Monopoly: Short game rules

Posted by Aleksander R. Rødner On 12:09 6 comments

These are, as far as I have been able to find out, the original rules for a Monopoly short game (60-90 minutes):

  1. During preparation, the banker shuffles and deals three Title Deed cards to each player. These are free---no payment to the bank is required.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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6 Response for the "Monopoly: Short game rules"

  1. Gonna try that today! Hopefully we can keep the game to an hour.

  2. Unknown says:

    we are trying this's cold, and Thanksgiving was great. Hope you all are enjoying today as much as we are.

  3. Unknown says:

    In the fast game rules, when a player goes bankrupt to another players, does the remaining player get to acquire the payees property for their totals at the end of the game?

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  6. Gert says:

    I have the original short monopoly game rules but not sure how I can put them on here without typing them on, any ideas?