Double Six

When we were kids we used to play a board game called Monopoly that required throwing a pair of dice. As I recall, the most common throw was a double six. Yet my adult mathematical self says that should happen only 1 in 36 throws. IIRC (If I Recall Correctly) doubles gave you a extra throw. Is this faulty memory, selective memory of a pleasant event or some technique we kids had for controlling dice throws?

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)