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Half-hour version of Monopoly launched for children

Monopoly Empire has been launched for children. Credit: John Phillips/PA Wire

The makers of Monopoly have launched a new children's version of the game which can be completed in just 30 minutes.

Monopoly Empire, billed for children over eight-years-old, works using a first-past-the-post system where one player is declared the winner when they have a certain number of assets.

Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president of marketing at Hasbro, said: “Parents and children tell us they want a quick in-and-out, frictionless gaming experience.”

“That’s the snackable component."