5 Great Board Game Hacks for Monopoly and Scrabble

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Sarah W. Caron on Dec 10, 2009 at 6:17PM

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Monopoly Jackpot

a Sarah W. Caron on Dec 10, 2009 at 6:17PM

Playing a board game with your family usually means following two sets of rules—the one printed on the box, and the one your family makes up. Two iconic American games—Scrabble and Monopoly—are especially fun to “hack” with homemade rules. Here are five of our favorites.

Monopoly Jackpot

It can take awhile to amass a fortune in Monopoly … unless, of course, you play by this fun, alternative rule.

To Play: When the game starts, the banker places a $500 bill in the center of the game board to start off the jackpot. Whenever anyone pays fines or taxes during the game, the money is placed in the center of the board, too. When a player lands on the Free Parking space, they win the jackpot. Some families include property purchases in the jackpot money as well.

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