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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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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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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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Are you allowed to move backward on a monopoly board?

Are you allowed to move backward on a monopoly board?
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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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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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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.
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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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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 if I forget to pay rent?

Is the rule of not paying rent if you aren't asked for it, in the rules of Monopoly? Or is this something that people have made up? When is this ok?
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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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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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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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Minimum bid rule for Monopoly auctions

Other questions have asserted that many people don't actually auction properties as instructed in the rules. Monopoly doesn't specify any rules to control the auction. I have seen auctions stretch ...
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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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What is the cost of Unmortgaging Park Lane / Park Place in Monopoly?

Properties of value x have mortgage value x/2 and unmortgage value 11x/20, for 27 of the properties this is an exact dollar value but Park Place is special. Cost M$350, Mortgage M$175, unmortgage M$...
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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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“Investing” in other players in Monopoly

I once played a (somewhat crazy) game of Monopoly where there were too many players, so not enough properties to go around. I ended up with close to zero property but lots of cash. So I made an "...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 I create my own version of Monopoly and distribute it ?

Can I create my own version of Monopoly and distribute it online or physically ? I see that there were patents filed in 1923 . Can I create an improvement on the existing game and sell it online ? ...
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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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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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What happens if you go bankrupt trying to pay the bank?

Let's say I land on someone's hotel. I'm short in cash. So, I sell houses, mortgage everything, and am still short in cash. I am now out of the game and that player gets my money and mortgaged ...
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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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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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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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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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Why isn't the minimum bid for a property its mortgage value?

It seems rather odd that the minimum bid for an unmortgaged property in Monopoly is $1, instead of it being the mortgage value (or mortgage value -10% approximately). Bidding may start at any ...
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If you pass GO, do you collect 200 at the end of the turn or as you pass GO?

This is to settle a current dispute with our game. Here's the scenario: Someone rolled the dice and landed on Community Chest, passing GO in the process. They picked up the card and it read 'Pay 10 ...
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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 ...