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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. There is no "the bidding will start at $10". There is just "bidding is open". Once the auction begins, a bid by any player sets the minimum price for the ...


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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 Boardwalk'; they use a different phrase.


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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 have to pay is based on the houses/hotels you had at the time you drew the card. Selling houses/hotels at this point would not reduce the amount you have to pay. ...


15

No, that player may not buy that property. That property should have immediately gone to auction when the player opted not to buy it on their turn. Thus when they start their next turn, the property is already owned. From the Monopoly Rules: BUYING PROPERTY: Whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed ...


15

Yes, rent is doubled even if some of the properties are mortgaged. Rules It is an advantage to hold all the Title Deed cards in a color-group (e.g., Boardwalk and Park Place; or Connecticut, Vermont and Oriental Avenues) because the owner may then charge double rent for unimproved properties in that color-group. This rule applies to unmortgaged properties ...


14

Given you can only choose the range of numbers that can be made by adding the values from a pair of standard Monopoly dice, and that no other rules in Monopoly use a single dice for their actions (at least, as far I am aware), then it's heavily implied you need to use the total of both dice here.


12

I have always interpreted the card as: Amount to pay = (£$40 * [no. of houses]) + (£$115 * [no. of hotels]). This amount is fixed, regardless of any houses / hotels which may then need to be sold. Which is to say - you cannot reduce the amount you need to pay by selling off houses and hotels. If the player can afford it, they pay the amount to the bank; If ...


11

No. Cards are resolved when drawn (except for Get Out Of Jail, by explicit card text). CHANCE AND COMMUNITY CHEST When you land on either of these spaces, take the top card from the deck indicated, follow the instructions and return the card face down to the bottom of the deck. The "Get Out of Jail Free" card is held until used and then returned ...


8

Yes, it can happen... There are 2 cases that explain the wording of this card. These cases reveal that it is possible to be sent to Reading Railroad by a Chance card from a square other than a Chance square. Case 1 Original USA game According to World of Monopoly, these (first?) four versions of Monopoly contained this Community Chest card : «Pay $10 fine or ...


8

Yes. “Advance to Illinois Ave” just means to move forward normally until you are at Illinois Ave. If you pass go you collect $200 like normal.


6

No. moves after rolling dice are clockwise/forward. from the rules here Place your token on the corner marked "GO," throw the dice and move your token in the direction of the arrow the number of spaces indicated by the dice. After you have completed your play, the turn passes to the left. The tokens remain on the spaces occupied and proceed from ...


6

No. If the dice come up 3 and 4, then you have rolled a seven and only collect if you called for seven.


3

When you end up in jail your turn ends and you have 3 turns to roll doubles to get out of jail or pay the $50 fee. The turn ending doesn't matter if you had additional dice rolls due to getting doubles. I bolded the section in the rules that talks about turns ending. https://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/monins.pdf “JAIL”… You land in Jail when… (1) your ...


3

The rules are unclear on the exact procedure: . Building Shortages ... If there are a limited number of houses and hotels available and two or more players wish to buy more than the Bank has, the houses or hotels must be sold at auction to the highest bidder. My interpretation is that everyone entering the auction must announce, on entry, which Colour ...


3

In my playgroup (using the base rules, no house rules), our 4-player games take about 90 minutes depending on how intently we're focusing on the game instead of just hanging out. In addition to the common house rules that extend the game, certain strategies favor long, drawn-out games. Anecdotally, if everyone plays "not to lose" and refuses to ...


2

Your question. Can the player who is about to go bankrupt - legally put his mortgaged property card at the center of the board and hold an auction? Short answer from Hasbro: ... it is illegal to auction off property when someone owes another player. Long answer, from Hasbro's Global Consumer Care Representative Note. Hasbro own the copyright on Monopoly ...


2

You can avoid bankruptcy by not collecting the rent. You have the right, but not the obligation to do so. Then the one player is not bankrupt, doesn't have to forfeit the property, and you don't have to pay 10% to unmortgage the property that you don't collect. In some versions of the game, you lose the right to collect rent after the next player rolls, in ...


2

Like Leppy, I would play this situation as "the player goes bankrupt to the bank." That way, you don't have one player getting all the property just because of his/her position in the turn order when debt is "collective." My answer differs from Leppy's insofar as I would have the bank pay $50 to each player (in this example) or otherwise ...


2

The plain meaning of "you must pay 10%" is that you must pay 10%. If you pay 7, you haven't paid 10%. If you pay 8, you have paid 10%, and you have also paid 0.5 more. There may have been some other meaning intended by the creators, but unless it is clearly stated, the plain language says that you must round up.


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The reason for "go back to" is to prevent you from passing GO and collecting $200.


2

This is an interesting question. It is not explicitly mentioned in the rules. But there is nothing in the rules prohibiting an auction if players want houses for different tiers. And it must have been if that was the case. Besides, it is an auction so the bidders decide the value they want to pay. There are some topics on BGG about house auctions and one ...


2

In short - this situation can't arise in Monopoly as long as the normal official rules are being followed. The text on the chance card says Go back to Old Kent Road Do not pass GO. Since Old Kent Road is the very first property, there is nowhere you can go back to it and pass GO. All movement is in the direction of the GO arrow, unless you're instructed ...


2

Question : If you buy a house at “auction,” can you put it on any property? Short answer : No According to the Monopoly 2020 World Championship rules https://www.2020monopolyworldchampionship.com/hk/MWC%20Rules%20(Eng).pdf RUNNING OUT OF BUILDINGS If the banker has no houses left, you must wait for other players to return theirs before you can buy any. If ...


2

Skill matters a lot in the game, but with a bit of luck, an player with less skill might beat a player with more skill. The skilled players who know how to take a balance between risk and reward would have a great advantage and would much more likely be able to win the game.


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It's just following standard templating for cards that move the tokens. Perhaps the designer(s) felt alternate wordings would be unclear (perhaps lead to people trying to collect $400 or not collecting at all).


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The following website gives the list of cards for the american versions. List of Chance and Community Chest cards If you are playing a version for another country, e.g. U.K. or Australia, the cards will differ. Also, tournaments must use officially licensed Hasbro Monopoly games. For more details, there is a Wiki How to host an official Monopoly tourment: ...


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There is one "Chance" card that says "Go back three spaces." That's the only instance of "backward" movement. Also, there are Chance and Community Chest cards that say, "Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200." These could be interpreted as backward or "diagonal" movements across ...


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Yes, if you pass Go, you collect $200. See the monopoly wiki: Advance to Illinois Ave. {Avenue}. [Advance to Trafalgar Square] If you pass Go, collect $200. {Second sentence omitted.} (Mr. Monopoly has tied a cloth bundle onto his cane to make a bindle, carried over his right shoulder, and is smoking a cigar)


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The Blue box is the 2018 edition. The Purple box is the 2019 edition. Amazon links for reference: 2018: https://www.amazon.com/Monopoly-Fortnite-Board-Inspired-Video/dp/B07GX1DS6R 2019: https://www.amazon.com/Monopoly-Fortnite-Board-Inspired-Video/dp/B07SZRHWYZ


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Your family probably DID play with house rules. The problem is most people think they know the rules of monopoly, but the rules most people play by are actually house rules. There are two major house rules that people think are official which cause the game to take a LOT longer than it should: Not auctioning properties. When a player lands on a property ...


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