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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 usual, the sum of the two dice, and are subject to any privileges or penalties pertaining to the space on which you land. Retaining the dice, throw again and ...


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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 of those rules suggest that there would be "Jail Time" stacking up. Instead, you are either in Jail, or not. Furthermore, upon rolling doubles a third time, you ...


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Linked in Probabilities in the Game of Monopoly® by Truman Collins, are C source code files written to calculate the probabilities of normal Monopoly. We can just roll up our sleeves and tweak the program ourselves to see what kind of changes we get. Choices There are two separate programs linked: one that calculates the probabilities based on simulated ...


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You must sell the house(s) before you can mortgage the property. From the rules, page 4 (emphasis mine): MORTGAGES… Unimproved properties can be mortgaged through the Bank at any time. Before an improved property can be mortgaged, all the buildings on all the properties of its color-group must be sold back to the Bank at half price.


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A fat chance/A slim chance, whatever you wish to call it. Even if you could get the last railroad AND the last utility AND get all hotels on your set for $0, you will still lose, unless a miracle happens, i.e. you never land on his hotels or on the set until his hotels are down. There is a 7.54% chance (2 decimal places) you will land on his hotels (and ...


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Just the last throw, as shown on the deed card: If one "Utility" is owned rent is 4 times amount shown on dice. If both "Utilities" are owned rent is 10 times amount shown on dice. "amount shown on dice", not "amount of all rolls this turn." This is further reinforced on the Wiki: If ONE Utility is owned, rent is 4x the number on the dice which ...


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You can buy more than one per turn. According to the official Monopoly Millennium Edition rules, you can buy multiple houses per turn. Following these rules, you may buy and erect at any time as many houses as your judgement and financial standing will allow. Also, you don't have to be on the space that you want to make houses on to put houses on them.


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If the box looks like the images below, I'd say it's from the 1950's which is when all the mentions of a board with that trademark number appear to be dated. I've found examples estimated at 1955 and 1957 for year of production (linked below). http://www.cathyscollectables.co.uk/pages/...


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Philip Orbanes is the renowned master of all things Monopoly. He is the author of 3 books on Monopoly : The Monopoly Companion: The Players' Guide The World’s Most Famous Game--and How It Got That Way Monopoly, Money and You: How to Profit from the Game's Secrets of Success. Kevin Tostado is Director of the movie Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story, a ...


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There are indeed no instructions in the official rules on how to resolve multiple payments. A common mechanism in game design to handle such cases is to pay your debts in turn order. You go bankrupt to the player who you cannot pay. Example: turn order is Alice, Bob, Charlie, Daniel and Eve. It's Alice's turn and she is instructed to pay $50 to each player....


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Movement in Monopoly is always forwards (in the direction of the arrow on the Go space) unless otherwise specified (such as the "Go back three spaces card"). The only exception in regular monopoly is going to jail, which is usually written as "go directly to jail" to signify the difference. Some older editions of monopoly had a much clearer version of this ...


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With these rules, the optimal bid for properties you are NOT interested in is $1 less than the highest bid. Even if you are highly interested a property, might not want to signal that with a very high bid. As Toon Krijthe points out, this becomes a guessing game of what others are willing to spend. Since you say players are running out of money, you may ...


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Monopoly was originally designed as a game to show the effects of capitalism. But the people liked the collection of money and the suffering of their fellow players too much so the original purpose was soon lost. The game is a model of a subset of reality. So yes it needs rules. They may seem unfair, but real life can be a bit less optimal. And at least ...


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When you roll doubles a third time, you do not move to or interact with the space that the dice would take you to. Instead you go directly to Jail. You do not get to do any of the listed examples. From the rules: If you throw doubles, you move your token as usual, the sum of the two dice, and are subject to any privileges or penalties pertaining tot he ...


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No you absolutely should not have had to sell the house back in order to pay the extra 100 back to the other player. At worst you should have have undone the transaction so that you had enough money to return the extra 100. I say this because having to sell the houses punishes you as you would end up with less money and 2 fewer houses purchased with the sell ...


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Frame challenge: I don't believe it's plausible for this to happen in any game with sane players, and so there is no need for the rules to cover it. Any property, once bought, can be instantly mortgaged for half its face value. It is therefore in every player's interest to buy a property in an auction for half its face value or lower. If a player has no ...


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An obvious real-world reason is that hotels charge you for your stay whether you have the $2K or not. The actual site of breaking the "real world" connection is that a (reasonable) person with $5 in the bank would stay home, yet the person locked in the body of a top hat or scottie dog is not permitted that option on the game board. These sorts of ...


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It is not in the rules. But on this page: Utilities are the only properties without fixed rents, as rent depends on the dice roll which landed the token on the property. They only mention the dice roll, that landed the token on the property. So the rolls are not added.


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Yes, you can sell your properties cheap. No, you can't do this when you are resolving payment for the space you landed on. From Can you force property onto players in Monopoly The only time a sale cannot take place is if a player will be cheated. For example, Player A lands on Boardwalk with hotels and owes $2,000 to Player B. Player A cannot raise ...


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If you can afford it, always bid at least the mortgage value - as you can immediately (although for tactical reasons one should usually wait) mortgage for that value. Anytime you pick up the property for less than its mortgage value, you just flipped the property for a quick profit.


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This situation occurred in a Monopoly Tournement "Phil Orbanes, who wrote The MONOPOLY Companion and is the official Judge at the World Championships provided me with this answer when it came up in tournament play a few months ago: If you cannot pay a debt to ONE player due to a card, you go bankrupt to that player and turn over all asset (std. procedure ...


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My play group treat this as being bankrupt while owing the Bank. The reason for this is that the player collectively owes every player $50. If the whole collective cannot be payed then the player is bankrupt owing everyone. There is no way to equally distribute the assets so handle the redistribution by Auction. We don't pay the other players the $50. ...


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A player is allowed to bid $0 for the property, and thus buy it for $0 if no one outbids him. The rules say: Any player, including the one who declined the option to buy it at the printed price, may bid. Bidding may start at any price. However, the rules do not gives any details on the specific way that the auction should be run. In most standard ...


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If, as you say "each property is going for more than listed value and we quickly run out of cash", then be the player who doesn't bid more than face value. If all your opponents have run out of cash, and half the properties are still available, you can buy them at half price because no-one can outbid you. Another consideration is that no-one really starts ...


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This kind of bidding brings elements of poker into the game. Bids are blind. Bidder with highest bid takes the property, pays second highest price. I assume, bidders must be able to pay their bid. There are several aspects: Watch carefully what the other players do and adapt your strategy. Try to estimate the relative value of a property for other players....


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Basically when you draw any card which tells you to go to a specific place just ignore the "if you pass Go, collect $200" and go to that place, moving forward,and if you pass Go, collect the $200. This will make the instruction on the card less confusing. Note that if the card is "Go back 3 spaces", or "Go back to Old Kent Road/Mediterranean Avenue", then ...


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Tournament judges may be the best referees for situations like this and even they don't agree on a single interpretation of the rules in this case. The only area that has not yet been fully defined in tournament gameplay is what happens if a player makes a winning bid and then can not afford to pay it to the bank. Some interpret it as their bid is ...


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The die is known as the speed die @Cascabel's answer has the rules from the championship edition for this die. Mega Edition has different rules (especially surrounding the bus symbol). The mega edition rules are compatible with a regular monopoly set if you add 16 bus tickets. To make your own, you need 13 regular ones and 3 that say "all other tickets ...


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This case only happens in UK edition since the card "Pay a ₤10 fine or take a Chance" only exists in UK edition. And the UK edition rules book say: "Every time you either land on or pass "GO" while moving in the direction of the arrow, you are paid £200 by the Bank." So, you don't collect ₤200 when you pass GO backward.


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The newest standard edition (post 2008) rules say: Auctions If you land on an unowned Street, Railroad, or Utility and you don’t want to buy it, the Banker must auction it. The Banker starts the auction by offering the space to everyone for M$10. Anyone can increase the bid by as little as M$1 (even the Banker and the player who originally landed on the ...


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