December 21, 2016


The makers of Monopoly are here to save your family Christmas from descending into chaos.

According to the THE SUN, Hasbro has set up a holiday hotline which families can call between December 24 and December 26 to resolve game-based arguments.

Experts will be on hand during this time, using the official rule book to instantly settle any disagreements, while each caller will also have the opportunity to make a donation to the UK charity Childline.

Craig Wilkins, Marketing Director of Hasbro UK & Ireland, shared “Monopoly is one of the best-loved board games of all time, because it’s a way for families to spend some quality time together.”

“However, our research found that Monopoly games can regularly end in chaos, with some friends and family members stopping at nothing to win.”

2000 respondents took part in the study, with the most common disagreements occurring over players “making up the rules, buying a property someone else wants, taking too long, stealing from the bank and being too cocky when things are going their way.”

Disputes often occur before the game even starts too, with players fighting over which token to use. Twenty-six percent, it was revealed, said the puppy dog was their favourite.

Will your family need to make a call for help this Christmas? SHARE WITH US in the comments below. 

  • This seems rather funny to me.


  • I wonder what their solution would be for the sore loser who flips the board game before the game is over because they’re losing?!


  • A hotline is very funny for Monopoly. The charity side of it is a good idea.


  • Unusual name to me – but nowhere near as out there as many others I\’ve hear of. Try Peaches?


  • So “monopoly” have become political and union orientated now.
    This has “gone too far” and ruined the genuine fun of the game learning how to save, spend and see either good or bad results from your decisions.


  • The great side of this is the donations. We dont play by proper rules anyway. In the real game, dont you have to lap the board once before you can buy property? We dont. If you have the cash, buy, buy, buy away. Also, none of this one house at once. Hotels go straight up if you have the mulla !


  • Oh dear, the poor people having to take the calls. It is only a game after all. I hope that if people ring they do donate :)


  • The only good thing about this hotline is the donations side of it. The hotline for rules to monopoly seems way over the top


  • The hot line seems over the top.


  • Oh! This is surely something new! I don’t think I’d ever call :-) but it’s nice to know it’s possible! :-)


  • My 7 year old may of got my competitive nature and there may be some misunderstanding when we play so we may need this


  • Never had those sorts of arguments over Monopoly – this is just a money making grab.


  • Glad our family isn’t the only one who argues over monopoly!!

    • You are not alone – many families do squabble over Monopoly.


  • This is confusing. It’s a game after all, isn’t it?


  • that is pretty sad really!


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