It seems likely that I may be involved in a game of Monopoly soon. I'm not a big fan of Monopoly for a number of reasons, one of which is that part way through the game someone will reveal that they assumed we were playing with a house rule that no one else has heard of.
Obviously the most straightforward way to deal with this is to collectively read through the rule book before the start of the game. In practice this is going to be very unpopular, and will add a significant amount of time to an already long game.
What house rules have you encountered and what set makes for a better more well rounded game?