A little bit tangental, but apparently Milton Bradley is coming out with a version of Monopoly with no "Jail"--apparently, the purpose is to speed up the game.
So, in other words, they've created a version of one of the best board games in history, one that encourages negotiation, thinking, strategy and money management, to make it faster for kids to get it over with so they can go back to texting, watching TV and playing videogames?
Coming up next: Chessboards that eliminate those pesky pawns and knights. New version of Scrabble with only 30 tiles so the game can be over in five minutes. New versions of Battleship that use a 5x5 grid and two ships per side. New decks of cards with only three suits.