Turns out you've been playing Monopoly wrong your whole life

Publish Date
Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:50PM
Photos: Getty Images

Photos: Getty Images

Monopoly is a game that can create fond family memories... if it doesn't tear it apart first. 

A cosy "games night" in at home can quickly turn into a war of words over property, hotels and Mum quietly sniping money from the bank during her role as the banker. 

Yup, sh*t can get feral very fast with this game, but what we have just learnt about the game pretty much changes everything:

And Ruben is correct, this is in fact in the rules, read it and weep:

Whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price. You receive the Title Deed card showing ownership; place it face up in front of you. 

If you do not wish to buy the property, the Banker sells it at auction to the highest bidder. The buyer pays the Bank the amount of the bid in cash and receives the Title Deed card for that property. Any player, including the one who declined the option to buy it at the printed price, may bid. Bidding may start at any price.

BRB, going to crush the fam at Monopoly....legally of course!