Monopoly Game Rules
Monopoly Board Game Instructions
|Average Price: $20.00
|Playing Time: 1+ Hours
||Players: 2 - 8
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|Object of Monopoly:
By selling, buying, renting, negotiating property, and with a little luck from the dice, your goal is to become the wealthiest player on the board.
Contents of Monopoly:
Your Monopoly board game should consist of the board, 8 Monopoly tokens, 2 dice, 32 houses, 12 hotels, both Chance and Community Chest cards, property or deed cards, Monopoly play money, and the monopoly rules and instruction booklet.
A banker needs to be choose (who can still play the game) and will hand out the following denominations of money: 2 - $500 bills, 2 - $100 bills, 2 - $50 bills, 6 - $20 bills, 5 - $10 bills, 5 - $5 bills and 5 - $1 bills. This should be a total of $1500 per player given. All player will select a token and be placed on "GO." Chance and Community Chest Cards are to be placed face down in there allotted locations on the board. The banker will make all financial transactions throughout the game.
The official monopoly board game rules states that starting with the banker, each player takes turns tossing the dice. The highest rolling player begins and game play continues to his left. Rolling doubles results in another turn. Three doubles in a row will take you immediately to Jail. Each time a player passes "GO" he/she receives $200 from the banker.
Rules of buying property are if you land on an unowned space, the player may buy it at the shown price. If you do not want to buy the property, the banker holds an auction and the highest bidder wins. The deed is then given to it's owner. Rent is charged and collected by the owner to anyone who lands on that property as listed per deed. If all deed of the same color are owned, double is charged (with no houses or hotels). If property is mortgaged, no rent is collected nor double rent (if applies) can be charged. Houses can be purchased if a monopoly of same colored properties are owned by the same player. Houses must be built evenly on all 3 or 2 deeds and hotels can be bought after four houses have been built. One hotel takes the place of 4 houses. Deeds give instructions on house and hotel costs. Selling either of which after purchased will only result in half of what was given. Sorry, those are the rules! Unimproved properties may be mortgaged at any time to the bank. Paying mortgaged property back results in a 10% added interest on mortgage price.
When a player lands on a Chance or Community Chest space, the top card is taken, obeyed, and placed at the bottom of the pile. "Get out of Jail" cards can be kept or sold until used. Contrary to many "invented" rules or instructions, Free Parking is only a resting place where no money is awarded.
Jail rules are such that one must be sent there by a card, rolling 3 doubles or by landing on the "Go to Jail" space. Player cannot collect $200 and their turn ends. The Monopoly player has 2 options, roll dice to get out of jail with doubles or pay $50. If three turns go by and player is still in jail, he/she must pay $50 and is released playing the number rolled on the dice. While in jail, one can still buy/sell houses or hotels and collect rent.
When a player fails to be able to pay off debts to the bank or other players, he declares bankruptcy and is out of the game.
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|This is a great family game,,,, teaching children they cannot always win! Also, how to use numbers and money. |
|I love this game!!! Me & my friend Tim would stay up for hours, playing it on X-Box. The X-Box game is soooo much fun. I'll never get tired of this game. |
|My wife, son, and I recently started playing
again instead of watching tv. we had a good
time but the game we have has everything but
the instructions/rules. so we had to try to
remember how to play and make up some rules
of our own. i like that there are many themes
for the game. not that i can afford to buy them all. happy gaming everyone!!|
|I loved playing Monopoly back in the day - it's been a long time...I remember hearing that sometimes people could go on for all day or even "days" playing Monopoly. When I was young & 1st heard that idea I thought it was crazy, but later on I realized that that could be a pretty interesting experience, especially given the right circumstances & the right kind of people - definitely not boring, low-attention span types or people who don't like doing stuff in the 1st place...it is fun for families, that's true, but also for 3-4 friends, in college, co-workers, etc. It can really be a interesting challenge. And what is this with taking the classic "Iron" token away and replacing it w/some banal piece after all these years??? Who said that would be good? I'd much rather find an old version of the game that had the old iron token (the one shaped like an iron). No reason to make meaningless changes now!|
|This game tears families apart|
|This game is all right, but staying out of the topic.
Why does everyone on this website spell wrong.|
|This game TEARS FRIENDSHIPS APART|
|My family (Wife and 2 kids) has recently started to play Monopoly the New York City Edition on our family game night. My daughter, Leia, (now 12) was born in New York City. We enjoy teaching her about the different places.
I was wondering if there are any specific rules for the special editions. |
|If Player 1 owns 3 railroads, but one is mortgaged, can Player 1 collect the $100 rent as if he owns 3 railroads?|
|i love monaploy but the pric eis alittle high|
|does anyone know exactly how many community chest and chance cards there are in a game also how many of each denomination the money comes|
|Can you tell me what hapens if somone gats the chairman of the board card and can onle afford to pay part of the players what happend to assets|
|If a player has a "get out of jail free" card, does he have to use it in jail? This question came up when a player had two such cards, but wanted to stay in jail and safely collect rent.
In the computer games, the card is used automatically without choice. The wording on the card is that "this card may be kept until needed or sold," and technically the card is needed when the card holder goes to jail.
What's the official or house rule on this?|
|monopoly is very long but not boring you have to finesh it |
|How do you win the Jackpot!!?|
|this game is good!!!!!!|
|When you pick up a Chance card and it tells you to advance to a property, but does not state "if unowned you can you buy it, can you buy it?? |
|i like game|
|Making a monopoly game for my aunt for her birthday, she collects them. I cant wait to see her face when she opens this freakin amazing game.|
|Best game ever and will always be!!!!!!!!!!!*breath*!!!!!!!!|
|my mum and my sister and my brother never have time to play vause ther are always workking so i am going play myself it is gonna be boring but i wish they would make a 1 player rules|
|@Chris: It's not an official rule of Monopoly, but it is a very, very common house rule. It's called "rent immunity."
Whenever my buddies and I get together for Monopoly, we always establish what house rules to follow, if any, just so we don't have any arguments later in the game. :)|
|if three people are playing,and one person is poor,and diffent person give money to the poor person,and when the poor person land on the person who gave money to,and the person says no play(dont have to play)and those people team up and go for last person.Is that in rules?|
|it is sort of like fun|
|I once played this game for hours and i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|I once played with my mother and the game went for weeks. We had to record where we were on the board, how much money we had, and what properties we owned. We played every night.|
|i love this game itsperfect 4 a family|
|When I play it it makes me fill rich.It is a really good game and it is a good family game too!|
|this game is awsome and i love to play it with my family! it is a little long but it is still a fun game. i personally have my own little strategy that i have gotten really good at! just simply cheat if you want to win!! lol just kidding!|
|I love the game it is excited entertaining oooo how I love it.......|
|this is my favorite game.my strategy is buy property that costs alot so people that land on it pay more munny to you.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.ya dig dog! |
|i love this game. its long, but still awesome, i am always the ship lol....idk why|
|I think they should've put more money in the game. Every time I play, I end up with majority of the money and there isn't anymore money available!|
|I am making my own game and have looked at the instructions for the game. Doing this fun but monopoly is still going to be the best game ever!!!|
|Is very fun|
|This game rocks when my cusins stays over we play it all the time before we go bed and when we get up.|
|This game rocks!!|
|Monopoly is the best.My favourite peice is the money bag.I always get the most money.|
|Monopoly is very fun. My favorie piece to be is the car. I like to buy the cheapest property then I start buying the highest property.|
|Iíve been trying a new Monopoly strategy lately. When I get a monopoly and I have little money, Iíll mortgage everything I own. Iíll save one or two properties just for backup and Iíll buy as many houses as I can. Iíve found that it pays off better and you can get back out of debt faster than if you were to just buy slowly. It is a risk and needs to be done with caution but it has been winning me a lot of Monopoly games!|
|Whenever I play Monopoly, I always buy every property I land on, even if I have to mortgage some of my properties (within reason). The more deeds I have, the better in my opinion. I also try my best to buy all the railroads and the orange properties. Great game; I love Monopoly!|
|This game is pretty neat!|