Know a sore loser? There's a new edition of Monopoly just for them

Virgin Radio

19 Nov 2020, 14:35

We've all been there, it's Christmas afternoon and the board games are out. Someone loses, doesn't like it and inevitably rage-quits - flipping the game in defeat.

Is it you? A sibling perhaps? Hasbro has come to the rescue with their new game, Monopoly for Sore Losers.

It turns the rules of the usual game upside down - doing badly is actually a good thing.

Normally you want to avoid going to jail, but now you'll definitely want to as you'll earn sore loser coins for doing so.

Earn four coins and cash them in for the Mr. MONOPOLY token that lets players "stomp" around the board collecting money instead of paying out. 

The family will be competing for the traditional worst spaces and paying taxes. 

A survey of 2,000 Brits by Monopoly found that one in four people have been playing more boardgames this year, thanks to lockdown.

51% of those polled admitted to sulking when losing, and 28% admit they stop playing a game half way through if they’re losing. Oh dear.

A shocking 14% confessed they’ve gone as far as flipping the board in a strop.

The worst sports in the family are siblings, with more men (27%) than women (23%) admitting to being a sore loser.

Hopefully there'll be no sulking this year.