In my time of using the Internet and the World Wide Web, I've come across certain websites. And one of these makes me ask the following question - does anyone actually play Monopoly properly? So, how is it played properly? Well, there's one rule in there that seems to be thrown to the side quite a lot, and it comes into play when property is involved. When I read that, I starting thinking at the number of times I've played the game. And I've realised that I have never come across this in play. So why? Why is it this is removed? Well, from the same website I got that quote from, the writer gives the following theories (edited to make it less tl;dr). The more I think about it, the more I think "Wouldn't it be more fun to actualy use the auction?" If you play without the auction, the game becomes a loop of players trying to land on the streets they need. The game is pretty much luck-based. No action. Little interaction. All bordom. Place in the auction, however, and suddenly, that changes. Property (and set) collection speeds up, leading to faster placement of houses. You're actively playing against the other players. And finally, the dependency on luck is lowered, and the game becomes more skill-based, as you must try to trick and bluff the other players. So is anyone here guilty of removing the auction? Has anyone here played with and without the auction, and which did you prefer? tl;dr, You're playing Monopoly wrong, start playing it right, confess if you do play it wrong.