Monopoly uses credit cards instead of cash now
The latest version of Monopoly no longer comes with cash. Instead it has a debit machine and a debit card for each player.
So will it be teaching kids responsible credit card use? Or will it no longer be teaching them how to count money, save and budget? We’ve just started teaching our five year old about money (which brings up all sorts of issues and funny stories) and I hadn’t even imagined a world where kids skip the whole cash step! Here I was trying to make sure I pay cash (not my normal mode of operation) for everything in front of him so that he can see I’m spending "real money." Maybe real money isn’t cash anymore.
Gear Factor has a picture of the Monopoly debit machine.