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Show Me The Money – #MonopolyCheaters


Show Me The Money – #MonopolyCheaters

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    A few weeks ago JustaBXgirl found an old version of Monopoly at Abuela’s house.  She’s really been into the game since.  That being said when given the chance to check out the newest version of Classic Monopoly with the new tokens I had to say, YES!!! It arrived just as we got home from JustaBXgirl’s birthday trip so she was excited to have a birthday gift waiting!

    Now, since she’s just learned how to play and doesn’t read yet I don’t have to worry about her cheating when she plays with me.  I’m betting if your littles are a bit bigger then you have to keep an eye out for the cheaters.  Or are you the Monopoly cheater at your house? It is okay and you are not alone.  In a recent survey about half of the people surveyed admitted to some form of cheating when it comes to the classic board game.  Shame on you all!! Just kidding.

    Of course, I have taught her that any money paid for Community Chest, Chance or taxes goes to the Free Parking space.  Did you know some people don’t use that space to get free money??? Yea, I know craziness.

    Hasbro has, however, come up with a really fun way to report those cheaters.  Now through February 16th the Monopoly Cheatbot will help settle disputes. The best part is the Cheatbot will serve as the judge and hand out punishments.  To check out the Cheatbot head over to their Facebook page, but first, enter my giveaway for your own Monopoly & PayDay below.

    PayDay is fun and a way to start teaching little about responsibility.  Will you be broke at the end of the month? JustaBXgirl said we are not going to open the PayDay until her cousins come over so we haven’t had the chance to play it yet but I am looking forward to checking it out and I’m excited that we can offer one of you the opportunity to check out both of these games.

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    1. Tara Darity

      January 21, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      We follow the rules of the game as stated. As kids everyone had thier own set of rules haha

      • justabxmom

        January 21, 2018 at 8:43 pm

        Good for you. We were just playing earlier this evening and I laughed reading the questions on the box. I remember having to wait to go around the board once before buying property. So happy that’s not a real rule.

    2. Sara Perrera

      January 21, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      I do the free parking space takes the money from the pot and my husband does not. He thinks I’m cheating when I do that.

      • justabxmom

        January 21, 2018 at 8:41 pm

        Sounds like he will be using the Cheatbot this month!

    3. Karen Gonyea

      January 21, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      Nope !! We stick to the book !!

      • justabxmom

        January 21, 2018 at 8:40 pm

        Kudos to you! I feel like I didn’t learn some rules weren’t real until I was in college!

    4. Linda Everson

      January 22, 2018 at 7:57 am

      No, I do not make my own rules when playing Monopoly.

      • justabxmom

        January 22, 2018 at 12:05 pm

        I love how many people follow the rules!

    5. Karen Behrman

      January 22, 2018 at 8:00 am

      We added a rule where you got a jackpot if you landed on free parking

      • justabxmom

        January 22, 2018 at 12:04 pm

        Yay! We can play together since we use that rule too!

    6. Ruby Cruz

      January 22, 2018 at 8:56 am

      We saw the new gamer version so gonna get that one can’t wait to see how they bend the rules lol

      • justabxmom

        January 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

        I love the new tokens.

    7. David Basile

      January 22, 2018 at 11:41 am

      We try to stick to the rules

      • justabxmom

        January 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

        So many rule followers here. I love it!

    8. Melissa C

      January 22, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      We usually end the game when the 1st person has the most houses

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 10:13 am

        Interesting rule!

    9. Fredrick Pauly

      January 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      We stick to the rules, I think. Maybe a few tweaks.

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 10:12 am

        Every rule deserves a good tweak!

    10. susan smoaks

      January 22, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      we would barter between the players which i am sure is against the rules.

    11. Linda G.

      January 22, 2018 at 6:22 pm

      we play by the rules, love to play with my grandkids

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 10:11 am

        We love board games!

    12. Lisa Voyce

      January 22, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      We’ve always followed the rules.

    13. Donna L

      January 22, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      We make landing on free parking with bonus money.

    14. Anne Higgins

      January 22, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      We are a board playing family and try to always follow the rules (there have been some exceptions with out youngest grandchild – always have to have an exception to the rule!).

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 10:11 am

        There will always be exceptions!

    15. Stephanie Liske

      January 22, 2018 at 10:44 pm

      We make landing on free parking w/ the $500 and with any taxes or monies paid to the bank except buying properties of course.

    16. Allyson Tice

      January 22, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      WE make up a rule only about hotels and stuff. we dont use them. they confuse us!

    17. Debbie Erickson

      January 23, 2018 at 12:39 am

      We do the money from community chest and chance when landing on free parking

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 10:10 am

        Us too!

    18. Denise Sachs

      January 23, 2018 at 8:42 am

      No, we try to follow the rules.

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 10:10 am

        Good job!

    19. Jenny Q.

      January 23, 2018 at 8:51 am

      We follow the rules of the game since I have more than one child, they would end up arguing if we didn’t.

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 10:09 am

        That’s a good reason to follow the rules!

    20. Cindy Peterson

      January 23, 2018 at 10:48 am

      My husbands makes side deals for property between players. These are done on the sly and try to get away with it without being caught. My side of the family are pretty strict rule followers.

    21. Jeremy McLaughlin

      January 23, 2018 at 11:39 am

      No we follow the regular rules.

    22. Carly S

      January 23, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      No, I’m a stickler for rules 🙂

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 5:21 pm

        Monopoly and Uno are the only games I’m comfortable adding rules to!

    23. Stacie Humphrey

      January 23, 2018 at 1:44 pm

      No, we follow the original rules.

    24. Mal/M

      January 23, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      The family adults usually “let” the younger children win.

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 5:20 pm

        My daughter would love playing with you because she has to earn her wins. In other words, I don’t like to lose LOL

    25. Mary Cloud

      January 23, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      Nah- we play by the original rules

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 7:49 pm

        You are in good company in these comments. It seems most people play by the book!

    26. Surinder gurm

      January 23, 2018 at 6:31 pm

      No we are a by the book family

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        You rock! I’m starting to rethink how I play!

    27. Darlene Carbajal

      January 23, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      No, we don’t make our own rules.

      • justabxmom

        January 23, 2018 at 7:51 pm

        I’m starting to feel bad for adding money to Free Parking!

    28. Lilith

      January 23, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      The last time we played we didn’t make own rules, but sometimes we do add $ to free parking

      • justabxmom

        January 24, 2018 at 10:37 am

        Case by case. I like!

    29. Jennifer Ramirez

      January 23, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      MY family plays strictly by the rules so no one can get mad!

      • justabxmom

        January 24, 2018 at 10:31 am

        Good reasoning!

    30. Brittany Carter

      January 24, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      We use the rules with 5 kids it’s the only way to keep from fighting lol

      • justabxmom

        January 26, 2018 at 11:15 am

        That makes a lot of sense!

    31. Lisa Romine

      January 24, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      No, we always play by the rules.

    32. Katrina Angele

      January 25, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      We do the free parking rule where all the tax money and what not goes there and if you land on it you get a big payday!

    33. Jessie Redding

      January 25, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Pretty much a stickler for the original rules…I take Monopoly very seriously. It’s my FAVORITE.
      However, I we put taxes in free parking. JUST taxes. Keeps things interesting.

      • justabxmom

        January 26, 2018 at 11:15 am

        I take Uno very seriously!

    34. Robin

      January 25, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      My don’t make any new rules for the games.

      • justabxmom

        January 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

        You seem to be in good company!

    35. beth shepherd

      January 25, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      We put all the tax money in the middle and whoever lands on free parking wins the money. Thank you!

      • justabxmom

        January 26, 2018 at 10:04 am

        Me too! Love landing there!

    36. KIM BROOKS

      January 25, 2018 at 10:44 pm

      we keep it classic when we play! go by the rules 🙂

      • justabxmom

        January 26, 2018 at 10:04 am

        I really thought some of the additions were rules!

    37. Erica B.

      January 26, 2018 at 9:20 am

      I follow the rules strictly!

      • justabxmom

        January 26, 2018 at 10:05 am

        Good for you!

    38. beth

      January 26, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      no i do not make up my own rules

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:25 pm

        Good for you!

    39. natosha miller

      January 27, 2018 at 6:04 am

      Our family follows the game’s rules. However, we’ve play so many times, so we might have changed it up without noticing ☺

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:24 pm

        That is so funny. That happened to me with Uno.

    40. Ed

      January 27, 2018 at 11:30 am

      $500 for landing on Free Parking?!?

    41. Jennifer Lightman

      January 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      We do the money collected from “penalties” is reward for landing on Free Parking. It wasn’t until recently that I learned that this wasn’t the “correct” way to play.

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:23 pm

        Right?! So many people play that way you assume it is a real rule.

    42. Jessi Housel

      January 27, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Our only rule that we made up was that if during a long game if someone wanted to quite the player could giveaway and divide up their assets. Monopoly is a family favorite growing up (my mom was super competitive! lol

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:22 pm

        That could be a game changer in itself.

    43. Yvonne Delgado

      January 27, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      We have Monopoly rules that I think arent in the rule book about the pile of money in the middle, if you land on FREE PARKING you get that pile of money.

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:22 pm

        Yup, that’s an added rule.

    44. Wendy McBride

      January 27, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      We follow the regular Monopoly rules. I am sure my grown kiddos probably made their own rules since they have been known to not want to follow the norm. lol

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:21 pm

        Haha! What mama doesn’t know won’t drive her crazy

    45. Brenda Elsner

      January 27, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      We play that when you land on free parking the money in the middle of the board is yours!!

    46. Jennifer H.

      January 27, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      We have free parking where you get money.

    47. Rose Santuci-Sofranko

      January 28, 2018 at 12:09 am

      We sometimes just put a time limit on our game…maybe set a timer for 2 hours and the person with the most money wins. Otherwise the game can go on forever. Thanks and God Bless!

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:19 pm

        That is a great rule!

    48. Shakeia Rieux

      January 28, 2018 at 4:25 am

      We play by the rules of the game

    49. Peggy Rydzewski

      January 28, 2018 at 9:55 am

      No we try to go by the rule unless the game goes to long.

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:11 pm

        What do you do when it gets long?

    50. Julie Waldron

      January 28, 2018 at 11:24 am

      No, we do not make our own rules.

    51. Samantha Thomas

      January 28, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      We just follow the rules provided by the game

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:10 pm

        That’s a way to keep the peace.

    52. Stephanie Shipley

      January 28, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      I don’t make my own rules when it comes to Monopoly. I like to follow the rules with most board games. I think Uno is the only one where we stray from the rules a bit.

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:08 pm

        I recently learned an Uno rule we use isn’t a real rule!

    53. Jacklyn

      January 28, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      We follow most rules, but the one that seems to drive everyone nuts when we play with people outside the family is that we put ALL of the money into free parking – NONE of it goes back to the bank!! Land on free parking and it can change your entire game!!

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:08 pm

        Oh that does sound like a game changer

    54. Kristen

      January 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Yes, our rule is when one person get a railroad, no one else can buy one.

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:06 pm

        Oh wow! That’s a cool one!

    55. Buddy Garrett

      January 28, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      I have never played Monopoly. I would play by the rules.

    56. DanV

      January 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      We just stick to the house rules unless it’s an endless game, and then we add up whoever has the most money wins

    57. Francine Anchondo

      January 28, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Free parking we put all the fine money in there and if someone lands on it they get it.

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:05 pm

        Me too!

    58. Leah Shumack

      January 28, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      We usually give more money than what it says to. More competition to purchase stuff faster!

    59. Amy Deeter

      January 28, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      no, we have always stuck to the rules of the game

    60. John H.

      January 28, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      We include having money in the free parking spot.

    61. Hesper Fry

      January 28, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      I follow the rules per the instructions that come with the game.

    62. Philip Lawrence

      January 28, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      I only follow the rules given with the game to the letter.

    63. Jodi J

      January 28, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      We make the rule that if you land on Go exactly, you get $500.

      • justabxmom

        January 28, 2018 at 8:26 pm

        Ooh, that’s a good one!

    64. Trisha McKee

      January 28, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      We put all money in the middle for the free parking space. Meaning if we buy a property, it goes in the middle. My aunt was HORRIFIED that my daughter and I play that way.

      • justabxmom

        January 29, 2018 at 10:59 am

        Wow, that’s a free parking I want to land on!

    65. Kayla Klontz

      January 28, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      We follow the rules by the book, but I’d play it with some bent rules!

    66. Jennifer Keating

      January 28, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      We follow the rules as the game states it. When we play a game of Monopoly it’s pretty hardcore in our house, lol.

    67. Sand

      January 28, 2018 at 11:28 pm

      We’ve always just followed the rules.

    68. Tonya Flores

      January 28, 2018 at 11:29 pm

      I follow the rules yet also make some up along the way to win. lol lol lol

      • justabxmom

        January 29, 2018 at 10:45 am

        Haha, this might be my favorite answer yet!

    69. Vikki Billings

      January 28, 2018 at 11:46 pm

      We follow the rules that come with the game.

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