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March 28, 2014 - 8:00 am

Park-Place_Monopoly

Brilliant move by Parker Bros:

There’s the official Monopoly rules, and then there’s the way you play the game — and everyone does it just a little bit different. Now Hasbro is hoping to tap into that rich world of user-created rules with an upcoming “house rules” edition of the board game. And in order to crowdsource those ideas, it’s turning to Facebook.

For each of the next 10 days, the Monopoply Facebook page will feature a different house rule, and fans can vote for whether or not it should be included in the game. These include things like freezing your assets so that you don’t earn rent money while in jail, or forcing players to go around the board once before they can actually start buying property. In addition to the upcoming special edition, the new rules will also be featured in the main Monopoly game guide starting next year, though of course they’ll be entirely optional. “The official Monopoly rules will not change,” the company says.

I’d never heard of the asset-freeze rule, but I’m going to incorporate it into the Casa Verde Edition. A player in a strong position who finds himself in jail is often happy to stay there for the maximum three turns, collecting his rents without risking having to pay any else’s rents. I say, let ‘em rot!

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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We took all the funds from income tax and whatever funds that were levied from a player - that didn't goto other players - and put it in the middle of the board. If you landed on free parking BOOM! enjoy all those fat stacks of cash.
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That's a pretty cool idea, and a great house rule to boot!
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