This forgotten rule of Monopoly dramatically changes the game

A long-forgotten game-changing rule has resurfaced online – and fans admit it makes the game even better.

Rubin, a gamer from Los Angeles, took to his Twitter with the revelation in 2017 and it quickly went viral, though many players are still playing the game incorrectly.

on his page @employee Make it clear that if you land on a property you don’t buy, it will be put up for auction.

But people didn’t seem to be paying attention as the controversy resurfaced on Twitter again today when British podcaster John Jackson tweeted about his kids “reclassifying everything” during the match.

A long-forgotten game-changing rule has resurfaced online, and many admit it makes the game better

In his original tweet, Robin explained, “When someone lands on a property in Monopoly and doesn’t buy it, they go out to bid for any player to buy it.” He. She. He is. in a. the. Grammar.’

The tweet received nearly 2,000 likes, and many people couldn’t believe they’d been playing the classic game wrong their whole lives.

Some people were shocked by the rule and admitted they didn’t know anything about it until now.

Someone said: “Literally nobody plays it that way. Definitely?!’ Another wrote: “Wait what!?!?! Oh my God!”

Some people were shocked by this rule and admitted they never knew about it - but it was already in the original rulebook

Some people were shocked by this rule and admitted they never knew about it – but it was already in the original rulebook

Another person said, “Wow never knew this. Never gets old, thanks!”

However, others were aware of the rule and always played the game that way.

One person wrote: “Always amazed how many people don’t know this. How can you buy a game and not read the rules?

Another commenter wrote: ‘I’ve always played this way since I was a kid in the 80s.

This is old news. I also put tax money in the center and whoever lands in free parking gets the loot. Not sure if this is a rule but I use it lol’

Game fan Robin, from Los Angeles, took to his Twitter with the revelation in 2017 and it quickly went viral, though many players are still playing the game incorrectly.

Game fan Robin, from Los Angeles, took to his Twitter with the revelation in 2017 and it quickly went viral, though many players are still playing the game incorrectly.

The tweet received nearly 2,000 likes, and many people couldn't believe they'd been playing the classic game wrong their whole lives.

The tweet received nearly 2,000 likes, and many people couldn’t believe they’d been playing the classic game wrong their whole lives.

Another tweet read: “I learned to play Monopoly from my grandfather. This has always been part of the game. Anyone who actually reads the rules — and plays by the real rules — knows that.

The debate started again today when John Jackson wrote: ‘Eights and fives play Monopoly against each other and it’s pure chaos. They keep rearranging everything and I think they are about to invent QE.

However, another user responded pointing out that it’s in the rules, saying, “It speeds up the game tremendously. And some people don’t pay that much to buy properties from other players to get a group.”

Monopoly was originally designed to warn players about the dangers of capitalism – but it ended up being a celebration of affluence.

The controversy resurfaced on Twitter today when British podcaster John Jackson tweeted about his children

The controversy resurfaced on Twitter today when British podcaster John Jackson tweeted about his kids “reclassifying everything” during the match.

The first version of the board game was called “The Landlord’s Game” and was meant to show the unfairness of private property.

It was created in 1902 by Elizabeth Magee who believed in fairer taxation and wanted a single tax on land ownership to replace all others.

She thought it was grossly unfair that the landlords profited by passively owning the land and wanted to change it.

The board game she called “The Landlord’s Game” was primarily a satire and she believed that when people played it they would “clearly see the gross injustices of our present land system”. How wrong she was.

In its original version, players used paper money to purchase utilities and properties, just like the modern game.

But instead of going over the “Go” and collecting $200, I swiped a box that said “Labour on Mother Earth Produces Wages” and got $100.

A “No Trespassing” sign is placed on one corner of the board. Go to jail,” which she said was owned by a British lord and was referring to “foreign ownership of American lands.”

Monopoly was originally designed to warn players about the dangers of capitalism - but it ended up being a celebration of affluence

Monopoly was originally designed to warn players about the dangers of capitalism – but it ended up being a celebration of affluence

Magie patented The Landlord’s Game in 1904 and approached board game makers Parker Brothers, but they turned it down, saying it was too complicated.

Meanwhile, the game spread across the country—people made their own versions out of paper—until it found its way to Charles Darrow in Philadelphia in 1933.

His friend Charles Todd showed him the game and he promptly stole it and called it his own idea, adding more color to the palette and suggesting people use small household objects to play tokens.

During the 1930s, it began selling steadily at stores like FAO Schwartz until, in 1935, Parker Brothers decided to purchase it from Darrow for $7,000—worth over $120,000 today.

Parker Brothers added playing pieces including a shoe, top hat and iron, Chance and Community Chest cards and a cartoon character he called Mr. Monopoly, which gave birth to the game’s new name.

The company tried to patent the game, but realized that Darrow didn’t actually own it.

They had to pay $10,000 to Daniel Lehman, who patented his own version called finance.

They also tracked down Maggie, who was living in Arlington, Virginia, and paid her $500 with a commitment to make a copy of The Landlord’s Game.

Meanwhile, Darrow made millions, even after Parker Brothers cut its revenue.

In 1939 when Parker Brothers finally made The Landlord’s Game it was blown up and most of the 10,000 copies were returned. No doubt Maggie was grieving.

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