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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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In Monopoly, Is it OK for a third party to make a trade with a player who is about to lose?

I play with some serious board gamers, but we have neglected Monopoly for a number of years, so our knowledge is mostly based on high school & house rules. We played last week and enjoyed it, but ...
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What happens when you need to tear-down a hotel but no houses are in the bank in Monopoly?

Strictly following the rules of Monopoly will show that just because you have the cash to out-right buy hotels for your properties, you cannot if there are not enough houses in the bank to support an ...
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Housing shortage in Monopoly [duplicate]

So the rules of Monopoly state that you can't buy a house if there are no houses left for sale. You can't even pay all at once and buy a Hotel if there aren't enough houses to place 4 on the property ...
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In the official rules of Monopoly, can you offer immunity to other players in deals?

In the official rules of Monopoly, can you offer immunity to other players in deals? Also, what about tournament play, which has different rules again? For example, it was a common house rule from my ...
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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 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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What are the order of actions in Monopoly?

Another question arose from my previous question: What is the order of actions in Monopoly? There are a number of actions that may take place: Roll dice Move token Purchase property Pay rent Improve ...
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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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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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Which property group colour gives the best ROI , undeveloped or fully developed, in Monopoly?

Everybody always goes for the dark blues in Monopoly (Mayfair and Park Lane in the UK edition), but I'm convinced that the cheaper colour groups offer a better return on investment, partly because you ...
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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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Are the utilities worth buying?

In Monopoly, there are two utilities. They cost 150, and rent is 4x the dice roll if one utility is owned, or 10x the dice value if both are owned. Are the utilities something I want to purchase if ...
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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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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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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: 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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Is regular rent also paid with the "advance to 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 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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Trading Property to settle a debt in Monopoly [duplicate]

Player 1 has landed on Player 2's property and cannot afford the rent. Can Player 2 accept a property with money to settle the debt? Example: Player 1 owes the rent of 500, they have 400 and a ...
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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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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 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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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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Statistical Approach to Winning Monopoly

There was a computer simulation run a few years ago for Monopoly which calculated the most likely properties and squares to land on and some other data. Does anyone have or know the stats of 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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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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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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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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Can you force property onto players in Monopoly

The Monopoly rules state that if your debt to another player is greater than the cash at hand, you can give property at its original (or higher, if mutually agreed) price to the person you owe. ...
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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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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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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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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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