Hasbro Releasing New Monopoly Edition With The Best “House Rules” Players Have Dreamed Up

When I play Monopoly with my friends, every time someone lands on Baltic Avenue they have to take off their socks, clap them on their ears and sing a special song about real estate and the plight of modern man. That’s not true, but it could be — and while such “House Rules” you and your kind have made up aren’t official Monopoly rules, Hasbro is preparing to approve some of the best of those made-up rules.

Hasbro has been publishing the game since 1991, and announced this week that a special edition of Monopoly will hit shelves this fall that includes the best of the best “house rules,” reports the New York Times.

“While the official Monopoly rules will not change,” the company said in a statement, “fans who love playing with ‘house rules’ will now have the opportunity to play them in their game.”

Fans are invited to discuss the 10 most popular house rules on Monopoly’s Facebook page until April 3, when it will choose five to become part of the special addition.

It appears I’m too late to submit the aforementioned “sock on ears” rule, but just know that it’s available for your own personal use if you’d like to employ it.

Can’t Play by the Rules? It’s Fine by Mr. Monopoly [New York Times]

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  1. schwartzster says:

    Man, I really want to be able to collect fines in “Free Parking”, but I don’t want to shell out for the House Rules edition. Guess I’m stuck playing the regular rules.

  2. mobafett says:

    First player to get mad and flip the board wins. That was always my rule.

  3. Airwave says:

    I enjoy playing Scrabble® and reading the rules brochure recently, I discovered suggestions on its rules too. For example, the players can all agree to be able to replace one letter of a word already on the board. Hours of fun!