# Monopoly deal - double the rent [duplicate]

I have a full blue property set and ask the rent (8million) and play a double the rent card, which would make it 16 million in total.

Do they have to pay me 2 x 8 million or 1 x 16 million?

Arguments made by us were: it are two separate cards, so payments should be separate. or the cards should be played simultaneously, so the payment is combined in one.

Which is correct?

Looking at the rules here the rules clarification for Double the Rent says (emphasis mine)

Play with a standard rent card to double the amount

The FAQ link to here it says

1. Does the Double The Rent card count as a turn? Does it count as one of your three plays? Yes. An example would be a player lays a property card, a rent card, and a double the rent card during their turn. This would be all three of their card plays.

So based on that i would says that 'Double the rent' is playing with (ie simultaneously) with the rent card. The payment is 1 x 16 million lump sum because 'Double the Rent' and 'Rent' are played at exactly the same time.

I'm confused as to why asking for 16 million once over 8 million twice makes a difference as I've only played this once many years ago under duress and just checked the rules to answer this.

• In my eyes: Playing card with, only implies that otherwise it is useless. Normally it wouldn't matter but really matter but if no change is given for excess payments, it mattered a lot in this case
– Bob
Apr 4, 2020 at 12:07
• If no change is given then yes I see why it might make a difference now. I still stand by argument reasoning that you play WITH. also that card says double THE rent. there is only one rent still. It doesn't say charge rent again. Apr 4, 2020 at 14:14
• I like that reasoning. "THE" rent is singular. It's doubled. Apr 4, 2020 at 15:57
• Agree, always assumed this was the amount of the (single) rent was doubled, not "two rents". Apr 8, 2020 at 10:41
• According to card description, the amount is doubled. No words about separate payments. Nov 14, 2020 at 1:39