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Monopoly Board Under Carpet Found While Renovating Bungalow

Friday, 01 Nov 2013 10:44 AM

By Alexandra Ward

A California man who was renovating his 1930s-style bungalow a few years ago was shocked to discover a life-size Monopoly board under the carpet, and he shared his strange find with Reddit users recently.

Nyeland Newel was living in Fresno, Calif., three years ago when he and his then-wife decided to remodel one of the first-floor bedrooms. But when they started pulling up the carpet, they noticed the floorboards had been painted in the design of a giant Monopoly board.

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And that's not all.

Newel realized some of the board's spaces featured silhouettes of naked women instead of the traditional "Community Chests."

"It was some sort of risqué party game," he told the New York Daily News. "Like strip Monopoly."

Newel contacted the previous owner but never did find out the rules to the racy Monopoly game.

His wife at the time ultimately made him paint over the boards.

"She wanted a classic look," he said. "That’s probably why we divorced. We never got over the floor."

Newel has since moved to Palm Desert, Calif.

Though impressive, Newel's find was not the largest on record. According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the largest monopoly board ever created was at the Doha Trade Fair in Qatar in 2011, which measured 2,335.5 square feet (48 ft., 4 in. x 48 ft., 4 in.).  

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