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Hasbro asks Facebook fans to weigh in on Monopoly rules

| Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:40 p.m.

Hasbro knows Monopoly fans play with their own rules, from negotiating to co-own properties to collecting a pile of cash if you land on Free Parking. So it is letting Facebook users dictate “house rules” in new editions of the game.

Hasbro is trying to breathe new life into the 79-year-old game. Last year, it added a cat token and retired the iron. The Pawtucket, R.I., company has also issued games with an electronic bank and theme editions ranging from Monopoly Jr. to Monopoly Millionaire.

Through April 3, Facebook fans can debate 10 “house rules” that are on the site. The top rules will make it into the House Rules Edition that will be available in the fall. They'll also be in the classic Monopoly's game guide in 2015, although the official rules will not change.

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