Monopoly madness
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 | Author: Dav

I love Monopoly. I'm not sure why, but it could be the draw of earning loads of money and causing other people to go bankrupt.

The problem is, the bunch I play Monopoly with sometimes come up with very interesting outlook on the rules of Monopoly. Truth to be told, I'm not even sure if the rules I have in my head are the right ones, but enough people agree with me, and that makes it ok (majority!)

  1. If you land on the 'Go' space, and you get paid the $200 right away.
  2. This one is related to #1 above. You roll and get a Chance card. It says, advance to 'Go' but it does not say the usual "Collect $200 if you pass Go". Because of this, you can not collect your $200.
  3. When you land on a property space that's not owned, you can go ahead and buy it (no duh!). When you buy the property, because you're a rich poopy-head, you're allowed to go ahead and build 4 houses and a hotel. No, really.
  4. Free parking - when you land on the space marked as 'Pay tax - $100 ' or 'Income tax - $200' you put the money in the center of the board, and when a player lands on the 'Free Parking' space, he/she gets to take all the money accumulated in the center. Awesome!
  5. Players in jail can not collect rent (oh I vetoed this one right away!).
  6. The "I don't know what you're talking about, I've just rolled the dice so no one owes you any money" rule - when a player lands on someone's property, and that person forgets to look up the fact that they own the property (I blame TV), and another person goes ahead and rolls the dice, then the game goes on. No one pays anyone.
  7. If you roll a double 3 times in a row, you go to jail (two same values 3 times in a row - trust me, it happens)

Well, this is what I have to put up with. I'm not saying all of the above 'house rules' are wrong, but some are!

Dav out
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