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Cluedo is just the start: Here are 5 other sexist board games we want updated

November 30,-0001 00:00

The game is famous for its banker – an old white man with a moustache. He is even part of the logo. But why not have a female banker, or even a female jailer while we're at it? After all, we've been told that more women on Wall Street could have ...and more »


After more than 60 years as one of the nation’s favourite board games, Cluedo has made a drastic change: one of the key characters – housekeeper Mrs White – has been killed off.
She will be replaced with another female character called Dr Orchid. Unlike Mrs White, the ‘dated’ housekeeper, Dr Orchid is a biologist with a PhD in plant toxicology and was privately educated in Switzerland (until her expulsion after an incident involving daffodils resulted in a near-fatal poisoning).
In other words, she's pretty badass, as far as board games go.
The decision by toy makers Hasbro has largely been seen as a positive move to bring the game into the 21st century with more prominent female characters.
But Cluedo isn’t the only game that could do with an update. Here we’ve listed the other sexist board games that could seriously do with a gender equality makeover:
Monopoly
The game is famous for its banker – an old white man with a moustache. He is even part of the logo. But why not have a female banker, or even a female jailer while we're at it? After all, we've been told that more women on Wall Street could have prevented the financial crisis...

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