Monopoly is a board game
Monopoly is a board game
Monopoly is a board game where you multiply your capital by trading real estate and collecting rent from other players. Moving on the board, players buy real estate, stations, streets, and other objects.
There is also a bank in the game, which is a lender, taxpayer, and paying players a salary for exceeding the “Start” box. The players, through appropriate financial activities, try to lead their rivals to bankruptcy.
In case of success, they take over the real estate of the bankrupting rival. The person who goes bankrupt is eliminated from the rest of the game, and the last player who manages to keep on the board becomes the monopolist and thus wins the game. Until today, many versions of monopoly have appeared, in which you can even use special credit cards. The game also has many clones such as eg
History of the game
The monopoly game was designed in 1933, while the first edition dates back to 1935. The roots of this game, however, should be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century, when Elizabeth Magie developed the game Landlord’s Game. This game, however, was mainly intended to show what a monopoly in the real estate market could lead to, and not to be used for entertainment purposes (which is why it was not successful). For this reason, Charles Darrow decided to improve it and release it under his own name Monopoly. Within a few months of its release, the game became an absolute hit, and people in stores were massively buying out all the copies. To date, Monopoly has sold 250 million units worldwide.
• General information: the game is mainly about trading and real estate speculation. Each player moves clockwise around the board and buys available objects. If a player stands on a square owned by another player, he must pay the rent. The amount of this rent depends on the type of property, whether the owner has any houses or a hotel in this area. Each player chooses a pawn and places it on the “Start” field. The player who owns the property must make sure that other players pay him the rent. Only a bank can grant loans against real estate. Neither player can lend another player a loan. The winner is the player who causes the bankruptcy of the remaining players.
• Preparing the game: The banker has houses, hotels, property cards and money stacked in the appropriate slots in the box. He separates the “Chance” and “Social Fund” cards, then shuffles them and places them face down on the appropriate spaces in the center of the board. The banker pays each player PLN 1,500 in the following denominations: PLN 2×500, PLN 4×100, PLN 1×50, PLN 1×20, PLN 2×10, PLN1x5, PLN5x1. The bank manages the ownership cards until they are bought by the players. It also pays players wages, and bonuses, collects taxes, grants secured loans, collects interest on mortgage loans, and all penalty fees. The banker also acts as an auctioneer when the auctions are conducted between the players. It is not possible for the bank to go bankrupt (if the bank does not have more money, it writes the slips out on plain sheets of paper).