Monopoly considers new set of rules

The newest Monopoly token, the cat, is seen at Hasbro's New York office in New York, in this...

The newest Monopoly token, the cat, is seen at Hasbro's New York office in New York, in this February 11, 2013 file photo. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Insider Images)

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The makers of Monopoly are debating a new set of rules for the board game based on the favourite "house rules" of fans.

The rules would become part of a special edition of Monopoly to be released this fall and be included in 2015 editions.

The house rules won't replace the long-standing rules of the game, but will be optional additions.

A discussion with fans about some of the proposed rules is taking place on the Monopoly Facebook page and website.

Some of the house rules game-maker Hasbro suggested include freezing a player's assets while they're in jail, doubling the amount collected for passing go, and putting taxes in the middle of the board to be won when a player lands on the free parking space.

Hasbro says a recent survey found 66% of people have never read all the rules for Monopoly and 49% have created their own rules.

 

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