This is a game-changer guys ... literally and figuratively.

With family and friends coming home for the holidays, I'm sure you'll be playing some games and, I bet Monopoly will be one of them. (Another great gift idea - give people the El Paso version of Monopoly for Christmas. It's cool!)

Here's one little rule I bet you didn't know that will radically change the way you play. Basically, you can buy properties just about any time you want ... whether you land on it or not ... as long as the player that did land on it, doesn't want it.

According to the Monopoly rules:

BUYING PROPERTY… Whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price. You receive the Title Deed card showing ownership; place it face up in front of you. If you do not wish to buy the property, the Banker sells it at auction to the highest bidder. The buyer pays the Bank the amount of the bid in cash and receives the Title Deed card for that property.

Any player, including the one who declined the option to buy it at the printed price, may bid. Bidding may start at any price. - hasbro.com

You're welcome. Now, let the arguing commence!