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2013-02-12 12:54:39 PM  
3 votes:
The only way to win is rage quit while tossing the table over. Then you can play a decent game like Catan or Fresco.
2013-02-12 08:44:02 PM  
2 votes:
Children play Monopoly.

Adults play...

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2013-02-13 07:55:23 AM  
1 votes:
Count me in as a "By the Rules" Monopoly player including:

-No money in FP.  It is exactly what it says. Free.
-If you land on an unpurchased property, you can either buy it for face value, or it goes to auction amongst all players.
-Houses have to be distributed evenly.  If you have 2 houses on 1 property, you can have 3 on another, but if you try and put a 4th house when you still have only 2 on another property (within the same monopoly) GTFO.

It results in a vastly superior game, and takes the massive luck of FP away.  The depth of the strategy increases soooo much from auctioning properties.
2013-02-12 04:44:10 PM  
1 votes:

Deneb81: Fark_Guy_Rob: StrangeQ: I don't care what strategy you use as long as you play by the god damned rules.  That means no favors, no under the table deals, no "I'll give you half price rent for three turns if you let me off just this once", no "I'll pay the $50 or use my get-out-of-jail-free-card to get them out of jail", no trading property or cards in lieu of rent unless it is a complete turning over as a result of bankruptcy.  Play by the damned rules or gtfo.

/monopoly nazi
//and hands off my purples.
 I swear the rules say something like 'The property owner has to ask for the due rent'.  IE, it's perfectly acceptable for you to land on my property and not pay, so long as I don't ask you and the next player begins their turn.
That seems to imply all sorts of room for wiggle.  If I'm too busy counting my stack of properties you gave me last turn to notice you landing on my property; so be it.  The rules don't say you have to pay.At least, that's how I remember it.

Also, take the rent, sell them an unimproved property for rent+$1. They then sell it back to you for $1. It's all legal and has the effect of no rent.


I just might stab you if you pulled that in a game with me.

/maybe
//probably
///might want to wear some kevlar
2013-02-12 04:26:39 PM  
1 votes:
One of my abiding Xmas memories from my teens was almost ruining Xmas day by refusal to sell my father any of the properties he wanted. I had deliberately set out to disrupt his normal play style and buy one of all the sets he always went for. He went mental eventually and the game had to be ended with no winner.

Xmas Monopoly was serious business in our house. Always ended up with me and my father the last two standing and playing to the bitter death. The first year I ever won the game stretched to 6 hours in total, 4 of those being just us two.

My fiance won't play monopoly with me now either. We played for our first and only time one sunny summer evening, kids away, sat on the patio, nice bottle of wine. Decided to break out monopoly. Boy did that go bad. Apparently going all out to win isn't "playing nice".

/serious business!
//don't give me that "fines and taxes go under free parking and whoever lands there gets it" shiat either
2013-02-12 03:49:08 PM  
1 votes:

SwingDancer: My strategy is to buy up all the houses, and never move on to hotels.   If you dont know why this is a winning move, you've never actually read the rules.


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2013-02-12 03:36:15 PM  
1 votes:
I don't care what strategy you use as long as you play by the god damned rules.  That means no favors, no under the table deals, no "I'll give you half price rent for three turns if you let me off just this once", no "I'll pay the $50 or use my get-out-of-jail-free-card to get them out of jail", no trading property or cards in lieu of rent unless it is a complete turning over as a result of bankruptcy.  Play by the damned rules or gtfo.

/monopoly nazi
//and hands off my purples.
2013-02-12 02:59:46 PM  
1 votes:
Strategy depends if you play by the official rules.  The official rules state that all unsold property must be auctioned if the person landing on it does not purchase it.  You can get some budget properties that way, or you can drive up the price until the purchaser has no cash to build houses.  Reds and oranges are the best to develop due to return on investment and chances of landing on them.  RRs are nice to have in case you need to mortgage.  You should mortgage to build improvements.  Once all properties are bought, stay in jail as much as possible.  You still collect rents and don't risk paying rent.
2013-02-12 02:39:36 PM  
1 votes:
The properties get more expensive as you go around the board. The price of houses and hotels only changes when rounding a corner. This means that you want the light blue, orange, yellow and dark blue properties.

Due to the frequency of ending up "In Jail" The next best criteria is to select properties between "Jail" and the "Go to Jail" square.

That leaves Orange and Yellow. Orange is preferred due to the fact a 6, 8, and 9 land you on a orange property. And thsoe are the most common dice rolls other than 7 and 10. Also the price of houses is only $100 so it is easy to build up early.

The two failings of yellow are the chance square that is likely to have you bypass the properties and the prohibitive cost of houses.

The priorty of properties to own.
1) Orange
2) Light blue ($50 houses and landed on almost as much as yellow/red)
3) Yellow
4) Red

My strategy is to buy everything I land on, refuse to trade anything from those 4 property groups unless they also give me enough money that they won't be affording houses for a long long time. Then do property trades that look like I'm losing out but leave me with enough money to put houses on my monopoly.
2013-02-12 02:35:11 PM  
1 votes:

Tobin_Lam: There's no such thing as a building shortage. The rules suggest that you use whatever you have if you run out of anything.


Actually that's not true. The rules say you can "print" more money with whatever you've got laying around, but houses and hotels are strictly limited.
2013-02-12 02:03:43 PM  
1 votes:

xria: Of course the real thing monopoly teaches us is that most winners are lucky rather than good - being good might increase your odds a bit, but nothing in comparison to how much luck is involved in deciding the outcomes.


While that is a rather myopic, simplified view of life, I was going to state it as, even if everyone starts with the same resources, all of the outcomes are determined by a random number generator and/or taking advantage of other people.
2013-02-12 02:02:51 PM  
1 votes:
I play Monopoly to lose. My strategy is to pick up a few random properties around the board. Once the game gets going, I'm the only thing preventing the other players from having a monopoly. So, when it gets to the point that I'll be out in a couple of turns anyway, I auction off all my properties to the highest bidder. Then I give all the proceeds to charity- puting them in the middle of the board- and retire. I get to quit stress-free, and whoever lands on Free Parking next is in for a treat.
2013-02-12 12:54:25 PM  
1 votes:
Railroads, oranges, light blues.

Don't bother with hotels. Buy 3 houses, or 4 to try and cause a building shortage.

Also, if they won't let you be the hat punch them in the stomach.
2013-02-12 12:44:15 PM  
1 votes:
Methinks Lizzie Phillips would spin rapidly in her grave seeing it used as a tool to teach about cutthroat capitalism.
2013-02-12 12:28:57 PM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: If I go bankrupt I just insist that all the other players give me money until I'm rich again, that is unless they want me to just burn the building down around us.


I'm going to assume you're also the banker when you play.
 
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