‘Modern London’ Monopoly only has dark blue properties

A NEW edition of Monopoly has every property, from Old Kent Road to Mayfair, coloured dark blue and priced at the maximum rate. 

The game still awards players £200 for passing Go but property prices increase by 20 to 60 per cent every turn, with rent payable on every square from the outset.

A spokesman for manufacturers Parker Brothers said: “It’s long overdue an update. I mean, a Free Parking square? In London?

“Most properties already have luxury apartment blocks on, raising rent to around £2,000, the utilities are privatised, Community Chest is means-tested and if you land on a train station you have to buy an annual season ticket.

“It’s still possible to win the game if you’re lucky enough to only land on Chance squares and the other players agree to club together to share a place.

“Of course within a couple of turns you’re in unmanageable debt and have no choice but keep joylessly playing and paying the bank for the rest of your life.”

Eleanor Shaw of Croydon said: “You know what looks good? Jail looks good.”