Gialmere
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September 21st, 2021 at 6:43:28 PM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Believe it or not, I won a Monopoly tournament that was held in Las Vegas, soon after I moved there in 1986.


Since you're a disciple of "THE BOOK", I believe it.
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September 21st, 2021 at 6:50:44 PM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Yes. I almost never built up to a hotel. Much better to just build four houses on each property, and stop there, and help to create a housing shortage.

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    I like to build to three and stop there for a while. The marginal additional rent for four is not that much. However, I get the point about hogging houses. I usually don't play with enough people to make that an issue.
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    September 21st, 2021 at 6:52:28 PM permalink
    Quote: EdCollins

    I LOVE that book!!!



    I see it's on Ebay right now for $2.50
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    Deucekies
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    September 21st, 2021 at 8:37:38 PM permalink
    I gave up on Monopoly when my board came friends started trotting out a bunch of house rules. Among them:

    - Nobody is allowed to build until ALL properties are sold.
    - Houses must be built EQUALLY, not just evenly.
    - The housing shortage issue never comes up, because pennies are used as houses once they run out.
    - You have to sell back all your houses before you can mortgage any property, even if that property never had any houses on it.
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    FinsRule
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    September 21st, 2021 at 8:40:43 PM permalink
    I just joined the debate to say the only way to really play monopoly with skill is doing auctions only.
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    September 21st, 2021 at 8:53:43 PM permalink
    Quote: Deucekies

    I gave up on Monopoly when my board came friends started trotting out a bunch of house rules. Among them:

    - You have to sell back all your houses before you can mortgage any property, even if that property never had any houses on it.

    Before you can mortgage ANY property? So if I wish to mortgage Boardwalk, for example, I have to first sell back all of the houses that I own on, say, on the Reds... Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois Avenue???

    That makes no sense. The reason I might wish to mortgage Boardwalk in the first place is to raise money so that I can put another house or two on my Reds.

    Note that normally, you DO have to sell all of your buildings on a color-group if you wish to mortgage any property on that SAME color-group. That IS a rule:

    MORTGAGES... 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 color-group must be sold
    back to the Bank at half price.

    I see no gain or other advantage that improves game play with any of the house rules of your friends.
    Deucekies
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 12:48:35 AM permalink
    Quote: EdCollins

    Before you can mortgage ANY property? So if I wish to mortgage Boardwalk, for example, I have to first sell back all of the houses that I own on, say, on the Reds... Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois Avenue???



    Correct. That's how they play.

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    I see no gain or other advantage that improves game play with any of the house rules of your friends.



  • IMO they are simply misinterpretations of the rules, but they're set in their ways because they've played that way for decades.
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