Couple find giant Monopoly board painted on floor after ripping up carpet

 Wouldn't it be nice if you could pass Go, and collect $200?
Wouldn't it be nice if you could pass Go, and collect $200? Photo credit: Reddit.

Life-sized versions of board games often have a slightly creepy air about them - Jumanji, anyone?

One couple was shocked to apparently discover one in their own house while renovating recently, finding a giant Monopoly board painted onto the floor after pulling up their carpet.

The couple's son-in-law shared a snap of the board on Reddit and explained: "While tearing up their carpet, my in-laws found a giant monopoly board."

The board appears to have been hand painted by previous owners and an exact replica of a classic board, right down to chance cards, community chest, even Reading Railroad. 

While the owners were baffled, people in the comments section were quick assure their son-in-law that it was a typical design feature in the 1950s, especially for children's playrooms. 

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

"My childhood home, which was built in the 60s, had a shuffleboard game tiled into our basement floor. My parents were the first owners, but I don't know if it was an option from the builder or they did it on their own," another wrote. 

"I'll never forget always wanting one of these when I was younger," someone else reflected.

Someone else posted a link to another Reddit post made by someone who had made a similar discovery seven years ago.

The poster said he was trying to convince his in-laws to keep the board as a "focal point," but his attempts seemed unsuccessful so far.