Man at His Best

Here's Why You've Been Playing Monopoly Wrong Your Entire Life

Your whole life has been a lie.

BY Editors | Dec 4, 2017 | Culture

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There's only one way to truly win Monopoly, and that's to finish the game without flipping the board, breaking up with your partner or becoming a family outcast.

But there are tactics you can employ along the way, and it turns out that there's one integral feature of the game that we've all ignored over the years.

A tweet this week pointed out that in the rule book, if a player lands on a property and decides not to buy it, it will immediately go to auction for the rest of the players.

The official rule book states:

"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."

This is particularly useful if your opponent can't afford the property for financial reasons, meaning you can pick it up on the cheap.

There you go! One more way to ruin your closest relationships. You're welcome.

From: Esquire UK


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