This is just terrible.
AV Club reports:
With its newest Monopoly release, Hasbro seems to be willing to do something that our elected officials are not: Regulate the banking system and make it harder for unscrupulous individuals to cheat. For its upcoming Monopoly Ultimate Banking, a modernized version of the classic real estate and free market-themed board game, the toy company has eliminated Monopoly’s colorful wads of cash. Instead, players will scan personal credit cards with a small battery-operated ATM, which will automatically keep track of their cash on hand.
It's time for someone to come up with a new game: Escape Government Spying On You.
(ht Jay Stephenson)