These are, as far as I have been able to find out, the original rules for a Monopoly short game (60-90 minutes):
- During preparation, the banker shuffles and deals three Title Deed cards to each player. These are free---no payment to the bank is required.
- You need only three houses (instead of four) on each lot of a complete color-group before you may buy a hotel. Hotel rent remains the same. The turn-in value is still one-half the purchase price, which in this game is one house less than in the regular game.
- If you land in jail you must exit on your next turn by a) using a "Get Out of Jail Free" card if you have (or can buy) one; or b) rolling doubles; or c) paying $50. Unlike the standard rules, you may try to roll doubles and, if failing to do so, pay the $50 on the same turn.
- The penalty for landing on "Income Tax" is a flat $200 (i.e., the option to pay 10% of cash on hand is removed). The UK version of the game makes Income Tax a flat tax anyway.
- The game ends when one player goes bankrupt. The remaining players value their property: a) cash on hand; b) lots, utilities, and railroads owned, at the price printed on the board; c) any mortgaged property owned, at one-half the price printed on the board; d) houses, valued at purchase price; e) hotels, valued at purchase price including the value of the three houses turned in. The richest player is then declared the winner.