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You’ve been playing Monopoly wrong your entire life. Here’s how to fix it
I don't have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I've debated with someone about whether or not Monopoly is a good game.
People have fond memories of playing the game with their family, but Monopoly is one of the worst board games imaginable: It takes 5+ hours to play, it's largely luck-based, and afterward everyone hates each other and swears never to play again.
This article tells us why Monopoly is such a terrible game: We've all been playing it wrong for the past 80 years. And no, this isn't just a piece about how Free Parking isn't actually in the rules. It turns out that in the original game instructions, every property that a player chooses not to buy is supposed to be put up for auction and sold to the highest bidder at any price.
The piece goes into detail about why we may have all chosen to spontaneously change the rules of the game without being prompted, as well as the implications of the rule change on the strategy of the game.
Well worth a read for anyone who has ever wasted 8 hours of their life on this (formerly) terrible, terrible game.