Niek Ederveen, editor-in-chief of Thu!, the magazine of the National Game Lovers’ Association, understands the changes.
“There have been a lot of adjustments in the past, and also a lot of game variations,” Ederveen knows. “A Star warsversion, a version of Disney, you name it. This is the first time that the content of the original texts has been adjusted. “
Ederveen also sees that the texts on Community Chest cards are changing as a “natural way” to generate publicity. “Fans around the world are invited to vote, Overall, a smart way to get attention.”
Chubby but “ bright enough ”
Ederveen barely plays the game anymore. “I’m fed up now, but I grew up with classics like Monopoly. It’s kind of a cultural heritage, too.” This is why Ederveen finds it a pity that the old texts are lost.
“I still have to laugh at the old one. A question about second place in a beauty pageant, for example, I find quite brilliant. Also, a text like the one on ‘the bank’s mistake in your favor’ is a kind of common good This reference to Monopoly will be lost on the new generation of Monopoly players. But I think there are plenty of new things to be invented. “
The card election will end in the fall, a precise date on which the new cards will be introduced is unknown. For the moment, voting can be done anywhere in the world. The content of the new texts is – as for the previous version – the same everywhere in the world.
The Netherlands at the top
Aren’t Dutch voters completely wiped out by voters in high-population countries like India or the United States? It wasn’t that bad. In fact, according to Hasbro, the Netherlands is currently at the top of the list of countries that have voted the most.
The game creator does not have an intermediate ranking of the most popular card to date. Ter Hofsté has a personal favorite. “The card:” You knit soft sweaters for hairless cats at the local animal shelter, “of course.”