You’ve Been Playing Monopoly Wrong Your WHOLE Life
Monopoly has divided friends and families for years! It can cause arguments or fits of rage…
It can even just drag on for hours on end…
Twitter user @AskRubenHow2Bet has revealed that most of us have been playing Monopoly wrong this entire time. According to Ruben, when a player lands on a property in Monopoly and chooses to pass on buying it, the property goes up for auction. This means that the property is up for grabs for all players!
When someone lands on a property🏠in #Monopoly 🎲💵 & they don't buy it, IT GOES TO AUCTION for any player to buy.— Ruben (@AskRubenHow2Bet) November 20, 2017
IT. IS. IN. THE. RULES.
This is such a game changer! Apparently the rule has been right there in Monopoly’s official rule book this entire time:
“Whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price. You receive the Title Deed card showing ownership; place it face up in front of you. If you do not wish to buy the property, the Banker sells it at auction to the highest bidder. The buyer pays the Bank the amount of the bid in cash and receives the Title Deed card for the property.”
“Any player, including the one who declined the option to buy it at the printed price, may big. Bidding may start at any price.”
Do you know what that means? It means you can possibly score a total bargain on a property! Even if you’re the one who passed on buying it, you can still bid in the auction.
Yes & you're also allowed to land on a property, choose to not buy it and then bid on it during auction— Ruben (@AskRubenHow2Bet) November 20, 2017
Hundreds of Twitter users replied to the tweets with a whole variety of reactions!
Always amazed by the amount of people that don't know this. HOW CAN YOU BUY A GAME AND NOT READ THE RULES?— Calabria (@Zurribulle) November 23, 2017
Omgod its true ...i just pulled out jy monopoly to check pic.twitter.com/YsqB9WWBnS— Mia Mymy (@GlitterGift) November 25, 2017
I'm gonna need your email for later board game disputes, you're a game changer sir— friend of a freind (@y_doc_senoj91) November 23, 2017
With this new information up your sleeve, it’s now time to challenge your pals to a game of Monopoly and wow them with your knowledge. Just tread lightly, someone might want to fight you on this rule so make sure you have your handy rulebook by your side to prove them wrong!