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Not Just Monopoly Money: Game in France Will Have Real Thing

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Feb 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-04 03:47:10-05

PARIS (AP) — You can pass go, get out of jail free and collect real money.

The French version of Monopoly is celebrating its 80th year by slipping cash into 80 boxes of the game.

One box will have the full complement in real money — 20,580 euros ($23,600) — as well as the Monopoly money needed to actually play the game, one of the most popular in France. Another 79 boxes will have smaller amounts, according to Hasbro.

The promotional offer runs from Feb. 2-March 30.

The Paris version lets players buy the Champs Elysees, four railroad stations and other famous avenues of the French capital.