Beverly, Mass. (SatireWire.com) – In an effort to cut production costs associated with its famous Monopoly board game, Parker Brothers announced today it will replace its colorful play dollars with the Euro, a form of cheap fake money widely used in Europe.
According to Parker Bros. spokesperson Amanda Wright, the company was looking to make a change from the pink, blue, yellow, green, and white play dollars it has made for decades, but didn’t want the switch to escalate production costs. It also had to assure that the new money not be mistaken for actual currency. The Euro met both requirements. “On international monetary markets, we can get one Euro for, like, 3 cents, or about five cents cheaper than it costs to make a blue or pink play dollar,” said Wright. “As for making sure it doesn’t get confused for real money, I think it’s safe to say that so far that hasn’t been an issue.”
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