A couple discovers a giant Monopoly in their house after tearing up a carpet
The homeowners were left speechless after unexpectedly discovering the huge game board hidden under their rug, while carrying out renovations to their home.
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Ah, Monopoly – the essentials of family life.
Not only was the board game our first taste of the brutality of the London property market, it was the source of many heated arguments throughout childhood.
The pain of languishing in prison, while everyone else smugly moves on, never really leaves you.
But it seems some people like the game more than others, as a couple recently discovered after tearing up their mat.
The previous owners had installed a huge Monopoly board, and it’s really amazing.
The photo was shared on Reddit, by the couple’s son-in-law who explained, “Ripping up their rug, my in-laws found a giant monopoly.”
He added: “Trying to convince them to cover it in epoxy and do the rest of the flooring around it as they originally wanted.”
Since sharing the post, it has racked up thousands of comments, with many people sharing their stories of finding similar designs.
Apparently it was a massive trend at one point, and potentially a trend we could bring back?
One user revealed, “I showed this to my wife, and she reminded me that there’s a whole neighborhood near our house, built in the mid-1950s, that has game boards painted or tiled. on their basements.
“Seems to have been a selling point or something.”
Another commented: “Didn’t know anyone really liked Monopoly. And certainly not enough to do that. And more than once.”
A third joked: “Playable with real dog, hat, iron and shoe.
But one naysayer admitted they would get rid of it for fear of getting fed up once the novelty wears off.
He wrote: “I think this is a super cool find…but as an owner I think the novelty of having a monopoly board for a room would get old pretty quickly unless it’s s whether it’s a dedicated games room or something.
“I’m sure every new guest you bring into your home would rave about how cool it is, and you inwardly sigh… yeah… ‘cool.’
“While you hate that you’ve decorated your shelves with oversized Monopoly game pieces and stacks of Community Chest and Chance cards to stick with the theme.
“And you don’t even really like Monopoly, you’re more of a Scrabble type.”