A British version of Monopoly uses a debit card instead of cash. My kids love board games, and Monopoly is one of the ones they love to play. The money always gets all crumpled up and is hard to store neatly so I won't be complaining. As for money counting skills, most kids know all that by the time they are playing Monopoly anyway so I will buy one. After they come down a bit in price, that is.