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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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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What happens if no one wants to buy a property at auction in Monopoly?

I was playing with my brother and after a few turns, my brother had 0$ due to tax. Now it was my turn, and because I was in jail, I paid $50 to get out, which was all of my money. Then I rolled and ...
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Monopoly - Passing Go Backwards [duplicate]

I played Monopoly, and I passed Go, and landed on the Community Chest 2 spaces after the Go space. I picked up the "Pay $10, or draw a Chance Card". I drew a Chance card and I got "Go back three ...
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Is there a way to determine how much of a "fighting chance" I had?

As a child, I was playing Monopoly in a local tournament against "Chuck" (the hero of some of my other game questions). Early on, he got a Monopoly of his namesake maroons: St. Charles Place, State ...
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Monopoly: Why is it this way? [closed]

Is there any real-world reason why someone absolutely has to spend a night at a $2000 hotel when they have five dollars in their bank account, or is it just "the rules"?
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Monopoly strategy if every unowned property goes to auction immediately?

My friends and I have tried playing with a house rule where every property, no matter who lands on it, immediately goes to auction for all players. We have been using a Vickrey auction so that the ...
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Monopoly Stock Exchange add-on: How does the add-on change the probability of landing on the properties?

[tl;dr] Go to section «The Question», at the end... In 1936 and 1937, Parker Brothers published a «Stock Exchange» add-on for Monopoly, Easy Money, and Finance; it was re-released for Monopoly, by ...
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Do you move forwards or backwards on the King's Cross Chance card?

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 forwards because most Monopoly Chance cards say "advance". ...
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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 ...