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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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What is the width and height of the "Chance" and "Community Chest" cards in Monopoly?

What is the exact width and height of Monopoly's "Chance" and "Community Chest" cards in inches? I do not have access to mine (a 1950's set) at the moment, but they seemed to be ...
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Does dice roll from Chance card applies for "another turn on doubles" and "go to jail on three doubles in a row" rules?

There is a Chance card saying Advance token to the nearest Utility. If unowned, you may buy it from the Bank. If owned, throw dice and pay owner a total ten times the amount thrown. If the Utility ...
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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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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 dice ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can we buy multiple houses and hotels 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 can you buy more than one in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 buy it ...
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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 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 directly purchase a hotel if all the 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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Is a merger between two players possible in Monopoly?

We've had multiple games with three players left, where it became clear one player is significantly stronger than the two other players combined. At one point the two weaker players realized this, ...
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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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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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Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?

Many classic children's board games, like Snakes and Ladder and Candyland, are essentially pure games of chance. Is it reasonable to regard Monopoly as a game of this type? How important is player ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does "tournament experience" show "too many players" in a game of monopoly? [closed]

The rules say that the game is for 2 to 8 players. But there are only eight monopolies on the board, meaning that in a game of eight players, there would only be an average of one monopoly for each ...
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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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Does the "housing shortage" rule suggest that you should often refrain from buying hotels in monopoly?

There are 32 houses in Monopoly. That's only enough to cover eight properties with four houses each, or two full (three property) monopolies, plus one two property monopoly, either Boardwalk-Park ...
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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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Are you allowed to move backward on a monopoly board?

Are you allowed to move backward on a monopoly board?
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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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Is it legal to buy property for $1 in Monopoly when other players are in prison?

This happened in one of the Monopoly games I had a while ago. It was a 3-player game. Two players were in prison when the incident occurred. The third player (let's call him Joe) landed on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.