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Do you collect $200 in Monopoly if you don't ask for it?

Yes, you still collect $200. From the rulebook: Each time a player’s token lands on or passes over GO, whether by throwing the dice or drawing a card, the Banker pays him/her a $200 salary. ...
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Monopoly: Do I Collect Rent If I Am In Jail?

Being in jail only prevents you from moving, and does not prevent you from doing any other action, including collecting rent. The rules state: Even though you are in Jail, you may buy and sell ...
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What happens if you roll doubles 3 times then land on "Go to jail?"

You go to jail directly on rolling the third double, so there’s no opportunity to land on “go to jail”. From the Official Monopoly Rules (Hasbro) If you throw doubles, you move your token as ...
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Should I get $200 for passing "Go" if I then get a card that says "don't collect $200"?

Yes, they would still gain $200 from passing GO then landing on a square that makes them draw a card like this. You collect $200 immediately when you land on or pass GO, then the player would ...
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What does the "Appoiintment with the Street of Peace" Monopoly chance card mean?

This card appears to be poorly translated into English from a French version of the game. In the original English, it would be "Advance token to Boardwalk", so you simply move you token ...
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How to play a quicker game of Monopoly?

First of all make sure you are following the base rules for Monopoly as there are a lot of different house rules that are used that make the game take much longer then it should. Judging on the ...
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Where do you go for the 'nearest railroad' in Monopoly?

Look closely at the card and it tells you exactly what to do. Advance token to nearest railroad Pay owner twice the rental to which he/she is entitled. If railroad is unowned, you may buy it from the ...
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Monopoly: Do I Collect Rent If I Am In Jail?

Not being able to collect rent is just one of many fairly common house rules. Some house rules disqualify an owner from collecting rent while in jail. This allows reprieve for other players landing ...
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Can an opponent put a property up for auction at a higher price than I have in cash?

This is definitely allowed, and a good tactic to leverage a cash advantage. There is no minimum or maximum price for an auction. The rules state: Bidding may start at any price. Monopoly auctions ...
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What happens if you roll doubles 3 times then land on "Go to jail?"

You're thinking about this too much in terms of real-life prison sentences, and too little as game mechanics. "Jail" is simply a location on the board, associated with a few specific rules, but none ...
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In Monopoly, if your Community Chest card reads "Go back to ...." , do you move forward or backward?

It says 'Go back to', so that definitely means backwards. There are no tricks involved, it's just plain English. There are other cards for moving forwards, e.g. a (Chance) card which says 'Advance to ...
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Is it an official rule that interference in Monopoly requires paying $50 to free parking?

That is a house rule as there is nothing in the base rules about communicating with other players and there is also no such thing as paying free parking. Honestly it is a rule that hurts less ...
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Monopoly and component limits

Keeping 4 houses on your property(ies) is a very simple strategy that reduces the length of the game quite dramatically. Tying up 8 or 12 houses prevents other players from buying those houses, ...
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In Monopoly, how do people determine who is the owner of a property?

When I've played Monopoly, the owner of property always kept the property card ("title deed") on the table in front of them, visible to all players. The bank should also keep the unsold property ...
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Can you sell a house to cover cost of "street repairs"?

You can sell houses and hotels at any time, for any reason. From the rules: Houses and hotels may be sold back to the Bank at any time for one-half the price paid for them. The amount of money you ...
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Do you receive the Mortgage value of a property every turn?

That's not how a mortgage works in Monopoly or real life! A bank does not give you a perpetual income and ask you pay that amount plus 10% back once. A Mortgage is a one-time loan based on the ...
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In Monopoly, what happens if the auction winner cannot pay his/her bid?

The player who cannot pay has just properly incurred, according to the Rules, a debt to the Bank that cannot be paid. That is the definition of Bankrupt. If the player is unable to relieve the ...
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What are the reasons behind naming the "community chest" and "chance" cards in Monopoly?

Community Chest is named from the original Atlantic City version of Monopoly. In Atlantic City, the Community Chest was a welfare organisation. Therefore, Community Chest cards are more likely than ...
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Can you buy a property after being sent by a chance card?

Yes. From the official rules, "whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price."
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Do you still pay 10x the dice when getting the chance card that takes you to the nearest utility if the property is mortgaged?

Yes, you have to pay. Consider what the card says: Advance token to nearest Utility. If unowned, you may buy it from the Bank. If owned, throw dice and pay owner a total ten times the amount ...
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Should I get $200 for passing "Go" if I then get a card that says "don't collect $200"?

Yes, the player collects $200. To understand this, let's step through each action the player takes. First, the player passes GO during normal movement of his/her token. The GO square reads: ...
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What is the Monopoly M Symbol called?

What is the M-symbol? It is most likely just an imaginary symbol for Monopoly money. For "everyday use", the closest symbol might be "₩" or "₩", just turned upside down. This is a symbol for Won, ...
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Where do you go for the 'nearest railroad' in Monopoly?

The wording is ambiguous, but in the many years that I've played this game, I have never heard it interpreted as "Find the closest railroad in front of or behind you, and advance until you arrive ...
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Can you directly purchase a hotel if all the houses are gone?

No. You can only build a hotel if you have four houses on your properties. You must build houses evenly. That is, if you have three properties, then you must buy 1 house for A, 1 house for B, 1 ...
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Monopoly: Can I Buy Properties Right Before I Go To Jail?

The rules state: If you throw doubles three times in succession, move your token immediately to the space marked "In Jail". So when you roll the third doubles, you go straight to Jail and never ...
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Is rent owed when landing on a property because of a card rather than a dice roll?

The property can be bought (or auctioned) if it's unowned, and rent is owed to its owner otherwise. The card in your example doesn't exist as a Community Chest card. There is such a Chance card. It's ...
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Monopoly and component limits

From a thematic standpoint, the precursor to Monopoly was called "The Landlord's Game" and it was designed by the socialist Elizabeth Magie in order to demonstrate the evils of capitalism - the people ...
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Can I conduct an auction to sell my property?

From the rules: SELLING PROPERTY...Unimproved properties, railroads and utilities (but not buildings) may be sold to any player as a private transaction for any amount the owner can get; however, no ...
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What happens if you go bankrupt trying to pay the bank?

From my understanding they all go back to the bank. They all then actually got auctioned off (I thought they went back for sale like at the start of the game). Should you owe the Bank, instead of ...
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Odd Monopoly situation: rolling doubles to get out of jail is ALSO third double in a row!

As per the official rules, "[y]our turn ends when you are sent to jail". So in that situation, having landed on the "Go To Jail" space, the player gets put in jail and his turn ends so he has no ...
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