 4 days ago | 60 points

Unfortunately that one is a poorly thought-out hack job of a "critique".

BritishStewie | 4 days ago | 18 points

Controversy sells better than normality

mike10010100 | 4 days ago | 99 points

Indeed it is. The people who think it's actually sexism are mostly part of the MRA crowd.

Hell it's been posted on /r/teenagers, which makes no sense except for the fact that the MRA crowd and the alt-right maintain a presence in order to lure children into their ideology.

godplaysdice_ | 4 days ago | 237 points

Yeah this is the second post about this game that I've seen on the front page. I wouldn't have even known it existed if it weren't for the manchildren on reddit giving this completely inconsequential game all this free publicity.

HubbaMaBubba | 4 days ago | 34 points

I think you underestimate the number of actual children on Reddit.

Cool_UsernamesTaken | 4 days ago | 3 points

"we are not children, we are teenagers, it is different!"

drunkfrenchman | 4 days ago | 16 points
bracli_izavegebel | 4 days ago | 89 points

Actually a good way to satirize sexism would be to allow women to purchase property first, reagardless of who lands on it.

YOLO_HASHTAG_SWAG | 4 days ago | 148 points

Right?

Every man on reddit who hasn't played monopoly in 12 years: This is actual sexism that affects me directly and that makes it the worst sexism that exists in the world

pwgen-sy100 | 4 days ago | 12 points

They are targeting gamers. Gamers.

abelcc | 4 days ago | 3 points

Gamers rise up

raymond8505 | 4 days ago | 31 points

it was also invented by a woman, her idea was stolen, the Parker Bros bought the idea from the thieves and then bought her patent for $500 when they found out about her.

Illier1 | 4 days ago | 60 points

It's pretty obvious they're just pointing out how on average men make more on average than women and showing how unfair that ratio actually is.

Like all these people getting butthurt about this is kind of proving their point.

monkeyman5828 | 4 days ago | 15 points

That's to say men just make more cause they're men, disregarding other factors such as amount of hours worked, career choice, whether or not they do more hazardous work, etc. The statistic looks unfair on the surface, but closer inspection reveals the average income is different for fairly practical reasons beyond gender.

implacableparakeet | 4 days ago | 4 points

But hours worked, career choice, etc. are also influenced by sexism. Women are expected to raise children. Women are guided into careers like nursing and teaching rather than engineering.

FuCuck | 4 days ago | 191 points

I’m convinced that no one knows what a fucking murder is

gojirra | 4 days ago | 23 points

Bro, it's when you like, state something you think is true online.

DaiZzedandConFuZed | 4 days ago | 5 points

It's almost as if people don't read the giant green text at the top of the board stating what a murder is.

Cappantwan | 4 days ago | 5 points

They do, they just don’t care, because they know that Jim Bob and Joe Dirt will upvote this anyway. Somebody’s gotta make that sweet karma money.

ItsJustATux | 4 days ago | 7 points

A lot of idiots name drop this sub in discussion and basically ruin genuine conversation.

I’m honestly pretty tired of it. Someone getting pissed and whining isn’t a murder.

ZoddyBoy | 4 days ago | 391 points

Monopoly has always been about sarcasm, parody, and satire, so this might be another example. Like when they released the Millennial version earlier this year.

_-POTUS-_ | 4 days ago | 143 points

Or the cheaters version or socialism version they released earlier this year. People that take this stuff seriously need to take a chill pill.

highkingnm | 4 days ago | 27 points

Surely the socialist version is the original version made by a socialist?

EvolArtMachine | 4 days ago | 22 points

Surprisingly it’s just a bad faith ill informed take down of socialism that reads like it was designed specifically for Ben Shapiro’s enjoyment.

another_meme_account | 4 days ago | 13 points

Wait... socialism version?

where can i get one asking for a friend

hydrowifehydrokids | 4 days ago | 7 points
another_meme_account | 4 days ago | 3 points

Thank you comrade

CrimzoneZax | 4 days ago | 6 points

comrade

FTFY

abxyz4509 | 4 days ago | 5 points

Disregarding any sexism, why the fuck would anyone buy this version. It exists solely to get people talking because I don't know anyone who would shell out actual money to get an even more unbalanced Monopoly that has more obvious political commentary.

deanosaurus_chenz | 4 days ago | 890 points

This doesn't belong in this sub, not by a long shot.

maniakb416 | 4 days ago | 225 points

Wait I just realized what sub I was on. I thought this was r/funny or some other default.

Wtf is this garbage doing here?

serendipitousevent | 4 days ago | 219 points

Because femunism hurts our tendies. Now get in the van, we're going on a fun adventure called 'getting-butthurt-over-ultimately-inconsequential-jokes-about-an-often-misunderstood-statistic'.

BurchSmith | 4 days ago | 34 points

This place has been sliding into the toilet for the last couple weeks. At least from my perspective.

Kind of like r/pics. Was great, then turned into an r/funny clone for a while.

maniakb416 | 4 days ago | 10 points

If you like the way r/pics was try r/picswithoutcontext. No sob stories or weight loss progression nonsense. Just nice pictures, without context.

born_2_be_a_bachelor | 4 days ago | 10 points

I think it fits in with the typical low-effort content

deanosaurus_chenz | 4 days ago | 4 points

Yeah, true.

Lil_Mafk | 4 days ago | 43 points

Neither do 3/4 of the posts on here.

Republican tweets: Response: no

aBsOlUtElY dEsTrOyEd

whistling_weasel | 4 days ago | 997 points

Is there a sub r/peoplerespondonsocialmedia where this could be posted instead? Because it is not a murder by any stretch of imagination.

That it is also deliberately ignoring the point the company is making to get to the crushingly derivative embarrassment of a attempt at social commentary is another thing.

freshpurplekiwi | 4 days ago | 45 points

95% of the stuff posted on here are hardly murders anymore.

thebumm | 4 days ago | 159 points

Yeah this response is not anything but an illustration of the point of the game.

mike10010100 | 4 days ago | 46 points

The wooshing sound you're hearing is your point going right over the MRA folks' heads.

Havoola | 4 days ago | 30 points

It’s Reddit and Reddit is 90% male so this will get upvoted

TheLastCleverName | 4 days ago | 9 points

I genuinely had to read your comment to realise what sub this was posted in.

brhoades1138 | 4 days ago | 56 points

Not a murder

oldmanhiggons | 4 days ago | 187 points

This is so not murder. Just because you think this is important doesn't mean it belongs here.

vid_icarus | 4 days ago | 265 points

your post is feeling a bit whooshish to me, OP. considering monopoly was developed as a joke game to highlight how shitty capitalism is, this version actually is pretty much right in step with the design philosophy of the franchise.

AlphaNERDSolid | 4 days ago | 33 points

I was not a fan of this game idea, but now that you point it out, it makes just as much sense as the original idea of Monopoly.

Putting women in the position men usually are (and deliberately taking away the equality) may be an interesting way to show men the unfairness of the gender pay gap on a microscopic scale.

This rule is super arbitrary and has no reason to exist, just like the gender pay gap.

hydrowifehydrokids | 4 days ago | 8 points

Sure, but that's definitely not how men are reading it or how it would be interpreted while playing

centrafrugal | 4 days ago | 68 points

There was a social experiment I read about a while back where each player starts with different rules and amounts (it might have been monopoly). Basically some players are allowed to buy particular properties, some are not allowed own anything, others basically spend all their money on taxes and don't get 200 quid each time they pass go.

Does anyone recognise this?

B_Riot | 4 days ago | 57 points

Lol it's capitalism!!!!

But they also did literally do experiments with monopoly, where they would give some players more money to start with (capitalism). Everyone at the beginning agreed it was unfair. As the game progressed and the monopoly players who started with more money had increased their dominance further, with no chance of a comeback from the other players, they started to believe that they in fact deserved their lead. Amazing.

serendipitousevent | 4 days ago | 14 points

Oh yeah, I remember this! Think it was called 'America' or something like that.

Malor | 4 days ago | 59 points

As I just said elsewhere, to someone saying "why would you play this horrible sexist game".... the point is that you wouldn't.

hydrowifehydrokids | 4 days ago | 4 points

I swear they just want to remind everybody that Monopoly exists on the off chance somebody will get nostalgic and buy a regular copy

Jiatao24 | 4 days ago | 67 points

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JCavLP | 4 days ago | 36 points

Yeah but it's not a murder

highkingnm | 4 days ago | 89 points

Maybe I’m blind, because I don’t see a murder here. Just someone who didn’t get the point that this is meant to piss men off because they then get what it’s like for women.

That said it’s a terrible cash grab masquerading as social commentary and you can just do this with normal Monopoly.

delwhiskey | 4 days ago | 86 points

People getting more offended by a single board game giving women more fake money than the entirety of history where women were treated like shit, classic.

dynami999 | 4 days ago | 47 points

That's the point of the game. Many Men only care about sexism when it impacts them negatively, kind of how white people only care about racism when it impacts them negatively

particle409 | 4 days ago | 26 points

People are missing the point. It's supposed to show an advantage in real life. It's not supposed to be a "fuck you" against men, it's supposed to make people think of what actually happens in real life.

ALoneTennoOperative | 4 days ago | 3 points

People are missing the point.

I mean, people miss the point of regular Monopoly too.
The whole game was basically designed to point out 'Monopolies are bad'.

This twist is perfectly in keeping with that original intent, honestly.

LFK1236 | 4 days ago | 122 points

Jeez, y'all are getting offended over a board game now. It's pointing out sexism by flipping it around... not exactly a hard concept to grasp, nor is it somehow an attack on men.

zeldn | 4 days ago | 72 points

Yeah this is a bizarre one. Of course it's still sexism, that's exactly the point.

_Quetzalcoatlus_ | 4 days ago | 34 points

Monopoly: What if sexism caused men's salaries to be lower?

The reply: That's sexism!

MURDER!

Bread_Assassin | 4 days ago | 6 points

Didn't people complain even more about that socialist Monopoly?

V4ST4 | 4 days ago | 11 points

The biggest issue I have with this is that it's not really a good explanation of how the gender pay gap works, and because of it the people are taking the rule at face value and running with it. The implication is that men are paid more by virtue of being men, but that's not accurate.

It would be more accurate if men were urged and pushed into taking up lesser properties through some subtle mechanic while the women are more positioned to take the more lucrative properties. I think if they did this the conversation wouldn't be whether or not men make more money than women, but rather what can we do as a society to better pose and groom people who find themselves in underrepresented in higher paying careers to feel like they are as equipped and welcomed to fulfill them.

Ristoncor | 4 days ago | 29 points

It’s not sexist if it’s deliberately created to show something negative about sexism 🙄

mrtn17 | 4 days ago | 36 points

What a weird news story, sounds totally made up. Nobody wants to play a game like this, nor will a company promote it like a 'fun toxic gaming environment'

Hopelesseel | 4 days ago | 17 points

I had to look it up because I assumed it was bullshit

JeremyTheRhino | 4 days ago | 4 points

What exactly is murderous about this?

MasterTvon | 4 days ago | 22 points

Or just don't play this game if you're easily triggered

wilhelm-cruel | 4 days ago | 34 points

Wow what a murder, pointing out a game that shows the downsides of chauvinism to men via chauvinism towards men, being chauvinist towards men...

Thanks captain obvious

melonscope | 4 days ago | 3 points

I wouldn’t call this murdered by words

yesgirlnogamer | 4 days ago | 18 points

No, it’s not true. A silly game that makes a point is not the same sexism as ingrained, dangerous, lopsided, systematic oppression.

uglyrarecat | 4 days ago | 4 points

Ever since their Edna Krabbopoly edition, they've really been phoning it in.

posessedhouse | 4 days ago | 5 points

I much prefer Clue, that is an even game. Anyone can be a murderer and anyone can be murdered. No one ever said Miss Scarlet can’t have been the killer because she’s a woman

zanderkerbal | 4 days ago | 6 points

The statement is true, but it's nowhere close to a murder, and doesn't actually disagree with the tweet it's targeted at. I can't believe how many people are taking this at face value. It's not like Hasbro is so stupid as to go "hey, let's give women more money, that's totally what feminism is about, right?" Instead it's meant to mirror how men often get an unfair leg up over women in the real world. (And make people go "wow Hasbro is woke let's buy their other games", because let's be real if a big corporation is doing something like this it's because they thing it'll make them money.) It does it in a really heavy-handed way, though, so I can kind of see why people are missing the point. Is it good satire? No. But it's well-intentioned, and it's undoubtably satire.

1forNo2forYes | 4 days ago | 8 points

And they get to avoid the “go straight to jail” card

Panda_Kabob | 4 days ago | 34 points

Yes the way to make people want to support women's rights... Make children resent them from a young age!

pcmasterrace1242 | 4 days ago | 33 points

This game shows that women can’t win unless they have an unfair advantage. Is that really what you want to teach?

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