A classic game where players roll dice to move around a board. Players buy properties, charge rent, and upgrade their assets to try to bankrupt other players and own everything on the board.

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Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?

Many classic children's board games, like Snakes and Ladder and Candyland, are essentially pure games of chance. Is it reasonable to regard Monopoly as a game of this type? How important is player ...
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Has anyone experienced “too many players” in a game of monopoly?

The rules say that the game is for 2 to 8 players. But there are only eight monopolies on the board, meaning that in a game of eight players, there would only be an average of one monopoly for each ...
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“Investing” in other players in Monopoly

I once played a (somewhat crazy) game of Monopoly where there were too many players, so not enough properties to go around. I ended up with close to zero property but lots of cash. So I made an ...
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Does the “housing shortage” rule suggest that you should often refrain from buying hotels in monopoly?

There are 32 houses in Monopoly. That's only enough to cover eight properties with four houses each, or two full (three property) monopolies, plus one two property monopoly, either Boardwalk-Park ...
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Statistical Approach to Winning Monopoly

There was a computer simulation run a few years ago for Monopoly which calculated the most likely properties and squares to land on and some other data. Does anyone have or know the stats of the ...
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What is the cost of Unmortgaging Park Lane / Park Place in Monopoly?

Properties of value x have mortgage value x/2 and unmortgage value 11x/20, for 27 of the properties this is an exact dollar value but Park Place is special. Cost M$350, Mortgage M$175, unmortgage ...
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What is the special die with pictograms in Monopoly used for?

I think that I have a pretty standard version Monopoly, which looks exactly like I see in the Web It has two white dice with values 1 to 6 and one red with values 1,2,3 and 3 pictures. I haven't ...
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Advance to GO, collect $400?

I've recently come back to playing Monopoly, but one thing that's intrigued me is the following card, in the Chance pile. The wording says "Advance to go (Collect $200)". Modern versions, like the ...
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Monopoly Golden Token Bonus release date?

Recently, Hasbro has dropped its Iron piece and added a new Cat. Alongside this announcement, they were going to release a Monopoly Golden Token Bonus board that would have all the old pieces and the ...
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Buying houses and selling hotels in a housing shortage

Here's a hypothetical situation: There are 12 houses left in the bank. Alice states she wishes to buy 6 of them for her red property group for $900. Bob owns the light blues with 3 hotels, and ...
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Is there any economical game which demonstrates social-democratic economy rather than capitalism?

As much as I enjoy games like Monopoly or Settelers of Catan, I'm very concerned about the way these games affect players' concept of economy, as they demonstrate extremly capitalistic economical ...
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If you pass GO, do you collect 200 at the end of the turn or as you pass GO?

This is to settle a current dispute with our game. Here's the scenario: Someone rolled the dice and landed on Community Chest, passing GO in the process. They picked up the card and it read 'Pay 10 ...
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Is it legal to buy property for $1 in Monopoly when other players are in prison?

This happened in one of the Monopoly games I had a while ago. It was a 3-player game. Two players were in prison when the incident occurred. The third player (let's call him Joe) landed on the ...
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Are the utilities worth buying?

In Monopoly, there are two utilities. They cost 150, and rent is 4x the dice roll if one utility is owned, or 10x the dice value if both are owned. Are the utilities something I want to purchase if ...
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If I own both Utilities but mortgage one, do I get 10x or 4x the die roll in rent from the unmortgaged one?

In the last game of Monopoly that I played, I bought both the Utilities and I mortgaged The Electric Company. If an opponent lands on The Water Works, how much rent would be due? Would I get 10x the ...
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Housing shortage in Monopoly

So the rules of Monopoly state that you can't buy a house if there are no houses left for sale. You can't even pay all at once and buy a Hotel if there aren't enough houses to place 4 on the property ...
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In the official rules of Monopoly, can you offer immunity to other players in deals?

In the official rules of Monopoly, can you offer immunity to other players in deals? Also, what about tournament play, which has different rules again? For example, it was a common house rule from my ...
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Why isn't the minimum bid for a property its mortgage value?

It seems rather odd that the minimum bid for an unmortgaged property in Monopoly is $1, instead of it being the mortgage value (or mortgage value -10% approximately). Bidding may start at any ...
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What are the order of actions in Monopoly?

Another question arose from my previous question: What is the order of actions in Monopoly? There are a number of actions that may take place: Roll dice Move token Purchase property Pay rent ...
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In Monopoly, Is it OK for a third party to make a trade with a player who is about to lose?

I play with some serious board gamers, but we have neglected Monopoly for a number of years, so our knowledge is mostly based on high school & house rules. We played last week and enjoyed it, but ...
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What if I forget to pay rent?

Is the rule of not paying rent if you aren't asked for it, in the rules of Monopoly? Or is this something that people have made up? When is this ok?
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Do you have to go around the board once to purchase properties?

When it comes to Monopoly I know there are ways the gameplay can be altered and I was wondering if this is one of them. Basically everytime I play I'm told you have to go around the board once before ...
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Can I create my own version of Monopoly and distribute it ?

Can I create my own version of Monopoly and distribute it online or physically ? I see that there were patents filed in 1923 . Can I create an improvement on the existing game and sell it online ? ...
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Sell and Buy houses from bank in the same round?

Can I sell a house from a property that I own and buy it in the same round from the bank again ? This question is an edge case of What happens when you need to tear-down a hotel but no houses are in ...
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Can I sell properties in Monopoly with houses to another player ?

Can I sell properties in Monopoly with houses to another player for a cost w/o mortgaging the property to the bank ?
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In Monopoly, Does It Make Sense NOT to Buy a “Second” Property in a Color Group?

Most Monopoly players would want to buy at least ONE property in a color group, for defensive purposes. Money is usually tight though, so it often pays to "cut corners" somewhere. Could this ...
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Minimum bid rule for Monopoly auctions

Other questions have asserted that many people don't actually auction properties as instructed in the rules. Monopoly doesn't specify any rules to control the auction. I have seen auctions stretch ...
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Monopoly Alternatives [closed]

A recent Board Games with Scott episode [Breaking Up the Monopoly] has brought up an interesting question: When someone that you know asks to play Monopoly with you, what game do you suggest playing ...
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Monopoly: Strategy in trading --how do I compute the expected value of a trade?

I love playing Monopoly with my friends and I'm known for giving extra money or trading a cheaper property with a more expensive one and even paying some amount on top of it. Obvioulsy I love the ...
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What happens when you need to tear-down a hotel but no houses are in the bank in Monopoly?

Strictly following the rules of Monopoly will show that just because you have the cash to out-right buy hotels for your properties, you cannot if there are not enough houses in the bank to support an ...
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Clarifying house rules for Monopoly

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 ...
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Which property group colour gives the best ROI , undeveloped or fully developed, in Monopoly?

Everybody always goes for the dark blues in Monopoly (Mayfair and Park Lane in the UK edition), but I'm convinced that the cheaper colour groups offer a better return on investment, partly because you ...