“Monopoly Socialism Edition” sold out everywhere; here’s where good capitalists can still find it
Hasbro certainly had a sensation on their hands with their new Monopoly Socialism board game. After it’s initial release, this new parody spin on the classic board game looks to be sold out at virtually every traditional outlet.
What made Monopoly Socialism such an in-demand hit? To put it simply: the Streisand Effect.
Despite the original Monopoly being a gamified parody of capitalism, it turns out that Socialists really don’t like having their own economic orthodoxy lampooned. While Monopoly Socialism‘s take on Socialist dogma is certainly simplified for the sake of the game, the fact that it’s intentionally designed for everyone to collectively lose in almost every play-through is pretty funny. (Your “society” almost inevitably goes bankrupt and everyone loses – sounds pretty accurate to me)
After all the faithful Socialist comrades had their completely reasonable voices heard, supply-and-demand-savvy capitalists immediately bought up every Monopoly Socialism set they could find, and – you guessed it – they’re scalping them for tremendous profits.
Currently, the only places to find your own copies of Monopoly Socialism is through auction sites like eBay (where the going rate looks to be at least $80 plus shipping) or through independent sellers on Amazon (with a starting price of $94.99).
It’s certainly possible that the price could slide down once the Socialist-induced fervor cools, but between Hasbro and the online resellers, it sure looks like a lot of people made quite a bit of money from this fiasco.
Winning is for capitalists, after all.