Hasbro turns to Voice technology for latest Monopoly edition

Board game fans will be able to hear the voice of Mr Monopoly for the first time ever, when Hasbro launches its new-audio driven Voice Banking edition of the popular title next month.

A new, cashless spin on the iconic board game, Monopoly Voice Banking will come with a small electronic voice banker, which will keep tabs on all player’s transactions, handling a number of tasks within the game.

Players simply use their own voice to activate it.

The game will track all the funds in each player’s account as they purchase properties, pay rent, and make their way around the board.

A description of the game fro Hasbro, reads:

The Monopoly Voice Banking game features lights and sounds and comes with an interactive Mr. Monopoly banking unit. The iconic Monopoly top hat is voice-activated and the personality of Mr. Monopoly handles all of the game’s transactions.

He keeps tabs on players’ money and Properties so there’s no cash or cards to think about. Talk to Mr. Monopoly and he responds. Press your token’s button and say, “Buy St. James Place” And Mr. Monopoly will track the transaction, keeping the game moving.

To win the Monopoly Voice Banking game, travel around the board aiming to be the person with the most money and highest property value.

The game includes, Top Hat banking unit, game board, four tokens, 22 title deed cards, one “Get Out of Jail Free Card,” four reference cards, 16 houses, 16 hotels, two die, and game guide. 

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