• The pictures of the strange find were shared on Reddit
  • The post garnered more than 1,400 comments
  • One person said in the comment that it was a massive decor trend in the 50s

Monopoly is undoubtedly a quintessential part of the popular culture, but a house's entire flooring featuring the iconic capitalist board game is a bit of overkill.

Recently, a couple redoing their home was in for a huge, well literally, surprise when they ripped up an old carpet — there was a grand monopoly board lurking underneath.

The couple’s son-in-law shared the pictures of the stunning find on Reddit under the subreddit r/pics and the fellow users were thrilled to bits. “While tearing up their carpet, my in-laws found a giant monopoly board," the post read. It could be well understood from the size of the board that the previous owners were big players.

"Trying to convince them to cover it in epoxy and do the rest of the flooring around it how they originally wanted," the post added.

The post has since gone viral, garnering over 1,400 comments. A person shed some light on the history of monopoly in the comments section, mentioning that it was a massive trend in the 50s to install huge monopoly boards in their houses.

"Showed this to my wife, and she reminded me that there's a whole neighborhood near us, built in the mid-50s, that has game boards painted or tiled onto their basement floors, " the commenter wrote. "Seems to have been a selling point or something."

"It was a style for playrooms back in the day," wrote another user. "I'll never forget always wanting one of these when I was younger," wrote a third user.

"I must have begged almost every day, just longing to be able to finally get one of these. I don't know why - I didn't even like monopoly, but the gimmick of it just seemed... cool. I thought my friends would have been visiting my house every night, just to see this cool monopoly board, despite the fact that most of them had a SNES or Genesis, which was obviously much better," the user added.

"Playable with a real dog, hat iron and shoe," joked one user.

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