MONOPOLY - Classic Board Game is a classic board game that has been a favourite of players for over a century. Designed for 2 to 8 players, the game is played on a square board which depicts a city divided into real estate, railways and utilities. The object of the game is to become the richest player by buying and developing properties and collecting rents from other players.
The game begins with each player being given a certain amount of money to start with. Players take turns rolling a pair of dice to determine how many spaces they have moved around the board. The space they land on will determine the action they take on that turn.
If a player lands on an unowned property, they have the option to buy it from the bank at the price listed on the board. Once a player owns a property, they can charge rent to other players who land on that space. The more properties a player owns, the more rent they can charge.
If a player lands on a space already owned by another player, they must pay rent to that player. The amount of rent depends on the number of properties the owner has developed in that space. If cash is short, players also have the option to mortgage their property to a bank to raise funds.
Players can also log onto spaces that give them special actions, such as collecting Community Chests or Opportunity Cards. These cards can give players money, take away money or provide other benefits or penalties.
Another aspect of the game is the railway and utility spaces. If a player owns all the railways or utilities, they can collect higher rents from other players who land on these spaces.
As the game progresses, players can purchase houses and hotels to develop their own properties and increase their rental income. However, the cost of developing a property increases with each house or hotel, so players must balance their investment with cash flow.
When only one player remains, the game ends as all other players go bankrupt. This player is declared the winner and has amassed the most wealth throughout the course of the game.
How To Play
To start the game, players need to set up the board and decide who goes first. The board consists of 40 spaces representing property, utilities, railways and other spaces. Each player starts with a certain amount of money and a token representing their piece. The pieces played can be anything from cars, shoes or hats, to puppies or thimbles. The game comes with two dice which are used to determine how many spaces a player moves on their turn.
Playing the game
On each turn, players roll the dice and move their token to the number of spaces indicated by the dice. They then follow the instructions for the space they have landed on, which may involve buying a property, paying rent, drawing cards or taking some other action. If a player lands on an unowned property they have the option to buy it by paying the price listed. If they do not wish to purchase the property, it is put up for auction and the highest bidder wins the property.
When a player acquires a property they can build houses and hotels on it to increase the rent they can charge other players. The cost of building depends on the value of the property and players must own all the properties in a colour group to build on any of them.
The game also features Chance and Community Chest cards, which can be drawn by players who land on the appropriate space. These cards can provide players with money, force them to pay a fee or penalty, or move them to a different space on the board.
Winning the game
Play continues until one player bankrupts all other players, or until a predetermined time limit is reached. To bankrupt another player, a player must own enough property and collect enough rent to make it impossible for the other player to pay his debts. The player with the most money and possessions at the end of the game is declared the winner.
Keep track of your money and possessions at all times.
Try to get properties in the same colour group to increase your chances of building houses and hotels.
Be careful not to overextend yourself financially by buying too many properties or building too many houses and hotels too quickly.
Use Opportunity and Community Chest cards to your advantage by collecting money or getting out of jail early.
Keep a close eye on your opponents' properties and try to charge them high rents to make it harder for them to stay in the game.