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Fact or Fiction? Monopoly first hit shop shelves in 1935. Since then many ‘house’ rules have developed – but are they all official? Explore the following and see how many myths you can find.
1.…“You scoop up all the money in the middle of the board for landing on Free Parking.”
2….”When you land on GO you collect double M200."
3….“You cannot buy properties first time round the board.”
4.…“Players sometimes tip up the board in a fury if they have no chance of winning.”
1. FALSE - No money or fines are placed in the middle of the board – a nice myth!
2. FALSE - You collect M200 for Passing GO whether or not you actually land on GO.
3. FALSE - Monopoly is about building up property empires and bankrupting opponents. So inhibiting doing just that even for one GO at the start goes against the spirit of the game.
4. FALSE - The odd person does, but a better way of cutting short your participation if you are losing badly is offering to make a drink - and disappearing!
Joanne Shaw Taylor