Are you one of those people who likes to make up their own rules to Monopoly? Maybe you start the game by giving each player $2,000 instead of the designated $1,500, or maybe you don’t allow players in jail to collect rent while they’re still behind bars? Or maybe you prefer to be a total rebel and not even read the game’s instructions. But no matter your degree of rebellion, if you’re a Monopoly fan who likes to make a few adjustments of your own, we have good news. Now is your chance to take your own personal house rules and turn them into official rules.
Starting Tuesday and continuing through April 3, fans of the game are invited to join the Great Monopoly House Rules debate on Monopoly’s Facebook page. After crowd-sourcing fans globally, 10 house rules were selected for fans to debate. Then, after the debate, Hasbro will weed out the top House Rules and add them to Monopoly: House Rules Edition, which will be available in stores this fall. The added rules will also be included in the 2015 classic Monopoly game guide.
Here are the 10 rules up for debate:
Free Parking, Fast Cash: All taxes and fees will be collected in the middle of the game board, if you land on Free Parking, it’s your lucky day: collect all the money from the middle of the board.
Dash for the Cash: Landed on Go! Amazing, you get to double your salary – 400M dollars instead of 200M Dollars.
Frozen Assets Rule: When in jail, a player cannot collect any rent money from other players. Sorry about your luck.
Lucky Roller: Did you just Roll Snake Eyes (double one’s)… odds are in your favor, collect 500M Dollars.
3’s a Crowd: Are there 3 players in a row on 3 unique properties? Well done, each player gets an extra 500M Dollars.
Cash Advance: Don’t have enough to buy Boardwalk? With this House Rule, players can make loans between each other to co-own properties. Who collects rent money? That’s determined amongst the new property owners!
Break The Bank: At the start of the game, leave half the money in the bank. Then mix up the other half of the money in the center of a board. On the count of 3 every player grabs what they can! Free For All!
Mum’s the Word: Mum always gets out of jail free. Always. No questions asked. She’s just that special.
See the Sights: Players must travel around the board one complete time before they can begin buying properties. Hurry up and get to GO before everyone else!
Property Boom: Anxious to begin building? We hear you- with this rule, players do not have to own a complete set of properties before they start to build houses.
Which house rule would you add to your Monopoly, or are you much too traditional for this nonsense?