Can the player who is about to go bankrupt - legally put his mortgaged
property card at the center of the board and hold an auction?
Short answer from Hasbro:
... it is illegal to auction off property when someone owes another player.
Long answer, from Hasbro's Global Consumer Care Representative
Note. Hasbro own the copyright on Monopoly and are therefore the ultimate authority on rules in the game.
Yes, it is illegal to auction off property when someone owes another
Try to raise money. If you owe money and can't pay, try to raise money by selling buildings back to the Bank and/or mortgaging
Selling Buildings Sell Hotels to the Bank for half the cost price and exchange them immediately for 4 Houses. Sell Houses to the Bank
for half the cost price. Houses must be sold evenly across the colour
Mortgaging Property To mortgage a property, you must first sell all buildings in its colour set to the Bank at half their cost price.
To mortgage, turn the Title Deed card face down and collect the
mortgage value on the back from the Bank. To repay a mortgage, pay
the unmortgage cost to the Bank (mortgage value +10%); then, turn the
card face up.
If you're still in debt, you are bankrupt and out of the game!
Do you owe another player? Give them any Get Out of Jail Free cards you have, and all your mortgaged properties. The new owner
must immediately either:
- repay the mortgage (pay the Bank the unmortgage cost), or
- keep the mortgage (just pay the Bank 10% of the mortgage value now).
Do you owe the Bank?
Return all your properties to the Bank.
Any mortgages are cancelled.
All your properties must immediately be putup for auction.
Return any Get Out of Jail Free cards to the bottom of the pile.
The remaining players keep playing until there is only one person left in
the game - the winner!
Again, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to reach out to us.
I hope you have a fun day!
Rochonda Global Consumer Care Representative
Customer By CSS Web (Robert Miller) (08/26/2020 02:24 PM)
Hello, Is it legal for a player who is facing bankruptcy to another
player, to auction off his properties in order to avoid bankruptcy?
Question Reference #200826-000598 • Date Created: 08/26/2020 02:24 PM • Date Last Updated:
11/10/2020 06:13 PM • Status: Solved [---001:001949:01623---]