Ah, Monopoly – the staple of family life.
Not only was the board game our first glimpse at how brutal the London property market is, but it’s been the root of many blazing rows throughout childhood.
The pain of languishing in jail, while everyone else smugly moves on by, never truly leaves you.
But it seems some people love the game more than others, as one couple recently discovered after ripping up their carpet.
The previous owners had installed a massive Monopoly board, and it’s truly incredible.
The photo was shared on Reddit, by the couple’s son-in-law who explained: “While tearing up their carpet, my in-laws found a giant monopoly board.”
He added: “Trying to convince them to cover it in epoxy and do the rest of the flooring around it how they originally wanted.”
Since sharing the post, it has racked up thousands of comments, with many people sharing their stories of discovering similar designs.
Apparently, it was a massive trend at one time, and potentially one we could bring back?
One user revealed: “Showed this to my wife, and she reminded me that there’s a whole neighbourhood near us, built in the mid-50s, that has game boards painted or tiled onto their basement floors.
“Seems to have been a selling point or something.”
Another commented: “I didn’t realize anyone actually liked Monopoly. And definitely not enough to do this. And more than once.”
A third joked: “Playable with a real dog, hat, iron and shoe.”
But one nay-sayer admitted they’d get rid of it, for fear of getting sick of it after the novelty wore off.
He wrote: “I think it is a super cool find… but as a homeowner, I think the novelty of having a monopoly board for a room would get old pretty quickly, unless it’s a dedicated game room or something.
“I’m sure every new guest you bring to your house would gush about how cool it is, and you just inwardly sigh… yeah… ‘cool’.
“While you hate the fact 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 person.”