Classic Monopoly Game Rules Object of the game of MONOPOLYThe object of the game of MONOPOLY is to become the wealthiest player through buying, renting and selling property. Equipment in the game of MONOPOLY:. 1 game board. 2 dice.
11 MONOPOLY tokens. 32 houses. 12 hotels. 16 Chance cards. 16 Community Chest cards. Title Deed card for each of 22 MONOPOLY properties. $15,140 in MONOPOLY moneyPreparation for the Game of MONOPOLY:Place the MONOPOLY game board on a table and put the Chance and Community Chest cards face-down on their allotted spaces on the game board.
Each player chooses one MONOPOLY token to represent him/her on his travels around the game board.Each player is given $1500 divided as follows: 2 each of $500's, $100's and $50's; 6-$20's; 5 each of $10's, $5's and $1's.All remaining MONOPOLY money and other MONOPOLY equipment go to the Bank.The Banker in MONOPOLY:Select as Banker a player who will also make a good Auctioneer. If the Banker plays in the game, he/she must keep all personal funds separate from those of the Bank. When more than five persons playMONOPOLY, the Banker may elect to act only as Banker and Auctioneer.The MONOPOLY Bank:Besides the Bank's money, the MONOPOLY Bank holds the Title Deed cards and houses and hotels prior to purchase and use by the players.
The Bank pays salaries and bonuses. It sells and auctions properties and hands outtheir proper Title Deed cards; it sells houses and hotels to the players and loans money when required on mortgages.The Bank collects all taxes, fines, loans and interest, and the price of all MONOPOLY properties which it sells and auctions.The Bank never 'goes broke'. If the Bank runs out of MONOPOLY money it may issue as much more as may be needed by merely writing on any ordinary paper. Game Play in MONOPOLY:Starting with the Banker, each player in turn throws the dice. The player with the highest total starts the play. He places his token on the corner of the game board marked 'GO', throws the 2 diceand moves his MONOPOLY token in the direction of the arrow, the number of spaces indicated by the dice.
After he has completed his play, the turn to play passes to the left.The MONOPOLY tokens remain on the game board spaces occupied and proceed from that point on the player's next turn. Two or more tokens may rest on the same space at the same time.According to the space which his token reaches, a player may be entitled to buy real estate or other MONOPOLY properties, -or be obliged to pay rent, pay taxes, draw a Chance or Community Chest card, 'Go to Jail', etc.If a player throws doubles he moves his token as usual the sum of the two dice and is subject to any privileges or penalties pertaining to the space on which he lands. Retaining the dice, he throws again andmoves his token as before.
If a player throws doubles three times in succession, he moves his token immediately to the space marked 'In Jail' (see JAIL).MONOPOLY Game Board - 'Go'Each time a player's MONOPOLY token lands on or passes over 'GO', whether by throw of the dice or by drawing a card, the Banker pays him $200 salary.However, $200 is paid only once each time around the game board. If a player, passing 'GO' on the throw of the dice, lands 2 spaces beyond it on 'Community Chest', or 7spaces beyond it on 'Chance', and draws the card 'Advance to GO', he collects $200 for passing 'GO' the first time and another $200 for reaching it the second time by instructions on the card.Buying MONOPOLY Property:Whenever a player lands on an unowned MONOPOLY property he may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price. He receives the Title Deed card showing ownership and places it face-up in front of him.If he does not wish to buy the MONOPOLY property it is sold at auction by the Banker to the highest bidder.The buyer pays to the Bank the amount of the bid in cash and receives the Title Deed card for that property. Any player, including the one who declined the option of buying it at the printed price, may bid. Bidding may start at any price.Paying Rent in MONOPOLY:When a player lands on MONOPOLY property owned by another player the owner collects rent from him in accordance with the list printed on the Title Deed card applying to it.If the property is mortgaged, no rent can be collected. Income Tax Rules in MONOPOLY:When a player lands on the 'Income Tax' space of the MONOPOLY game board, he has two options: he may estimate his tax at $200 and pay the Bank, or he may pay 10% of his total worth to the Bank.His total worth is all his cash on hand, printed prices of mortgaged and unmortgaged MONOPOLY properties and cost price of all buildings he owns.The player must decide which option he will take before he adds up his total worth.Going to Jail in the Game of MONOPOLY:You land in Jail when. (1) your MONOPOLY token lands on the space marked 'Go to Jail'; (2) you draw a card marked 'Go to Jail'; or (3) you throw doubles three times in succession.When you are sent to Jail you cannot collect your $200 salary in that move since, regardless of where your token is on the game board, you must move directly into Jail.
Rules of Selling Property in MONOPOLY:Unimproved MONOPOLY 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 MONOPOLY property can be sold to another player if buildings are standing on any properties of that color-group. Anybuildings so located must be sold back to the Bank before the owner can sell any property of that color-group.Houses and hotels may be sold back to the Bank at any time for one-half the price paid for them.All houses on one color-group may be sold at once, or they may be sold one house at a time (one hotel equals five houses), evenly, in reverse of the manner in which they were erected.Free Parking in the Game of MONOPOLY:A player who lands on the free parking space of the MONOPOLY game board does not receive any money, property or reward of any kind. This is just a 'free' resting place.Mortgage Rules in the Game of MONOPOLY:Unimproved MONOPOLY 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. The mortgage value is printed on each Title Deed card.No rent can be collected on mortgaged MONOPOLY properties or utilities, but rent can be collected on unmortgaged properties in the same group.In order to lift the mortgage, the owner must pay the Bank the amount of mortgage plus 10% interest. When all the properties of a color-group are no longer mortgaged, the owner may begin to buy back houses at full price.The player who mortgages property retains possession of it and no other player may secure it by lifting the mortgage from the Bank.However, the owner may sell this mortgaged property to another player at any agreed price. If you are the new owner, you may lift the mortgage at once if you wish by paying off the mortgage plus 10%interest to the Bank.
One of the most popular games ever is Hasbro’s Monopoly.My personal experience with the games has spanned many evenings fighting over the Orange properties (My favorite) or playing solo on the iPhone.I found this interesting article about what are the wrong house rules to play Monopoly with. And the main one that most folks get wrong: Auctions. The default rule states that if a property is not purchased by the player landing on it, the property is auctioned off to the highest bidder at any price.
And this is very important since it creates property liquidity. Without this rule, there are always some folks left without properties and that results in stalemate, instead of checkmate.You can read the article in detail here:Some fun facts about Monopoly:. The “Monopoly Man” or “Mr. Monopoly” character is actually called “Rich Uncle Pennybags”. The character locked behind the bars is called Jake the Jailbird. Officer Edgar Mallory sent him to jail.
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The total amount of money in a standard Monopoly game is $15,140. Hasbro teamed with Google to developed a MMO game called “Monopoly City Streets”. A fantastically detailed history of the game can be found on Wikipedia.