Family argument during game of Monopoly leaves 1 person injured in Kansas

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Photo: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The popular board game Monopoly has the power to bring families together, but in one case it did the opposite, leaving one person in need of stitches this weekend in Kansas City, Kan., according to Kansas City police.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted out a brief regarding the incident, writing that police were called to a home on 48th Street and Nebraska Avenue after a report was made of an aggravated battery.

Police report that the victim was playing a game of Monopoly with his cousin when they engaged in an argument. The cousin’s girlfriend then hit the victim and shoved him into a mirror. His injuries required stitches.

The suspect fled the scene of the crime and no arrests have been made — bringing a whole new meaning to the loathed Monopoly square, “Go to Jail.” Police did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.

Fighting over a game of Monopoly, however, isn’t an uncommon predicament for friends and family. According to a study performed in 2017 by, nearly 50 percent of the surveyed 1,000 board-game-playing Americans said they fought while playing the game compared with the runner up, Scrabble, which result in 18 percent of people in a tiff.

Monopoly also leads the polls in “games most likely to cause hurt feelings” and “games most likely to end with a flipped board or thrown pieces” by a wide margin.

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