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MOANOPOLY: 9 in 10 Brits admit there is a sore loser in their family; Mr. Monopoly is here to help!


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Have you ever fallen victim to a MONOPOLY Sore Loser? Has your opposition stormed out of the room? Have you had MONOPOLY money thrown across the table when all you asked for was rent to visit your Mayfair hotel? Or are you the Sore Loser that friends and family won’t play with anymore? Well, Mr. MONOPOLY is here to help…

The Sore Losers Small Claims Fund launches today and is the chance for sore losers, and their family and friends, to wipe the slate clean and apply for a cash reimbursement for any previous MONOPOLY misdemeanours. With 92% of Brits admitting there is a sore loser in the family and one in four (26%) playing more boardgames this year, the fund launch is timely. 

To apply, simply text SORE LOSER to 80800 and follow the simple instructions for your chance to claim. All successful applicants will receive a £20 cheque and a copy of the new MONOPOLY For Sore Losers game to avoid any future fall-outs. You can make a claim if you’ve exhibited or been privy to one of the following five behaviours:

  1. False accusations 

Incorrectly calling out that somebody cheated during the game 

Just because the banker is doing well does not automatically mean they’re skimming 

  1. The MONOPOLY Meltdown 

Tantrums, foot-stomping, funny faces, sulking and claiming ‘it’s not fair’ 

There’s no need to lose your cool in a long game, but if an alliance has been made that you don’t agree with or you’ve narrowly missed out on the Free Parking stash, there’s no need to have a meltdown 

  1. Unsporting behaviour

During game play one should conduct themselves in a fair, respectful, and gracious way 

Bickering about which token to choose; refusal to accept being served fees, fines or bills; throwing money across the table; or worst of all – leaving the game early 

  1. Infringement of the rules 

Bending the rules in support of one player

A sleight of hand often used by parents to avoid a MONOPOLY Meltdown. Not limited to, but including: slipping a player money, excusing a rent payment or claiming a different number appeared on the dice

  1. Damager to the game

The board flip 

Tensions can run high, but a board flip can never be excused, even if you’ve been served jail time and someone is about to land on your newly purchased hotels 

The research revealed the most prominent behaviour displayed by a sore losers is sulking when losing, with 51% admitting to this trait. Over a quarter of Brits (28%) admit they stop playing the game half way through if they’re losing, whilst 14% confessed they’ve even gone as far as to flip the board. 

Looking at the family dynamic, siblings ranked as the biggest sore losers. With more men then women admitting to being a sore loser (27% vs 23%).   

Louisa Parast, Marketing Director at Hasbro UK & Ireland, said: “We all know a sore loser and we love to celebrate iconic heroes from sports stars to reality TV stars… We’ve all got a favourite moment, and they know who they are.”

As a MONOPOLY expert I know there can be times when winning the game overpowers playing the game nicely and this notion can often stop families from getting MONOPOLY out of the cupboard. The Sore Losers Small Claims Fund, we hope, will go some way in wiping the slate clean for any previous damages whilst the new game should ensure that future fallouts can be avoided! It’s a win-win!”

MONOPOLY for Sore Losers game is the latest edition of the iconic board game which turns losing on its head. For once players will actually want to land on useless spaces, pay taxes and rent, and even go to Jail because they’ll collect Sore Loser coins. Get four Sore Loser coins and cash them in for the Mr. MONOPOLY token that lets players “stomp” around the board collecting money instead of paying out. 

The Fund is also open for those playing on the MONOPOLY app. Boardgame frustrations can live virtually, though unlikely AI opponents would be cheating. To play the game online:

All claims to the MONOPOLY for Sore Losers fund should be submitted by 11th December 2020. 

MONOPOLY TM, ® & © 2020Hasbro.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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