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France: Not just Monopoly money, 80 boxes to have real cash

Monopoly which is celebrating 80 year in France may surprise 80 new buyers with real cash.

By: Associated Press | Paris |
February 7, 2015 5:26:37 pm
Monopoly game, Monopoly in France,  80years of Monopoly in France, world news, international news, games A saleswoman displays the new Monopoly board game version at a toy store near the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, Wednesday, February 4, 2015. (Source: AP)

You can pass go, get out of jail free and collect real money.

The French version of Monopoly is celebrating its 80th year by slipping cash into 80 boxes of the game.

One box will have the full complement in real money — 20,580 euros ($23,600) — as well as the Monopoly money needed to actually play the game, one of the most popular in France. Another 79 boxes will have smaller amounts, according to Hasbro.

The promotional offer runs from February 2-March 30.

The Paris version lets players buy the Champs Elysees, four railroad stations and other famous avenues of the French capital.

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