Monopoly is one of the most popular games to play around the Christmas period.
While it's perfect to bring the family together, in other occasions it creates an outrageous amount of tension.
Generally the game ends in tears, but one thing for sure is that each household has its own rules.
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Now with Christmas in a matter of days, it's important to iron out any complications ahead of the big day.
And thanks to a Twitter thread, there's one rule many people might not be aware of when playing Monopoly.
Back in 2017, user David Burge asked: "Easy Twitter challenge: name the most trivial hill on which you are willing to die."
And another user named Ruben had the perfect response.
He said: "When someone lands on a property in Monopoly & they don't buy it, it goes to auction for any player to buy.
"IT. IS. IN. THE. RULES."
The tweet racked up more than 2,000 likes with many people shocked they've been playing the classic game wrong.
One said: "Omg this makes the game like 10 times better," while another added: "Thank you for the truth today."
Meanwhile others who had read the rule book were surprised as many were unaware.
One person said it's a great way to speed up the game as people get bankrupted far sooner.
Another added: "Yes! So many house rules make the game miserable. The formal rules keep the game to an hour instead of a lifetime."
In the rule book, it states: "If the player lands on an unowned property, whether street, railroad, or utility, they can buy the property for its listed purchase price.
"If they decline this purchase, the property is auctioned off by the bank to the highest bidder, including the player who declined to buy."
So there you have it!
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