Hi, hello. Welcome. Are you sitting down? Because what you are about to read will change your life. FOREVER.
Or at the very least, it will fundamentally change how you play the board game responsible for the irreparable breakdown of millions of relationships every year.
Yes, we’re talking about Monopoly.
Yes, the real estate game that should be fun because it involves fake money and cute miniature dogs and shoes and houses, but inevitably turns into the biggest family argument you had since Cousin Brad didn’t invite the entire family to his third wedding back in 2003.
In fact, here’s a live feed of a Monopoly game that’s going down RIGHT NOW:
There are lots of ~~unofficial~~ rules that go down during each game of Monopoly.
Like the one where all tax money is put in the middle of the board and given to the player who next lands on the ‘Free Parking’ space.
Or the one where the banker is allowed to steal a cheeky $500 every now and then when the other players aren’t looking. (Although that may just be me, because I really, really like winning…)
But there's one rule that is actually printed in the game's official rules that is blowing the minds of players all over the world.
Twitter user Ruben has pointed out that the official rules state that if a player lands on a property they do not want to buy, it's then put up for auction for any and all players to bid on.