Game board, Player pieces, Houses, Hotels, Chance Cards, Community
Chest Cards, Dice, Property Deeds, Money
Skills required / taught:
ownership, rental, negotiation, money management
Accumulate the most wealth and
property ownership while breaking your opponents
Named after the economic concept of monopoly, the domination of a
market by a single entity. Monopoly is the most
commercially-successful board game in United States history, with
485 million players worldwide. The board consists of 40 spaces
containing 28 properties (22 colored Streets, 4 Railroads and 2
Utilities), 3 Chance spaces, 3 Community Chest spaces, a Luxury Tax
space, an Income Tax space, and the 4 corner squares: GO, Jail, Free
Parking, and Go to Jail.
How it Works
Players take turns in order, with the initial player determined by
chance before the game. A turn begins with the rolling of the dice
and advancing clockwise around the board the corresponding number of
squares. If the player lands on an unowned property, whether street,
railroad, or utility, he can buy the property for its listed
purchase price. If he declines this purchase, the property is
auctioned off by the bank to the highest bidder. If the property
landed on is already owned and unmortgaged, he must pay the owner a
given rent, the price dependent on whether the property is part of a
monopoly or its level of development.
During a turn, players may also choose to develop or mortgage
properties. Development involves the construction, for given amounts
of money paid to the bank, of houses or hotels.
Knowing the typical length of Monopoly is considered long for an
iPhone game, consider a variation on the real estate theme that is
shorter and simpler.
Customize to a particular American city and factor in actual current
Create an entire community where residential and commercial real
estate sales are simulated.
Monopoly has had many different version created, what different
versions of your own game might you be able to come back to create?
Farm version, Beverly Hills version, Science Fiction version…