In case you’ve been living under a rock (or, perhaps more likely in this era of social distancing, inside your house with the blinds drawn), Monopoly is back. Like, back-back. It seems like every day there’s a new story about how Hasbro has sold out its stock of the classic board game and everyone is rekindling their love for the old favorite game from their childhood. If you’re one of these people who hasn’t played since you were a kid and are curious about getting started again, read on for some helpful tips!
Monopoly is one of the most famous board games in existence.
You may have heard of Monopoly, but did you know that it has become one of the most famous board games in existence? Here are some fun facts about Monopoly:
- Tens of millions of people have played Monopoly at least once.
- Tens of millions more have played it more than once.
- Thousands have played it more than 100 times!
- And hundreds have played it more than 1000 times!
Monopoly was made by Elizabeth Magie, who filed a patent for an Anti-Monopolist game in 1904.
Monopoly was invented by Elizabeth Magie. She filed a patent for an Anti-Monopolist game in 1904, which she called The Landlord’s Game. In her original version, the players could choose whether they wanted to play with monopolies or competition.
The game has changed very little since then, with only minor differences between versions from different eras and countries. The basic premise—that one player can buy up all of the available property and thus prevent other players from obtaining it—remains intact throughout the years and across borders. It’s a very simple concept that has had an enormous impact on our culture: Monopoly teaches us about the dangers of monopolies but also highlights their benefits; it shows us how competition can lead to innovation but also exposes its negative side effects when left unchecked (and even encourages such behavior); it demonstrates how capitalism can be used for good or ill depending on who controls it at any given moment.
In 1935, Charles Darrow patented a version of Monopoly.
In 1935, Charles Darrow patented a version of Monopoly.
Darrow was a salesman who wanted to create a game that could be played by children and adults alike. He also hoped it would teach players about the virtues of capitalism. In an interview with TIME magazine in 1935, he said: “I devised this scheme for a board game based on money because I had seen so many card games developed during the Depression which were not only educational but helped people pass away empty hours.”
The patent for his game was granted on December 31st 1935 and called Finance – not Monopoly!
Monopoly is fun for people who enjoy building wealth.
Monopoly is a game of strategy and chance. It’s also a game of money. But above all else, Monopoly is a game of property.
In other words, Monopoly is fun for people who enjoy building wealth.
If you’re interested in learning more about this classic board game (and its many variations), check out our handy guide below!
Monopoly is fun for people interested in buying and selling real estate.
Monopoly is a game about buying and selling real estate. In this version of the game, you can buy houses, hotels, utilities and railroads. You can also spend your money on community chest cards such as “Advance to Go” (which means you get to roll again) or “Bank Error in Your Favor” (when you get more money).
You can play Monopoly with two to six players.
- You can play Monopoly with two to six players.
- You can play Monopoly with two to six people at once.
- You can play Monopoly with up to five people at once.
- If you have more than five people who want to play, you’ll need multiple games, as there is only one Monopoly board game and its rules don’t allow for multiple boards (or “boards” as we call them) in one sitting. For example, if there’s a group of 10 people who want to play—and all 10 are willing and able—then four of them should be assigned one game apiece while the remaining six get another game apiece (for a total of eight games).
Goal: Make your opponent broke!
The goal of Monopoly is to be the first player to collect all their opponent’s money. You win by forcing your opponents into bankruptcy, which means they’re broke and can no longer play.
- To make your opponent go bankrupt, you need to do two things: Get all their properties, and get them in debt.
- If you can get a monopoly (own all the properties of one color), you have an advantage over other players because you’ll inevitably be making more money than they are at that point. And if they’re in debt—or worse yet, in jail—they won’t have much chance of coming out ahead again unless they get lucky with Chance cards or Community Chest cards (we’ll explain those later).
You can only get out of jail early if you have “Get Out Of Jail Free” card or can raise $50 to pay the bail.
When you land in jail, there are two ways to get out. You can either pay $50, or use a “Get Out of Jail Free” card that you may have purchased earlier. If you don’t have one of these items and/or aren’t able to pay the bail money, then you will have to stay in jail for three turns (unless someone lands on your property and pays your bail for them).
Community Chest and Chance cards give you good or bad luck! Watch out! Some will make you pay, others will make you rich!
You’ll also encounter Community Chest and Chance cards. These are a part of the game, and they can be good or bad!
Community Chest Cards: The community chest cards are always good—they give you money or some kind of advantage over your opponents. If you get one, consider yourself lucky!
Chance Cards: The chance cards are always bad—they take away money or force you to pay fines for being unlucky. If you get one, don’t worry too much—it’s just a card game—but make sure it doesn’t happen too often!
Monopoly is a great game that’s easy to play but has lots of strategy involved.
Monopoly is a great game that’s easy to play but has lots of strategy involved. It can be played by people of all ages, and it’s fun for people who enjoy building wealth and buying real estate.
Let’s take a look at how Monopoly works, the history behind it and how to get started playing this awesome board game!
Monopoly is one of the most popular board games in history, and it’s easy to see why. It brings together fun, strategy, and friendly competition for a truly unique experience. The great thing about Monopoly is that even though it incorporates some complex rules, anyone can play as long as they understand these basics: Players must buy properties when they land on them; if another player lands on a property they own, that person has to pay rent; when players get a certain amount of money or end up bankrupt, they are out of the game. As with any good game though, there are many ways to win!