Monopoly is the most popular home board game
In Monopoly four players are playing for a full control over some definite area of the gaming field. The players are competing in gaining of profit through fictional economic activity, including buying, renting and demising of properties, using virtual moneys, while throwing dice and moving on the gaming field. The game has been named of the economical idea for monopole - gaining of a full control over some market from a single man.
The game "Monopoly" has been created by the American Charles Darrow in 1935. He has been surprised by the success of the game, first in America and then in the rest of the world.
The Monopoly is game, which you can play in a square field, with streets on it. In some fields are located buildings in different color, in other railway stations (4 totals, one for each side of a square) and other objects with important role for the society. Every object could be bought, sold, rented or mortgaged. In the four corners of the field are situated the special squares: “Beginning” (down-left), “Parking forbidden” (up-left), “Prison” (up-right) and “Parking” (down-right). There are two fields “Chance”, “Casino” and “Tax”.
The main role in Monopoly is of the Bank. In the beginning the bank gives to every player 2000 levs, and then it collects the money in a property deals, taxes and fines. Besides - the bank gives a salaries and bonuses.
BeginningEvery player has his own figure in a respective color. The moves depend on throwing of two dices. In the beginning the figures of every player are situated in the “Start” square in the down -left corner. The players throw dices and depending on the numbers are moving the figures in the field clockwise.
The GameWhen the player steps on a free street (marked next to the field with 0 in black color), he can buy it. After the purchase, the sign next to the field became the same color as the color of the player, who bought the street.
BuildingIf one player can buy all the streets in the quarter (one quarter has two or three streets, marked with same color), he can build shops (up to four) or Supermarket. That could be done by the sign “+” (plus), situated up in right, next to the number 0 in the beginning, with the color of the player, as he pays the price of the streets, as it shown in the information for the street. The number is changing - 1 (for one shop), 2 (for 2 shops), 3 (for 3 shops), 4 (for 4 shops) and 5 (for Supermarket) If the player needs - he can “destroy” the buildings. That could be done by the sign “-“ (minus) , down-left, next to the number with the color of the player, as the procedure is opposite of the building (as the sum, which the bank is paying is 1/2 from the sum, which the player originally paid for it).
When player steps on a street, owned by other player (the number is in his color), he pays a rent. If the street has some buildings (Shops or Supermarket) the rent is higher.
With mouse click over some definite object it comes up "Info" about it. There is shown the owner of the place (if there is a owner), the price of the place, the price of the building, Current income, which the place gives if other player comes on this object, the basic income of the place, incomes if there is a Trade center (all in one color, but without buildings) and the income with buildings.
If the object is still not bought by any player the info shows only the information above.
If the object is a property of the same player, he can do three more things, with the help of the buttons in the down part.
Button “Mortgage” - if the player have no money (became minus) or if he have no enough cash to pay rent or tax, or if he just wish, he can mortgage street in the bank (against the half of the original value), as he has the opportunity to repurchased it (with 10% charge)
Button “Sell” - if the player wants to sell the street instead of mortgage, he can do that by this button.
Button “Change” - from this button, the player could offer to other player to change this object with other, so he can build. After clicking of a “Change”, the player should change the object, with which he wants to be replaced (it could be done by the box in the street in which is shown a slider and with its moves left-right, the player can make an offer to the player, who owns the other object. The offer could be sent by the button Done. The other player could accept or refuse the offer.
If the object is other player property from BUY Button the player could make an offer to the owner by the way above.
Fields Luck, Casino and Tax
While playing, players can step on some of the fields Luck, Casino and Tax.
When the player is on one of the two fields Luck, he can take Lucky card and then he has to execute the actions written on it:
When player steps on one of the two Casino fields, he is receiving bonuses and he is increasing his capital or he is punished and he is decreasing his capital.
- The sums could be from -300 to +250 lv.
When player steps on one of the two “Tax” fields, the player pays to the bank and his capital is decreasing.
- On the first tax field (up on the board) the player pays 4% tax of his capital.
- On the second tax field (right on board) the player pays 10% of his cash money.
In the first (left) field are shown all the ready money of the player (the cash).
In the second (right) field is shown the Capital of the player /Cash + the value of all the properties).
In the beginning the capital of the player are only his ready money (2 000 lv.) The capital is always bigger than the ready money or equal (as in the beginning). There are shown those one, which are on the player with the green arrow. At any time when the mouse touches the name of the player, you can see his ready money or capital.
Fields Start, Parking Forbidden, Parking, Prison.
While playing, the player could step on some of the fields Start, Parking Forbidden, Parking, and Prison.
When the player steps on Start field or just passes through it, he receives 100 lv. Bonus from the bank.
When the player steps on Parking forbidden, he pays 100 lv. to the bank.
When the player steps on Parking, he misses one move.
You can go in the prison if after throwing of the dices you step on this field or if you take this card from Luck.
You can go out of the Prison by the following methods:
End of the game
The game will win this player, who became “monopolist”, which means, that he bought properties enough to ruin his opponents.