Monopoly Free Parking ‘house rules’ finally explained by Hasbro

For a lot of us, as soon as we reach into the loft and grab the Christmas decorations the Monopoly board comes down with them.

In a lot of households the argument-encouraging game only appears in December and then disappears as quickly as it arrived.

But someone has now posed an interesting question – what is actually supposed to happen when you land on Monopoly Free Parking?

A post on brilliant website Thrillist has left us all thinking.

After stumbling across a video, the writer found out that, well, it can be whatever we want it to be.

And do you know what, they're right.

Sounds strange? Well not really – as they go on to explain.

"The Today I Found Out YouTube channel has attempted to clarify this and a few other Monopoly rules that are often ignored," the post began.

"The Free Parking space is just free parking. Nothing happens when you land there under the rules laid out in the rulebook.

"But like many commonly used Monopoly rules, most of which serve to make the game take longer, people play by their own rules."

"The most popular for Free Parking is to not return fines into the bank, but to a kitty that's won by the next person to land on Free Parking", it continues.

"Hasbro recognised this after commissioning a study on how people played the game and made a House Rules edition.

"It employs many of the rules people play with that run in contrast to the actual rulebook.

"For instance, many don't allow players to collect rent money while they're in jail. Traditional rules say you do collect money."

Consider us impressed – and ready to make a whole batch of new rules just to suit our needs.

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