Sneaky Monopoly player reveals a ‘hidden’ rule that could change the entire game
December 20, 2022, 1:20 p.m
An experienced player has revealed a lesser-known hack that can help you win this Christmas.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a family row over a board game, but this ‘hidden’ Monopoly hack could mean you walk away with the crown this year.
One player has taken to social media to reveal a lesser known ‘secret’ rule you may not have heard of – and it could change the whole game.
According to Twitter user Ruben, when a person lands on a property, utility or train station and decides not to buy it, it actually goes up for auction.
He wrote: “When someone lands on a property in #Monopoly and they don’t buy it, IT GOES AT AUCTION for any player to buy. THAT. IS. IN. THE RULES.”
Not only did he confirm that any player can buy the plot on their turn, but that it is a legitimate tactic set out in the terms.
If you can already imagine your family disputing this sneaky move, the official Monopoly rule reads: “If the player lands on an unowned piece of property, whether it’s a street, railroad, or utility, they can buy the property for the listed purchase price.
“If they decline this purchase, the property is auctioned off by the bank to the highest bidder, including the player who refused to buy.”
Players were quick to comment on the property building strategy, sharing their shock at the rulebook reveal.
“Wait, what!?!?! omg,” one social media user wrote.
“Oh my god it’s true…I just pulled out my monopoly to check,” another confirmed.
A third said: “Wow never knew this. Never too old to learn, thanks!”
While a fourth chimed in: “Omg this makes the game 10x better.”
Some board game enthusiasts even started sharing their own Monolopy tips to kick the game up a notch.
MHTC Board Games revealed its best hint: “Don’t forget the extra rule for going to jail, roll three doubles in a row.”
As a player named Bryan added, “There’s also a rule that allows you to actually have a monopoly. Want to rage on those you’re playing with? Make sure you buy up as many houses as possible until they’re gone.
“According to the rules, you can’t buy a hotel unless you have enough houses to upgrade.”
So there you have it, some extra tactics to take your Monolopy game to the next level as the holiday season begins.