- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:21PM
Friendships and family relationships, all burned to the ground, because of one simple suggestion at gatherings, one question, "Do you want to play Monopoly?"
A simple and harmless game that's destroyed relationships, that separates the men from the mice, the great from the mediocre! But apparently we've been playing the game completely wrong and now we're questioning those lost relationships.
Let's be honest, the blue or brown properties where the ideal ones to max out, cheap to buy and build properties, once that was done and you've got your hotels, it was simply a matter of sitting back and watching the notes roll in. Then your competitors would try and trade you some utilities for the chance to live and you would accept because you are a kind god of Monopoly.
Judging by the resounding number of tweets, people weren't aware of the auction rule, an oft-overlooked and underappreciated rule:
According to the rules:
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 that property. Any player, including the one who declined the option to buy it at the printed price, may bid. Bidding may start at any price.
BRB, going to crush our friends at Monopoly....legally of course!