07 April 2014

New rules for Monopoly

From an AP article in the StarTribune:
No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game.

Several thousand people weighed in on "house rules" over 10 days of recent debate and a year after Hasbro Inc. added a cat token and retired the iron in a similar online stunt aimed at keeping the 79-year-old game fresh...

The winning house rule for landing on Go means players get 400 Monopoly dollars instead of the official 200. As for Free Parking, official rules call for absolutely nothing to happen when a player lands there. Under the house rule, any taxes and fees collected are thrown into the middle for a lucky someone who lands on that corner square.

Rounding out the five winners are players must travel around the board one full time before they can begin buying properties, and collecting 500 bucks for rolling double ones.
Photo credit Steven Senne, Associated Press.


  1. We always play by the House rules, except the Double ones, never heard of that one.

  2. We always played with the 'free parking rule' and having to go around once before buying anything, and did not always play with the auction. All the house rules defuse the satirical original intent of the game -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Landlord%27s_Game :)

  3. Since people often omit one of the most important rules no wonder they feel the need to add house rules.

    1. True. And that does make the game go much faster.

  4. Establish a time limit to finish a game.


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