Rating: 4.6 Moderate
Popularity:26
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1933
Players: 2-8 players
Playing time: 60-180 minutes
Age:8+

Created by: Charles Darrow, Frantz Rey

Published by: (Unknown), Åhlén & Åkerlund, Alga

Alternate Names: Ålborg på spil, Banco Imobiliário, Banco Imobiliário Brasil, Banco Imobiliário: Luxo, Beuru Mabeul

Description:

Monopoly is a real estate-themed game with a roll-and-move and set collection mechanic. Players take the part of land owners, attempting to buy and then develop their land.

Income is gained by other players visiting their properties and money is spent when they visit properties belonging to other players.

The goal of the game is to force all of the other players into bankruptcy by buying real estate, building houses and hotels and charging rent.

While there's a strong element of luck involved, there's still enough strategy left so skilled players will win more often in Monopoly.

Monopoly has a complex history. It was based on The Landlord's Game (1904), designed and patented by Elizabeth Magie.

Today, the game has been been published in 26 languages and more than 200 million games have been sold worldwide.

By my estimation, around 500 million people have played Monopoly. The game is also the most copied (both authorized and unauthorized) one. Clones pop up all the time and are widely available.


Official Recognized Monopoly Records:

Longest Game Ever Played1,680 hours (70 days)
In a bathtub99 hours (4 days 3 hours)
Underwater1,200 hours (50 days)
Largest outdoor game938 x 765 feet
Largest indoor game122 x 122 feet
Smallest game1 square inch. for 30 hrs.

The site is also available in Dutch Language.

Prices:
Retail Price:$13
Amazon:$12
Ebay:$26
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Components

  • A board
  • Two dice
  • Tokens for each player
  • 32 houses and 12 Hotels
  • 16 Chance and 16 Community Chest cards
  • 28 Title Deed cards for each property
  • Money

Setup

  1. Place the board on a table.
  2. the Chance and Community Chest cards face down on their allotted spaces on the board.
  3. Each player chooses one token to represent them while traveling around the board.
  4. Each player is given $1500 divided as follows:

2 x $500's, 2 x $100's, 2 x $50's, 6 x $20's, 5 x $10's, 5 x $5's, and 5 x $1's. …



  1. Predict your landings

    Knowing what to expect when you roll the dice is an important part of succeeding at Monopoly.

    Most players finish a complete lap around the board in 5 turns.

    You're likely to roll doubles once in those five turns (doubles happen about 17 percent of the time). …



Building houses and hotels

Building advances your ability to bankrupt your opponents. Many players build all they can afford. However, this strategy results in losses when houses must be torn down to pay rents or other penalties often.

You should build when you form the first complete color group.

You should build when you can do so and still be left with enough cash to pay a "high probability" expense - namely, rents on Railroads or Utilities, Luxury Tax, and the "nasty" unexposed Community Chest or Chance cards. $150 to $200 is all the cash you need to hold onto if there are no other complete color groups against you. $300 to $400 in cash is recommended if there are one or more complete color groups developed against you. …



The Last Player Standing Wins!

In monopoly Fortnite, it's not about what you own; it's about how long you can survive! Even if you're able to claim the most locations, you still need to be the last player standing to win!

Components

  • Gameboard
  • 27 Cardboard outfits with Pawn stands
  • 15 Storm cards
  • 16 Location cards
  • 16 Loot Chest cards
  • 8 Wall cards
  • 2 Numbered dice
  • 1 Action die (with labels)
  • 110 Health Point chips

Object of the Game

Make your way around the board claiming locations, battling your opponents, and avoiding the Storm. The last player standing when all other players have run out of HP wins! …



Cosmic Encouter Powers

Check here for all the additional powers. to play Monopoly like you never did before.

Fast Monopoly

Check here the rules to speed up Monopoly.

Other Variations

Get Bankrupt

When a player lands on an unowned property, he must always buy it. The goal of the game is to get bankrupt before any other player.

Stock Exchange

The properties are companies) and you can buy "shares" in those companies when you land on the space. There are maximum 3 shares per location. …



The America ~ Special Edition

There's nothing more American than the game of Monopoly, except maybe a special America Edition of this popular board game.

You can own pieces of American culture and history; learn about American people and places; and move around the board using tokens that are as American as apple pie.

Enjoy classic play or experience a new variation with the Corner Squares Games. Answer American Challenge questions and you may get a property for free! This is an American road trip you don't want to miss! …



In 1933, Charles Darrow begins to seel the Monopoly game. One year later, in the height of the great Depression, he copyrights the game and submit it to the executives at Parker Brothers but they rejected the Monopoly game due to design errors. Luckily, Charles Darrow wasn't daunted and started the production on his own as he was too excited because the game promise you fame and fortune like the American dream.

Mr. Darrow got help from his friend, a printer, and they sold quickly 5000 handmade sets in store in Philadelphia because people loved it. The demand skyrockets and he couldn't keep up all the orders, so Charles Darrow went back to Parker Brothers and this time they accepted the board game. …




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