Every Monopoly tycoon has dreamt of playing the game with real money.
And now you can – provided you cross the Channel and pick up one of 80 limited edition sets now available.
The French arm of Hasbro France, who own the board game, switched the notes in secret in the small town of Creutzwald, where games are packed before being shipped through the country.
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And 10 limited edition versions will contain five real €20 notes, two €50 euro notes and one €100 note. 69 sets will have five €10 notes and five €20 notes, while one jackpot set will contain real money equivalents of ever game note – totalling a cool €20,580 (£15,371).
‘We wanted to do something unique,’ said Florence Gaillard, brand manager at Hasbro France.
‘When we asked our French customers, they told us they wanted to find real money in their Monopoly boxes.
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‘It wasn’t easy to get the notes. They had to be escorted discreetly.’
Monopoly, the aim of which is to bankrupt other players by building a property empire, was created after the Great Depression in the United States and has been responsible for thousands of family arguments ever since.
The game, which is available in 111 countries and in 43 languages, sells 500,000 sets each year in France alone.
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