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I have no clue where to post this question on the internet, so ill just post here and see what happens.
If I land on a property that I dont want, and the person im playing with doesnt want it either, does it have to go up for auction if none of the players want it? Can we just continue the game and not do anything with that property?
i think so
Alright cool. I figured if noone wants it you could just continue. I'm finally trying to learn how to play this game.
Got another question. If I'm running low on money, I know I can mortgage my properties to get some cash back from the bank. It says when you do that to turn the card over.
Does the card just go back in the deck of unowned properties for other people to buy if they want? Im not sure what happens with that card if you mortgage the property. Im not really sure what mortgaging actually means in this game.
I wish I could find some message board where this belongs. No clue where to ask these questions.
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Unimproved properties can be mortgaged through the Bank at any time. Before an improved property can be mortgaged, all the buildings on all the properties of its colour-group must be sold back to the Bank at half price. The mortgage value is printed on each Title Deed card.
No rent can be collected on mortgaged properties or utilities, but rent can be collected on unmortgaged properties in the same group.
In order to lift the mortgage, the owner must pay the Bank the amount of mortgage plus 10% interest. When all the properties of a colour-group are no longer mortgaged, the owner may begin to buy back houses at full price.
The player who mortgages property retains possession of it and no other player may secure it by lifting the mortgage from the Bank. However, the owner may sell this mortgaged property to another player at any agreed price. If you are the new owner, you may lift the mortgage at once if you wish by paying off the mortgage plus 10% interest to the Bank. If the mortgage is not lifted at once, you must pay the Bank 10% interest when you buy the property and if you lift the mortgage later you must pay the Bank an additional 10% interest as well as the amount of the mortgage.
im really glad that we've cleared out all the annoying threads like Chick Of The Day(og) to make room on the tubes for important dialogues like this....
i was playing monopoly with my 7yr old three nights ago just making things up as i went along b/c it had been a decade since id found someone willing to play the never ending saga that is "monopoly".
glad i got the ground rules out of the way with the old school set.. now i finally have a good reason to open my "new in box" simpsons monopoly
If you mortgage your property, you still own it but cannot collect rent on it. You would have to sell hotels/houses before mortgaging it. No one can buy it unless you want to sell or trade it.
As far as you first question goes, I think you can't trade or sell until all properties are owned.
oh and ps, I'm squatting in your park place
What does unimproved property mean? No houses built on it?
i've never followed the rules that strictly, but i def do put all chance/community chest payups in the center of the board till someone lands on free parking. that always keeps things interesting
btw, why would you not want a property? this is how you dominate the board. if you have one of every prop, then nobody can complete theirs to build on them. if you're strapped for cash, you can just buy it and immediatley mortgage, though you might make some enemies real quick that way :)
you know common sense / an ounce of intelligence would have answered all your questions for you ;)
- There are deeper rules not mentioned in the instruction book, since this is a newer version.CygnusZero4
- These rules AREN'T in the instructions??? Crazy.monospaced
- Nope, some of them arent. In this edition they assume you know how to play.CygnusZero4
^ while it's essentially the object of the game (it is called monopoly, after all), it's just a cheap way of fucking everyone over since you're just buying one prop from every group with no intention of grabbing any others from that group. since you won't be forking over money to complete those groups, this gives you the advantage of cheaply focusing on one or two groups of your own while everyone else can only collect cheap rent. don't know if that makes sense.
SteveJobs is right. I've played this game a million times, and buying every single property you land on is probably the top strategy. It's all about having bargaining power later down the line. Children can make ruthless deal negotiators.
are you playing the monopoly that is out today with credit cards and unlimited cash, or the old style with free parking and luxury tax and water works??
yes the property goes for auction.. i hate that rule and generally we dont play with it to give the game more playability.
also we as players of monopoly made custom rules..
they are as follows...
#1 rule.. if a player rolls a "snake eyes" [the double 1s] that player will receive one of every bill. if a player was in jail and rolled a "snake-eyes" it does not count, it only allows the player to get out of jail. an added rule that kept forever was if any player were to roll 3 snake eyes in a row, that player does not get sent to jail, and that player can continue to roll. the amount of snake-eyes rolled consecutively can be endless.. sorta.. but 3 doubles in a row is sent to jail, so all the consecutive snake-eyes only count as one double.
#2 - money involved will be replaced with the bank of the Game of Life by Parker Bros.. as it was more realistic... also had promisary notes...
#3 - $500 under Free Parking at all times. anyone who lands on it receives that $500 bill
#4 - players can own the "get out of jail free card if they can get "snake-eyes" in 7 times in 1 game. the card will remain in ownership of that player for 1 full month.
#5 - if a player lands on a property and wishes to not purchase it, the property does not go up for auction for other players to bid on it.
those were our custom rules. our games used to last for days.. loved it!! rule #5 was the best custom rule. well snake-eyes is the best rule..
- i always did two of every bill on snake eyes. also free parking gets the pot if you play that wayismith
- as in all the money you pay for houses/hotels goes into the pot and free parking can collect it allismith
- but I learned that way from a friend much later on, I didn't play it that way in the beginningismith
- the pot rule was a general laying rule that is outside of the custom rules..e-pill
- also any tax money and water works and electricity all went into the pot..e-pill
- so we made it so that since no one could really own water works and electric co.. that..e-pill
- the rail roads received double for all rents if anyone went and bought the railroads..e-pill
- be quietcannonball1978
- oh look its the cannon ball run..e-pill
If you are the banker, or the game is all self-banking, it helps to skim a little extra money at all chances. This helps improve the odds of winning, especially if you have shitty properties (cough. Fuck you Baltic Ave.).
Played last night. This game is a lot of fun, but I got my ass kicked in by my girlfriend.
We actually just dumped the auctioning all together. If you dont have the $$ to buy a property you land on, then you just dont do anything with it. Worked out fine. We tried auctioning and it seems silly.
the auctioning should continue. if no one wants it. someone can put $10 down