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Monopoly game sets to include real money (video)

By Mason White 4:18 PM February 8, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Several lucky Monopoly board game buyers will get real cash along with the fake currency, the company that sells the game announced.

As the company is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its release, 80 boxes of Monopoly will contain real money.

One box will have 20,580 euros ($23,600). Hasbro, the maker of Monopoly, said that the other 79 boxes will have smaller amounts of real cash.

Employees placed the real cash in the Monopoly game boxes at a facility in Creutzwald, where they will be shipped across the country.

The company revealed that the boxes containing the real cash is slightly larger than the regular Monopoly games.

The Monopoly game was created in the United States after the Great Depression, and has become one of the most popular games in France.

The company has sold around 500,000 sets every year. Hasbro said that the game is available in 111 countries and in 43 languages.