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You can now get Monopoly Speed – a super fast version of the classic board game


Roll your die if you want to go faster (Picture: Monopoly/Getty)

As Christmas approaches and quality time with family members looms, you must prepare yourself for the inevitable game of Monopoly.

Will you actually play to completion? It’s unlikely, especially after a full Christmas dinner makes you desperately crave a nap.

Actually finishing the game takes ages, so it makes sense that you’d sack it off once your nan is clearly on a winning streak.

But rejoice, those who want the satisfaction of actually winning an entire board game (or are keen to check they’d actually lose), for the people behind Monopoly have heard our complaints and issued a new version of the game, which they describe as one ‘you’ll actually finish’.

Monopoly Speed is, as the name suggests, a sped-up version of Monopoly.

It’s so speedy, in fact, that gameplay must be completed in ten minutes. There’s even a timer to make sure no one lags behind.

The game has to be completed in under 10 minutes (Picture: Hasbro)

It’s not pushed to move quickly by just demanding you shout at your siblings to hurry up. Instead, it works by allowing everyone to play at the same time (there are only four tokens, so you’ll want to keep this to a small group), rolling and buying without having to wait for their turn.

During four rounds, players have to race to buy, trade, and sell properties, with no break between each stage, and there are two Go! spaces to chivvy things along.

Sounds stressful to us, but whatever floats your festive board game boat.

If you want the exact opposite experience, Hasbro has also unveiled, well, the exact opposite of Monopoly Speed.

Also available on Amazon, there’s now a board game called Monopoly: Longest Game Ever.

Hours and hours of game play, complete with tortoise and hare tokens (Picture: Hasbro)

We imagine this is for people who really want to prove their stamina.

In this version of the game there are 66 properties available to buy, 40 spaces for players to navigate, and one singular die. There are new rules to make it harder to finally end, such as bankruptcy no longer meaning a player is automatically kicked out of the game.

The game doesn’t end until someone owns every single property. So yes, you can expect hours and hours of playing before you’re finally free to eat your mince pies in peace.

Is this a game anyone wants? We can’t imagine so.

Will it destroy family bonds? Absolutely.

If you’d like to get your paws on Monopoly Speed or Monopoly: Longest Game Ever, both are available through Amazon. Best of luck.

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