Hasbro Releases 80th Anniversary Monopoly Set With $23,000 in Real Cash
Eighty lucky winners will score the real jackpot in celebration of the iconic game's 80th anniversary in France.
Every Monopoly fan's dream has come true — if you live in France.
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Monopoly's debut in the country, board game manufacturer Hasbro has released 80 special sets of the iconic game filled with real money.
Of the 80 Monopoly sets distributed on Monday — including Monopoly, Monopoly Junior, electronic and vintage varieties — only one will contain the full jackpot of €20,580 ($23,268).
The other 79 sets will also also carry real money: 69 will contain five €10 notes and five €20 notes (approximately $170), and 10 will contain five €20 notes, two €50 notes and one €100 note (approximately $370).
In an interview with The Guardian, Hasbro France brand manager Florence Gaillard said, "We wanted to do something unique. … When we asked our French customers, they told us they wanted to find real money in their Monopoly boxes."
For those wondering if the sets containing real money will be noticeable by weight, the manufacturer assures buyers that the difference is indistinguishable.
The game's history can be traced back to 1905, but it wasn't released in France until 1935. Monopoly currently is available in 111 countries and 43 languages.