We've been playing Monopoly wrong

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We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby ccgr » Thu May 16, 2013 9:10 pm

BUYING PROPERTY...Whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price. You receive the Title Deed card showing ownership; place it face up in front of you.

If you do not wish to buy the property, the Banker sells it at auction to the highest bidder. The buyer pays the Bank the amount of the bid in cash and receives the Title Deed card for that property. Any player, including the one who declined the option to buy it at the printed price, may bid. Bidding may start at any price.
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It will be a much better game played as intended :\

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby LAVA89 » Thu May 16, 2013 9:21 pm

I used to play an old MS-DOS version of the game which had the auction feature. But I don't think it ever forced the bank to put the properties up for auction (always just assumed it was an option). Making you auction properties everytime would make the game go faster.

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby delve » Thu May 16, 2013 9:39 pm

I've always known that was in the rules. But on the rare times I play it everyone just buys whatever they land on. >.>

How have you been playing?

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby ccgr » Thu May 16, 2013 9:46 pm

no auction just buy or move on

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby Chozon1 » Fri May 17, 2013 3:31 am

WHAT IS THIS DARK MAGIC.

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My Monopoly world has just been rocked.
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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby ArchAngel » Fri May 17, 2013 10:13 am

This would literally change nothing about how I or my family plays these games. We're huge land tycoons. The whole game comes down the deed trading after all the properties are bought.
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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby delve » Fri May 17, 2013 10:50 am

That's about how I've always played. I've watched people mortgage Boardwalk for something in the purple block >.>

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby LAVA89 » Fri May 17, 2013 10:54 am

This would literally change nothing about how I or my family plays these games. We're huge land tycoons. The whole game comes down the deed trading after all the properties are bought.
That's a good point too, I totally forgot about the deed trading. In the windows version of the PC game, you basically have to start trading or the game becomes deadlocked if there aren't semi or full monopolies.
That's about how I've always played. I've watched people mortgage Boardwalk for something in the purple block >.>
Haha, wow...now that's taking advantage of your opportunity cost.

The only point I see in having the purple properties is to sour people's excitement when they pass go.

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby delve » Fri May 17, 2013 11:00 am

Eh, it's justified as a spoiler for someone else's monopoly or to build on your own. Even the cheapo properties can be worth the trouble of building up. If the light blue properties are the only monopoly on the board then the owner is sitting pretty well.

Besides, Boardwalk is only one space and if you don't have Park Place to go with it then you're not really losing that much value.

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby ChickenSoup » Fri May 17, 2013 12:05 pm

I had a friend whi would bankrupt people by selling them Boardwalk for 2-3 thousand dollars. He called them "sucker deals."


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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby Sstavix » Fri May 17, 2013 1:10 pm

Ever since I read a strategy guide no one will play with me. :(

There are a lot of house rules that have wormed their way into the way it's played any more, but aren't in the official rules. Getting money for landing on free parking seems to be the biggest one.

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby TripExistence » Fri May 17, 2013 4:39 pm

Oh man, I hate Monopoly. The game takes several hours and by the end of it, no one in my family wants to talk to each other.

That's why I much prefer the more streamlined Monopoly Deal. :)

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby Blue » Mon May 20, 2013 10:11 am

I feel like playing Monopoly right now... >_>

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Re: We've been playing Monopoly wrong

Postby Cory_Hartland » Fri May 24, 2013 1:33 pm

Wow, what else have I been doing wrong?


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