One person managed to shed some light on why the Monopoly board might have been painted on the floor. They wrote: “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.”
Another added: “I’ll never forget always wanting one of these when I was younger. 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 an SNES or Genesis, which was obviously much better.”
Not much else has been disclosed about the picture or the discovery since but the in-law did add: “Trying to convince them to cover it in epoxy and do the rest of the flooring around it how they originally wanted.”
At least this wasn’t a giant game of Hungry Hungry Hippos. We can imagine that would be a bit more difficult to cover up and conceal.