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Monopoly — But Without Dice, Cash, Or A Banker

The new Monopoly has an automated tower instead of a human banker. Hasbro hide caption

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The makers of Monopoly have revamped the classic game, the NYT reports.

They've taken away the the human banker, the paper money, the Chance and Community Chest cards, and the need for constant mental math.

The new version has an automated and all-knowing tower that tells players how much money they have left, where to move their pieces, and even automatically deducts rent from players' bank accounts.

Planet Money Question of the Day: Are the changes a long time coming, or a major fail? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

For more: Listen to our Monopoly podcast, where we pit two economists against each other to answer the question: Is Monopoly a dangerous game?