Monopoly is a classic, easy-to-play board game that can be enjoyed by 2-8 players.  Avoid going bankrupt, and become the wealthiest player playing to win this game!  The video tutorial and explanation are below.

Monopoly Tutorial:

 MONOPOLY Quick Guide
Needed: 2-8 players; Monopoly board game

Setup: The board is setup by stacking the chance and community chest cards on the board in the spaces provided.  Each player selects a token to move around the board.  Each token starts on the GO space.  Each player receives 1,500 dollars to start the game.  The 1,500 dollars is given in (2) 500s, (2) 100s, (2) 50s, (6) 20s, (5) 10s, (5) 5s, and (5) 1s.  One player will need to be designated the banker.  The banker will distribute and collect money, and manages the properties, houses, and hotels.

Objective: The object of the game is to become the wealthiest player in the game through buying, renting, and selling property.  

Game Play - Before the game play begins, each player will roll the 2 dice.  The player with the highest total value rolled gets to play first.  Play then moves clockwise left.  On each player’s turn, the 2 dice are rolled, and the player’s token moves spaces equal to the value rolled.  Based on the space landed on, an action will be taken.

Board Spaces and Actions:  Most spaces represent a property.  When landed on, the player has the option to purchase the property from the bank.  A property’s price is listed on the bottom of the space.  

A player may land on a chance space, and will draw a chance card.  The action described on the chance card is then completed, and the card is returned to the bottom of the pile.  

A player may land on the community chest space, and will draw a community chest card.  The action described on the community chest is then completed, and the card is returned to the bottom of the pile.  

The player may land on a tax space, and will pay the tax described.  

If a player lands on the jail space, nothing happens, as he or she is just visiting.  

If a player lands on the free parking space, nothing happens.  

If a player lands on the go to jail space, the player goes in to jail.  

Every time a player lands on or passes the GO space, the player will collect 200 dollars from the banker.  

If a player lands on a property space that is already owned by another player, that player will have to pay the owner rent.  The amount owed is listed on the property card.  

Winning: Once a player owes more money than can be paid, and has no properties to sell, he or she is declared bankrupt and is out of the game.  The last player to remain in the game, after all other players have gone bankrupt, is the winner.

When a player lands on an open property, but chooses not to buy the property from the bank for the printed price, the property is auctioned off.  All players will make bids, and the highest ending bid will get the property for the final amount bid.

When a player lands on a space that you own, you are responsible for asking and collecting the rent before the next player rolls the dice.  

If a player rolls the same number on both dice, he or she will move the amount, complete the required action, and then gets to roll again.  This is known as rolling doubles.  If a player rolls 3 doubles in a row, that player goes directly to jail without passing go or collecting 200 dollars.

When in jail, a player has 3 ways to get out of jail.  By rolling the same number on both dice, known as rolling doubles.  Also, by playing a get out of jail free card.  The get out jail free card can be drawn from the chance or community chest piles, or purchased from another player at an agreed upon price.  Or lastly, by paying $50 to the bank before you roll.  Then whatever you roll, you will move that many spaces.  

If a player owns all the properties of the same color, the rent doubles.  For example, when a player owns all the orange properties, and another player lands on Tennessee ave., the rent would be 28 dollars.

When a player owns all the properties of the same color, houses can be bought for the properties.  The cost of a house is listed on the property card, and is paid to the bank.  When a house is on a property the rent increases according to the card.  Houses must be split as evenly as possible among the properties meaning each property must have one house before adding a second house to a property.   

Once all the properties in a color have 4 houses, a hotel can be purchased.  This again raises the rent for other players that land on this property.  The money spent on hotels is paid to the bank.

The bank may run out of houses and hotels to sell.  In this cases, a player will have to wait for a house or hotel to be sold back to the bank before buying one.

When needed a player can sell hotels and houses back to the bank for half the price paid for them.  If a property has no houses or hotel on it, a player can sell the property to another player for any amount agreed upon.

A property with no houses or hotel on it can be mortgaged backed to the bank.  The mortgaged amount received from the bank is on the back of the property’s card.  When a property is mortgaged, no rent is collected when players land on it.  The mortgage is lifted when the mortgaged amount is paid back to the bank, plus 10%.


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