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Homeowners Rip Up Carpet And Discover Huge Monopoly Board Underneath

Dominic Smithers

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Homeowners Rip Up Carpet And Discover Huge Monopoly Board Underneath

Featured Image Credit: u/Yamaha234

Monopoly is a staple of the board game world. And while it might be the cause of some tasty arguments between friends and family, it's loved the world over.

However, as a couple found recently when making some changes to their home, some people clearly love it more than others.

In a post to Reddit form the couple's son-in-law, they were stunned when they ripped up an old carpet and discovered a huge Monopoly board hiding underneath.

Presumably, the previous occupants were big players.

Sharing the snap, the poster wrote: "While tearing up their carpet, my in-laws found a giant monopoly board."

Credit: u/Yamaha234
Credit: u/Yamaha234

Since sharing the post, it has received more than 1,400 comments.

Now, while creating a giant version of a board game might seem a little strange to most, apparently it was all the rage at one time.

Shedding some light on the bizarre fad, one user said: "Showed this to my wife, and she reminded me that there's a whole neighbourhood near us, built in the mid-50s, that has game boards painted or tiled onto their basement floors.

"Seems to have been a selling point or something."

"It was a style for playrooms back in the day," another added.

While a third user said: "I'll never forget always wanting one of these when I was younger.

"I must have begged almost every day, just longing to be able to finally get one of these. I don't know why - I didn't even like monopoly, but the gimmick of it just seemed... cool.

"I thought my friends would have been visiting my house every night, just to see this cool monopoly board, despite the fact that most of them had an SNES or Genesis, which was obviously much better."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Now, while you could try and bring the craze back, the majority of people will probably stick with the much more manageable board game version.

The makers of the game recently announced that it was going to make some changes to its Community Chest cards... after 85 years.

And they want some input form fans.

Hasbro is asking fans to vote for their favourites out of a selection of new cards, which will ask players to do things like donate to an animal shelter or volunteer at a local children's hospital, while some of the cards will have penalties for failing to take out the rubbish or not choosing to shop local.

In a statement, Hasbro said: "Covering topics like beauty contests, holiday funds, and life insurance, there is no denying the Monopoly game's Community Chest Cards are long overdue for a refresh.

"And, coming out of the tumultuous year of 2020, the term 'community' has taken on a whole new meaning."

Topics: Funny, Social Media, Monopoly, Games, Reddit, Weird

Dominic Smithers
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