One can say that almost everyone has already played Monopoly or has experienced or heard about the game. On another note, do you know anyone who has actually read the rules of the game?
This classic board game, which was released in 1935, has been a staple board game on game nights or any type of family nights or sleepovers. Since everyone plays Monopoly, nobody reads the rules anymore. The instructions are passed on orally by someone who received the instructions from another someone orally.
It is without a doubt that most of us have learned to play Monopoly from friends and family. However, if you can find the time to actually sit down and read the instructions of the board game, you’d be surprised that there are certain rules that people ignore.
One rule that continues to baffle people across the globe when they found out about it is “the auction rule.”
Most of the time, and what most people know when it comes to playing Monopoly, one person will roll the dice and gets to move their piece. If they land on a property, they will decide whether to buy it or not.
Then, the next person gets to roll the dice and so on and so forth. However, this is not exactly how the game should be played.
The first rule is that when a player lands on a property, they get to decide whether or not to buy it. If they don’t buy it, it goes to auction, and any player can buy it. A lot of people were baffled by this idea. With the auction rule, things will actually speed up.
Since most people are not familiar with this particular rule, they were all shocked about it when user @AskRubenHow2Bet shared this information over Twitter.