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Monopoly is going to let people choose their own rules

You’ll still argue about them though.
Mar 26th 2014, 1:45 PM 2,273 3

EVERY FAMILY HAS their own Monopoly rules. They usually involve fighting over who gets to be the dog and abandoning the unfinished game in a ceaseless rage.

Well, now the beloved board-game is giving us the chance to change EVERYTHING. The law of the land as we know it.

Players can use Facebook to debate the merits of 10 popular house rules for inclusion in a special edition House Rules game to be released later in the week.

But which apply most to us, the citizens of Ireland?

Mum’s the Word: Mum always gets out of jail free. Always. No questions asked. She’s just that special.
Frozen Assets Rule: When in jail, a player cannot collect any rent money from other players. Sorry about your luck.
Property Boom: Anxious to begin building? We hear you- with this rule, players do not have to own a complete set of properties before they start to build houses.

What could possibly go wrong?


Other options include

  • Free Parking, Fast Cash: All taxes and fees will be collected in the middle of the game board, if you land on Free Parking, it’s your lucky day: collect all the money from the middle of the board.
  • Dash for the Cash: Landed on Go! Amazing, you get to double your salary – 400M instead of 200M.
  • Lucky Roller: Did you just Roll Snake Eyes (double one’s)… odds are in your favor, collect 500M.
  • 3’s a Crowd: Are there 3 players in a row on 3 unique properties? Well done, each player gets an extra 500M.
  • Cash Advance: Don’t have enough to buy Mayfair? With this House Rule, players can make loans between each other to co-own properties. Who collects rent money? That’s determined amongst the new property owners!
  • Break The Bank: At the start of the game, leave half the money in the bank. Then mix up the other half of the money in the center of a board. On the count of 3 every player grabs what they can! Free For All!
  • See the Sights: Players must travel around the board one complete time before they can begin buying properties. Hurry up and get to GO before everyone else! 

Mr. Monopoly himself will judge so behave.


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