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Toy maker Hasbro on Wednesday revealed a new voice-controlled version of the classic board game Monopoly.
“Introducing Monopoly’s newest tech innovation, Monopoly Voice Banking!” the company tweeted, along with a short trailer.
— Hasbro (@Hasbro) June 19, 2019
The game will be controlled through a smart device in the shape of a top hat, which will pose as the banker “Mr Monopoly” in the game.
“Press the button, and say a command like, ‘Pay Rent on Marvin Gardens’; Mr. Monopoly will respond and move the payment to an opponent’s account,” the company explained.
Mr Monopoly is Hasbro’s own version of a smart virtual assistant, but does not need to be worked through a smartphone or internet connection, according to a report by Gizmodo.
Monopoly Voice Banking will not feature any physical cash either, making the game almost entirely electronic (except for the actual board, of course).
The board game, which will cost players $30, will go on sale on 1 July 2019.
Feature image: screenshot, @Hasbro via Twitter