Questions tagged [monopoly]

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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What is the best set of properties to own in Monopoly [duplicate]

Squares 2 and 3 are more traveled than squares 1 and 4 because of people getting in/out of jail. This is supposed to particularly help the value of the orange group, since you land on these spaces ...
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Do you move forwards or backwards on the King's Cross Chance card?

I was wondering, if you draw the "Take a trip to King's Cross Station" Chance card, do you move your piece forwards or backwards? The logical answer might be forewards because most Monopoly Chance ...
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Can you take a mortgage on a property if the other properties of the same color have a house?

In Monopoly, suppose you own the brown color group ("Old Kent Road" and "Whitechapel Road"). Now further suppose you have built a single house on either one of these two properties (eg Old Kent Road). ...
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When rolling a third doubles, do you interact with the space you would land on? [duplicate]

In Monopoly, when you roll doubles a third time, you go to Jail. But do you get to interact with the space first? More specifically, do you get to do any of the following first? Pass go Buy ...
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What happens if you roll doubles 3 times then land on “Go to jail?”

Do you have to serve two jail sentences? For example, you go to jail the first time and use your "Get out of jail free" card, and then go right back to jail for another sentence without rolling the ...
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Vintage Monopoly Game: What Year is it?

I have a nearly complete Monopoly set that I've been researching, and some dates I found tossed around are 1947 and 1955 (on selling pages), but I still can't even confirm the decade it was made. Here ...
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Can you sell your properties for cheap to another player in Monopoly? [duplicate]

Is it possible for example to sell a property you own to another player for 1$? I was playing with some friends and one of them had to pay me 1200$ and since he didnt have enough he sold all his ...
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Can we buy multiple houses in one turn

When we land on a space that you own, you are allowed to buy houses and hotels. But does the rule book say that you can only buy one house or one hotel per turn? Or you can buy more than one in the ...
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Utility Chance Card

Two utilities are owned by a player. Another player lands on chance and the chance card directs the player to pay ten times the role of the dice to the utilities owner. Is the player also obligated to ...
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Can I play a card to move out of a player's property and avoid paying rent?

When you land on someone’s space and they own that space, instead of paying rent can you just use a card that says move to any space. Like you can move somewhere a else while it is still your turn.
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Selling properties while owing another player [duplicate]

Can I sell properties to a player while I have to pay another player? I was wondering if I land on a player's building and I have to pay him or her but I don't have money, however I have a property ...
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Can you purchase a hotel when you have 4 houses on a colour set?

Do you need 4 houses on a colour set or 4 houses on a property to buy a hotel?
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If I buy more than one property when playing monopoly must my cards be where all players must see them?

Must all property cards be where any player can see which one's I have?
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Monopoly and component limits

Games tend to have one of two philosophies on running out of pieces: the Risk philosophy, where pieces are theoretically infinite and you can use any suitable substitute; and the Monopoly philosophy, ...
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Can I delay the $200 to avoid paying some of my taxes?

Say you pass go in Monopoly and you land on a property stating to pay 10% of your entire bank. Is it against the rules to not pick up the $200 from passing go until after you pay the 10%?
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How is the cost of landing on a property with x houses determined?

I’m trying to make a digital version of Monopoly, and it would be easiest for me if I could use the base rent of a property to determine the rent with any number of houses. Is there a formula/equation ...
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Chance card in monopoly

My piece was on Mayfair [Boardwalk in US version]. After moving, I passed GO and landed on the Chance along Kingcross station [Reading Railroad in US version]. The Chance card reads "go to Pall ...
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How to use get out of jail free card

Scenario, at the start of my turn I roll the dice and land on “Go to jail”. If I have a “get out of jail free” card, can I play that immediately so my piece does not move, or do I go to jail and ...
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Is rent owed when landing on a property because of a card rather than a dice roll?

If I land on a property because of a card, do I have to pay rent for the property I landed on? For example, if I landed on Community Chest and the card stated to go to a Railroad, do I then have to ...
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In Monopoly, Can I mortgage the property I land on in order raise sufficient funds for its purchase?

While discussing What happens if the auction winner cannot pay his/her bid? I concluded that the winning bidder cannot use the mortgage value of the property being auctioned to fund his bid. Does the ...
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Breaking an unknown rule had major effect on our Monopoly game, how do we resolve it after we learn the rule?

I owned Whitechapel and Old Kent Road, both with hotels. My friend owned Mayfair and Park Lane with no developments. We traded and I gave a further two million dollars to him. Nothing was said about ...
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Can you owe a player in monopoly

A player lands into someone´s property and they are supposed to pay $1000, they don't have enough cash (only have $600) but have property and houses they can mortgage. Can the two players agree to say ...
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In Monopoly, what happens if the auction winner cannot pay his/her bid?

Let us imagine a situation when we play Monopoly and one of the players refused to buy a property. It was sent to auction. Auction passed succesfully, but the problem is that the winner cannot pay his/...
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Can multiple people build at the same time in Monopoly?

From the Monopoly rulebook: If there are a limited number of houses and hotels available and two or more players wish to buy more than the Bank has, the houses or hotels must be sold at ...
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How long do I have to collect rent in Monopoly?

Player A lands on my property, and I'm not paying attention. The rule book states: The owner may not collect the rent if he/she fails to ask for it before the second player following throws the ...
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In Monopoly, how do people determine who is the owner of a property?

I am very new to Monopoly. I have never played it; I'm just learning all the rules. How do people remember who is the owner of each property? Whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy ...
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Monopoly moving wrong token

What needs to happen if you move the wrong token in monopoly? E.g. you should move 4 with your token but you take someone else's token and move it 4.
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Monopoly: Can I Buy Properties Right Before I Go To Jail? [duplicate]

I rolled doubles three times in a row, and I landed on Illinois Avenue on my last roll. I want to buy it, but since it's my third double I'm going to jail. I want to buy it right now at the regular ...
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Does Monopoly Follow Standard Auction Procedures?

I am playing a game of Monopoly. One player lands on a property, but chooses not to buy it. I bid first. Another player bids for a higher amount. The rules state that the banker immediately gives the ...
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Monopoly: Do I Collect Rent If I Am In Jail?

I am playing Monopoly and I land on the 'Go to jail' space. The player next in line rolls, and lands on Park Place, which I own. He challenges me, and says that he doesn't have to pay rent, because I ...
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How are the Utilities unmortgaged with 10% interest if the mortgage value is $75?

The official monopoly rules say: In order to lift the mortgage, the owner must pay the Bank the amount of the mortgage plus 10% interest However, the utilities have a mortgage value of $75, and ...
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Can You Directly Purchase A Hotel If All Houses Are Gone?

Assuming all houses are already claimed, can a player purchase a hotel directly by paying the value of 5 houses in order to directly purchase a hotel?
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Do you collect $200 in Monopoly if you don't ask for it?

If a player passes Go but doesn't ask for their money and the next player plays, does the first player still get their money if they ask only after the next round is played? I could not find this in ...
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Where do you go for the 'nearest railroad' in Monopoly?

In the American edition of Monopoly, there is a Chance card that says: Advance token to nearest railroad Pay owner twice the rental to which he/she is entitled. If railroad is unowned, you may ...
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Monopoly : What to do when a player doesn't want to sell?

A friend of mine has at least 1 property of each colour and has 2 colour groups. Right now the game is not fun because she doesn't want to sell anything. Is there a way I can force or convince her to ...
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How many different variations/editions of Monopoly are there?

Is there a website that has a comprehensive list of all the various editions of the Monopoly board-game there are? I'm sure there's hundreds... but I'm not having much luck finding it online.
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How to play a quicker game of Monopoly?

Is it possible to play a quicker game of monopoly that lasts under one hour on average with only two players? If so, how? I am not looking for anything that specific, but I need house rules that will ...
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How do the Monopoly odds change when the board is played in reverse?

One semi-popular house rule is to play Monopoly as usual, but move the pieces counter-clockwise instead of the usual clockwise - that is, hit the higher-end properties first and move down toward the ...
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Does a “lose your turn” card cancel doubles?

In Monopoly, if I roll doubles and land on Chance/Community Chest and receive a "lose your next turn" card, does that cancel my doubles and I get to take my next turn? Do I take my doubles and lose my ...
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In Monopoly, Can I mortgage properties during an auction time?

In Monopoly, Can I mortgage properties during an auction time? Monopoly on the Nintendo Gameboy, Nintendo Entertainment System, and Super Nintendo like to go by the real rules. All though on the ...
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Monopoly : Is buying properties second time round a house rule or official rule?

Just wondering that when playing a normal game of monopoly, can I buy a property when I haven't passed go yet. Anything will help. thanks!
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Can you buy a property after being sent by a chance card?

Imagine I roll the dice and land on a chance card space. The chance card sends me forward to a property space. Can I buy it? I haven't been able to find a clear straight answer to this question ...
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in monopoly do you collect 200 if you get sent to the nearest trainstation or fleet street but the card doesn't state collect or do not collect on it

When you land on a chance or community chest card and it states you have to travel to a certain street/railway or Utility but do you collect 200 for passing GO as the card doesn't state if you should ...
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Roll dice to see who goes first in Monopoly

In Monopoly, at the start of each round players roll the dice to determine who goes first. But what if the highest number are the same for 2 or more players? Let's say player 1 got 12 and player 2 ...
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What is the average number of turns in a game of Monopoly?

I can't find any research or public information on this topic. Edit: It was requested that I clarify the specifics of my request (e.g. the number of players and rule specifics). Rather than pigeon-...
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Should I get $200 for passing “Go” if I then get a card that says “don't collect $200”?

Take this scenario: Someone rolled the dice and landed on Community Chest, passing "Go" in the process. They picked up the card and it read 'Go to jail. Don't collect $200'. They argued that they ...
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Can players buy other players properties by proxy?

In the game monopoly, can two players create an agreement to proxy buy properties on a players behalf. For example: player one gives player two $100, in exchange if player two lands on boardwalk, ...
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Monopoly (advanced) with speed die

So my family and I were playing when one of us landed on the "Go to Jail" space. They went, on their second roll to get out he rolled a double, now since we are playing the advanced game, does he roll ...
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Is there a set of better rules for Monopoly? [closed]

Monopoly is pretty infamous for sucking. Has anyone ever reconstructed the rules from the ground up to make it a better game? If it were a video game I'd ask for a total conversion mod or something ...
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How to combine Risk, Catan, and Monopoly? [closed]

So my group of friends play a lot of Catan. And we recently got a version of Risk. We ended up thinking about how relationship destroying a combined version of Risk, Catan, and Monopoly would be. So ...