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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 collecting rent later than the turn which triggered it, but before the second player following throws the dice, recompute dependent game events?

According to the official rules of Monopoly, The owner may not collect the rent if he/she fails to ask for it before the second player following throws the dice. Suppose Player A's property is ...
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Is the amount of money each player has in Monopoly public knowledge?

In Monopoly, is the amount of money each player has public knowledge? To put it more specifically, if you ask a player how much money they have, are they obligated to tell you? All transactions are ...
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Additional Official Rule Sources For Monopoly

Some questions about how to play a game of Monopoly are not answered in the official rulebook that comes with the board game (not surprisingly). For example, under the header of Building Shortages... ...
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Can you overbid in Monopoly as a tactic?

So during Monopoly, my sister decided not to buy a property and it was auctioned. My brother had no more than $300 and I had around $700. He kept raising the bid even though he couldn't pay and I didn'...
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What does the "Appoiintment with the Street of Peace" Monopoly chance card mean?

Can anyone please help me with this card, it is so confusing.
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In the Monopoly video game on Steam, can a player who is about to bankrupt decide to bankrupt purposely by giving all properties to someone else? [duplicate]

So I'm new to playing Monopoly and started playing on Steam with friends. Context: Player 1 with $3 lands on Player 2 Orange and owes $750, a popup in the game says to find ways to make that money to ...
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Can you buy 4 houses and a hotel in the same turn in Monopoly? [duplicate]

Can you buy 4 houses for each of your properties and then right after turn them in and instead buy hotels for each property in the same turn? I was taught you had to wait until your next turn to buy ...
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Monopoly: If I had all properties of a colour but sold one of them, will I retain houses on the other properties of that colour?

Let's say I have every property of a colour, and sold one of them to another player. Since I won't have all properties of that colour anymore, will I lose all the houses I built on the other ...
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Was the Monopoly Income Tax ever $150?

According to the «Income Tax» entry in Monopoly Wiki, In the original 1935 edition, the tax amount was $300; the change to $200 didn't come until a year later. In the American editions, apart from ...
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In what year did Parker Brothers correct the rent for Marvin Gardens?

At first, the rent on the title deed for Marvin Gardens was set at $22. It was later corrected to $24. In the edition of what year did Parker Brothers introduce this new rent?
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Can you sell a house to cover cost of "street repairs"?

Last night, someone got the Community Chest "You are assessed for street repairs - $40 per house $115 per hotel" He didn't have the money to pay. This led to a long argument. Can he sell ...
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How to use big fun 'play the lottery' card

In the Monopoly-like/clone America-in-a-Box (and other *-opolies by Late for the Sky), when I play the card "Play the Lottery!", if I choose "three" as my number, then if I rolled ...
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In Monopoly, can you save an 'advance' card to use later?

Playing with friends, and they give me this rule I've never heard of before, can't find any info. They say you can save an 'advance token' card (like a go to jail card) to use at any time. Their ...
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Do you lose additional turn if sent to jail by Community Chest?

I've read through the rule book and don't see this specific situation mentioned. If you roll doubles and land on a Community Chest square, and the card draw is a Go To Jail card, are you able to roll ...
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Can an opponent put a property up for auction at a higher price than I have in cash?

I only have $5. My opponent lands on an un-owned property and put it up for auction. Can my opponent make a starting bid of $10 on this auction even though that is more money than I have?
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In monopoly, if a player owns all of a set of properties but one of the properties is mortgaged, is the rent still doubled for the other properties?

In monopoly, if a player owns all of a set of properties (e.g. all three green properties) then the (unimproved) rent of those properties is doubled. Imagine now that one of the properties is ...
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Can you be sent to Reading Railroad without passing Go?

In Monopoly, there is a Chance card that reads : Take a ride on the Reading. Advance token and if you pass Go, collect $200 Given that there is no legal way that you could reach Reading Railroad ...
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Weird Chance and Community Chest Cards

I recieved a monopoly set for Christmas. Version C1009. The Chance and Community Chest cards are non standard. For instance one instructs you to throw all the 100 dollar bills in the air. Does anyone ...
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Are there any simulators for Monopoly that meet my specifications below?

There are simulators for "deterministic" games like chess and Go that will estimate each player's win probabilities (probably using Monte Carlo simulation), and also combat resolution ...
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If you buy a house at "auction," can you put it on any property?

A housing auction occurs when there is a housing shortage, and people want to buy more houses than there are houses available. Then houses are auctioned to the highest bidder. My question occurs under ...
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Can you buy a property on your next roll?

Let’s say a player rolls and he lands on Park Avenue but doesn’t buy it. On his next turn before he rolls Can he buy that property? Or does he lose this opportunity?
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Can you pass GO backward? [closed]

There are some reasons in Monopoly that your piece might be moving backward. Picking up "Go back to Xyz Road" The word "Pass" doesn't have an implicit direction, it just means to ...
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Are you allowed to move backward on a monopoly board?

Are you allowed to move backward on a monopoly board?
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Monopoly Chance Card

In my monopoly game there is one chance card that reads "Advance to Illinois Avenue". It does not mention whether you collect money if you pass go. The rest of the cards that tell you to ...
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In Monopoly, if your Community Chest card reads "Go back to ...." , do you move forward or backward?

In Monopoly, if your Community Chest card reads "Go back to ...." , do you move forward or backward?
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Are there different versions of Fortnite Monopoly? I see 2 boxes covers but can’t find which one is more recent

I am coming across two different Fortnite Monopoly boxes, but can’t tell which one is more current skins. How can I check please? Thank you!
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How long does a normal game of Monopoly, with 4 players, last?

I recently had remembered that at the end of the rule book of Monopoly that it says the rules for a short game and then says (60-90 minutes) in the header. At the back, it says the rules for a game ...
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Can you build a house on a colour group property while another property of that colour group is mortgaged?

Say I have mortgaged Old Kent Road, can I still build a house on Whitechapel Road? Or would I need to unmortgage Old Kent before building a house on Whitechapel? Both of these properties are in the ...
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Can I conduct an auction to sell my property?

In Monopoly, I can sell an unimproved property (mortgaged or non-mortgaged) to another player at any agreed price. Instead of negotiating the price with individual players, can I just conduct an ...
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How do I fix the statistical distribution of using 3 dice to handle Chance and Community cards in Monopoly?

I bought a Grab & Go edition of monopoly and realized they changed the Chance and Community cards. Instead of physical cards, they have you roll 3 dice, and pick out of a list (3-18) of effects. ...
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I dont stay in the US. Can I create and distribute my own version of Monopoly that is personalized for my city?

I would like to change mostly the names, currency etc and make it relatable to my city here in Africa. Will the US Company sue me for distributing the game in my local town? Also i wanted to ...
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Interpretation of "If x R.R.'s are owned"

The railroad cards in my Monopoly set state different rent amounts "if x R.R.'s (sic) are owned". The obvious interpretation is that the player collecting rent has to own multiple railroads for this ...
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What is the box size of this very valuable 1957 French Monopoly set?

The cover of a French 1957 Monopoly set (see picture) appears in two web sites. It was evaluated at $2,456 on one website, workandmoney.com and estimated for auction at £2,000 on another website ...
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To which edition of Monopoly would this Monopoly board belong?

To which edition of Monopoly would this board belong? Source : Facebook page for Monopoly collectors.
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Is this true : «In a 2-player game of Monopoly, there is a 12% chance that the game will go on indefinitely.»

This supposedly «fun fact» was posted on a Facebook game page. One commentator declared a 2-player game of Monopoly a zero-sum game; I stated that the bank acts as a 3rd player, injecting and ...
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How many rounds of the monopoly table occur per monopoly match?

I am trying to produce research regarding monopoly and I want to know where I could find out how many rounds of the monopoly table occur per monopoly match. Thanks.
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Auction of mortgaged properties during bankruptcy

We have a house rule - No form of trade/deal is allowed between players. If someone wishes to sell anything - an auction has to be held always and the property goes to the highest bidder. There are 3 ...
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Auction of mortgaged properties in Monopoly

I have few of my properties mortgaged and I actually want to get rid of them. Can I auction some of those mortgaged properties to generate more cash?? I know specifically that the bank has the right ...
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What happens with mortgaged properties during bankruptcy?

A player lands on my property and has no cash. They owe me only $26. They have 1 property, a railroad which is mortgaged. The mortgaged value is $100. Do I get the mortgaged property and have to pay $...
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Monopoly chance card "move to" utility owned by person who recieved card

During a game a player picked up a chance card which told him to go to a utility. He however owned both utilities and it was therefore his property. He argued that the bank therefore owes him the 10× ...
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In Monopoly, what happens if we run out of houses and/or hotels?

How the game proceeds after all the properties, houses and hotels already bought?
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Building Houses Evenly in Monopoly

I was playing Monopoly with my friend one day and I had an orange full set AND a red full set. I started to add houses to the sets. However, as soon as I added a second house onto Vine Street/New York ...
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Monopoly: Can you go bankrupt by having someone else go bankrupt on you?

Here's an example with 3 players: Player 1 has $0, and only owns the cheapest property, which is not mortgaged Player 2 has $0, and a lot of properties which are all mortgaged Player 3 has $0 and no ...
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Is it an official rule that interference in Monopoly requires paying $50 to free parking?

I have a question in regards to a rule, that I and a lot of family friends have always played by in monopoly, but a few new comers don’t get that rule, and I can’t find it in writing. We play by the ...
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Do you receive the Mortgage value of a property every turn?

My cousin mortgaged his property and he says every time it’s his turn he has to receive the mortgage amount on back of his card. Eg: Illinois Ave Mortgage is $150 , he claims he gets $150 every ...
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What happens when a player pays more than what they owe for rent?

A player lands on your property and owes you $16. They hand you a $100 bill and ask you to pay them back $84. Are you obligated to exchange their money to the banker for smaller denominations in ...
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In what order are several properties auctioned by the bank?

When you go bankrupt to the bank, all of your properties are returned to the bank and auctioned. Rule : Should you owe the Bank, instead of another player, more than you can pay (because of ...
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Are double rolls added when you land on the utilities?

If you own both utilities and your opponent throws 1/2/3 doubles do they pay 10 times the total on all the throws or just the last throw.
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Whom is a player bankrupt to if a Chance card tells him to pay $50 to each player and he can't pay?

If a player draws the Chance card (US standard edition) that tells him "You have been elected Chairman of the Board. Pay each player $50", and his cash is insufficient (even after he sells hotels/...
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Paying Extra Rents [closed]

Somebody (who was also the banker) just landed on my Vine street with a hotel on it and needed to pay me $1000. However, he gave me an extra $100 bill, which both of us did not notice. Two other ...
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