It turns out we've all been playing Monopoly wrong our whole life

Publish Date
Friday, 1 December 2017, 1:00PM
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Monopoly is a game that can create fond family memories, so long as it doesn't tear the family apart first. 

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

Yup, things can turn south fast with this game, but what we have just learnt about the game 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.

Who else going to go to crush the family at Monopoly now? ... Legally of course!