Step aside Mr. Monopoly, there is a new (wo)man in town!
On Sept. 10, 2019, Hasbro announced the release of a game to honor female trailblazers! This new game, called Ms. Monopoly, aims to draw focus to the gender wage gap present in the real world!
Not only will female players start out with more money than their male counterparts, but players will also get to ‘invest’ in inventions and innovations created exclusively by women. Everyone has a chance to play a fun game while learning about all of the things they can not live without that were invented by women–anything from chocolate chip cookies to WiFi! Instead of building houses, you will build headquarters for businesses and continue to climb up that corporate ladder.
The game is set to hit shelves mid-September as the first ever game where women make more money than men, however Hasbro officials say that men can make more money too, “if they play their cards right.”
On top of creating this game, Hasbro also donated $20,580 to three young lady inventors in order to help their cause! Sophia Wang, a 16 year old who invented a device that can detect sink hold before they occur, Gitanjali Rao, a 13 year old who came up with a household device that can detect lead in water, and Ava Canney, a 16 year old who has invented a device that can measure the amount of dye in candy and soda.
Not many people know, but Hasbro is one of the leading companies in environmental and sustainability causes as well as ethics the winner of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies award. That is not all, Hasbro has made it their mission to work for a better tomorrow as based off of all of the contributions to philanthropic organizations and their own philanthropy, Hasbro Children’s Fund.
All in all, Hasbro is winning at their many strives to make the world a better place. Next time you’re in the store, make sure you check out the game section for this game!