15 Monopoly Rules That Aren’t Actually Rules

House Rules. We’ve all got ‘em. You might be surprised to learn that you’ve been playing this beloved game incorrectly your entire life. Not to worry! One of these popular House Rules will soon become an official one. Debate now, and let your voice be heard!

1. House Rule: All taxes and fines are put in a large pot, and if you land on Free Parking, you take the whole pot.

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2. House Rule: If you land on an unclaimed property and decide you don’t want to buy it, your turn is over.

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3. House Rule: After you go bankrupt, all of your properties go to the bank.

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4. House Rule: If you land on Go, you collect $400.

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5. House Rule: If you’re in jail, you can’t collect any rent on your properties.

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6. House Rule: If you roll a snake eyes, you automatically get $500.

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7. House Rule: If there are players on each of three consecutive properties, each player collects $500.

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8. House Rule: If you really want to buy a property you landed on, but can’t afford it, you can accept a loan from a fellow player and co-own.

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9. House Rule: Before the game starts, you put half of all the money in the center of the board. At the count of three, everyone grabs what they can.

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10. House Rule: If you’re playing with your mom, she always gets out of jail free. Because she’s your mom.

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11. House Rule: You must make one full rotation around the board before being able to purchase any properties.

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12. House Rule: You can start building houses whether or not you own all properties in the category.

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13. House Rule: If you land on Chance, you’ve got a choice — pick a Chance Card, or don’t.

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14. House Rule: If you land on Go, you can either collect your $200 reward, or forfeit it in exchange for being able to go to any property immediately.

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15. House Rule: The Mercy Rule says that you can set a fixed dollar amount to be the goal. When a player achieves that amount, they automatically win.

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