New Monopoly Board: Credit Cards Replace Money, Boards Get Circular In 'Revolutions'

03/31/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Monopoly, which turns 75 this year, is celebrating with a modern redesign.

The game's anniversary edition, which features a circular board, eliminates cash altogether: instead of pastel-colored paper money, little real estate magnates will gobble up house and hotel pieces with credit cards. And gone, too, are the game's classic metal playing pieces, which are replaced with small, engraved plastic slabs.

Monopoly's owner, Hasbro, debuted the updated edition at at this year's Toy Fair in New York City. It's slated to go on sale sometime later this year, but the company promises to keep a traditional version of the game on the market.

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