FAQ by JagDogger2525 / puddntater

Version: 1.02 | Updated: 03/28/09 | Printable Version

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Monopoly for Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and Sony Playstation 2 & 3
Version 1.05

Authors: puddntater and JagDogger2525

0. Introduction
1. Version History
2. About Monopoly
3. Rules
4. Editions
5. Computer-Less Gameplay
6. Richest Edition Modes
7. Mini-games
8. Boards
9. Board Set-up
10. Credits

0. Introduction
puddentater: This is my first FAQ and I wanted to write a FAQ on Monopoly seeing
             that there are no FAQ for Monopoly for the Xbox 360, Wii, and
             Playstation Consoles. I wanted a bit of help of writing the FAQ so
             I got help from JagDogger2525. I knew Steve for a few years and I
             knew he had a great style for his FAQs. We got together and I just
             threw the idea of making a FAQ for the recent Monopoly release.
             Both of us agreed and here we are.

JagDogger2525: This is my third FAQ and I wanted to help puddentater out with
               his first FAQ seeing that he never wrote a FAQ before. I asked
               BSulpher for his Rules and Board Set-Up from his Monopoly guide
               for the SNES as well as Erdrick001 for About Monopoly from his
               Monopoly guide for the GameBoy and both gave us permission to use

1. Version History
11/09/08: v0.10 Guide started
                Introduction 0%
                Rules 0%
                Modes 33%
                Boards 50%
                Mini-Games 0%
                Credits 25%
11/10/08: v0.52 Rules added; Thanks to BSulpher
                Board Set-up added; Thanks to BSulpher
                Modes split into Editions and Richest Edition Modes (REM)
                REM added
                Editions added
                REM 0%
                Editions 100%
                Rules 0%->100%
                Credits 25%->100%
                Boards 50%->78%
                Introduction 0%->15%
11/11/08: v0.71 Boards 78%->94%
                Introduction 15%->100%
11/20/08: v1.00 Moved Mini-Games
                REM 0%->100%
                Mini-Games 0%->100%
                Boards 94%->100%
03/28/09: v1.02 Computer-Less Gameplay Added thanks to an Anynomous Reader
                About Monopoly Added thanks to Erdrick001

2. About Monopoly

MONOPOLY is a real estate trading game. You move around the game board, buying
un-owned property and charging rent to those who happen to land on it
afterward. You can trade your property with other players as well. You can
improve your property by buying houses and hotels so you can charge higher

There are spaces on the board labeled "Chance" and "Community Chest". When
you land on one of these you draw a card from the respective pile and follow
the instructions on the card, either to pay money, collect money or advance
to another location on the board. There is also the possibility of a player
being sent "to jail", since owning a monopoly is actually illegal in real

The object of the game is to earn money. More specifically, earn the most
money of all players. Usually this means being the last one standing when all
other players go bankrupt, but in a timed game, the wealthiest player
(including not only cash but assets such as property and houses as well) when
time runs out will be declared the winner.

Compared to the board game, some of the features of the game (ex. the Banker &
Auctioneer) are automated by the computer to prevent clerical errors.

3. Rules
The following rules are default rules for 'Monopoly' Edition.

The order is by a die roll (largest goes first), and as you roll, according to
the space which his/her token reaches, a player may be entitled to buy real
estate or other properties, or be obliged to pay rent, pay taxes, draw a Chance
or Community Chest card, "Go to Jail", etc. Two or more players can occupy the
same space at the same time.

If a player throws doubles he/she moves his/her token as usual the sum of the
two dice and is subject to any privileges or penalties pertaining to the space
on which he/she lands. Retaining the dice, he/she throws again and moves his/her
token as before. If a player throws doubles three times in succession, he/she
moves his/her token immediately to the space marked "In Jail".

Each time a player's token lands on or passes over "GO", whether by throw of
the dice or by drawing a card, the Banker pays him $200 salary. However, $200 is
paid only once each time around the board. If a player, passing "GO" on the
throw of the dice, lands 2 spaces beyond it on "Community Chest", or 7 spaces
beyond it on "Chance", and draws the card "Advance to GO", he/she collects $200
for passing "GO" the first time and another $200 for reaching it the second time
by instructions on the card.

Whenever a player lands on an unowned property he/she may buy that property from
the Bank at its printed price. He/She receives the Title Deed card showing
ownership. If he/she does not wish to buy the property it is sold at auction by
the Banker to the highest bidder. The buyer pays to the Bank the amount of the
bid in cash and receives the Title Deed card for that property. Any player,
including the one who declined the option of buying it at the printed price,
may bid. Bidding may start at any price.

When a player lands on property owned by another player the owner collects
rent from him/her in accordance with the list printed on the Title Deed card
applying to it. If the property is mortgaged, no rent can be collected. When a
property is mortgaged, its Title Deed card will have a red slash across it with
the owners flag still in place to show that that player may still unmortgage it.

It is an advantage to hold all the Title Deeds in a color-group (i.e.
Boardwalk and Park Place, - or Connecticut, Vermont and Oriental Avenues)
because the owner may then charge double rent for unimproved properties in
that color-group. This rule applies to unmortgaged properties even if
another property in that color-group is mortgaged.

It is even more of an advantage to have houses or hotels on properties
because rents are much higher than for unimproved properties. When a player
lands on either Community Chest or Chance, he/she takes the top card from the
deck indicated, follows the instructions and returns the card to the bottom of
the deck.

The "Get Out of Jail Free" card is held until used and then returned to the
bottom of the deck. If the player who draws it does not wish to use it he/she
may sell it, at any time, to another player at a price agreeable to both. When a
player lands on "Income Tax" he/she has to pay the tax at $200 to the Bank.

A player lands in Jail when... a) his/her token lands on the space marked "Go to
Jail"; b) he/she draws a card marked "Go to Jail"; c) he/she throws doubles
three times in succession. When a player is sent to Jail, he/she cannot collect
$200 salary in that move since, regardless of where his/her token is on the
board, he/she must move it directly into Jail. A player's turn ends when he/she
is sent to Jail. If a player is not "sent to Jail" but in the ordinary course of
play lands on that space, he/she is "Just Visiting", incurs no penalty, and
moves ahead in the usual manner on his/her next turn.

A player gets out of Jail by... a) throwing doubles on any of his/her next
three turns. If he/she succeeds in doing this he/she immediately moves forward
the number of spaces shown by his/her doubles throw. Even though he/she has
thrown doubles he/she does not take another turn; b) using the "Get Out of Jail
Free" card if he/she has it; c) purchasing the "Get Out of Jail Free" card from
another player and playing it; d) paying a fine of $50 before he/she rolls the
dice on either of his/her next two turns. If the player does not throw doubles
by his/her third turn he/she must pay the $50 fine. He/She then gets out of Jail
and immediately moves forward the number of spaces shown by his/her throw.

Even though he/she is in Jail, a player may buy or sell property, buy or sell
houses and hotels and collect rents. A player landing on this space does not
receive any money, property or reward of any kind. This is just a "free" resting
place. When a player owns all the properties in a color-group he/she may buy
houses from the Bank and erect them on those properties. If he/she buys one
house, he/she may put it on any one of those properties. The next house he/she
buys must be erected on one of the unimproved properties of this or any other
complete color-group he/she may own.

The price he/she must pay the Bank for each house is shown on his/her Title Deed
Card for the property on which he/she erects the house. The owner can still
collect double rent from an opponent who lands on the unimproved properties of
his/her complete color-group.

Following the above rules, a player may buy and erect at any time as many
houses as his/her judgment and financial standing will allow. But he/she must
build evenly (i.e. he/she cannot erect more than one house on any one property
of any color-group until he/she has built one house on every property of that
group. He/She may then begin on the second row of houses, and so on, up to a
limit of four houses to a property. For example, he/she cannot build three
houses on one property if he/she has only one house on another property of that

As a player builds evenly, he/she must also break down evenly if he/she sells
houses back to the Bank. When a player has four houses on each property of a
complete color-group, he/she may buy a hotel from the Bank and erect it on any
property of that color-group. He/She returns the four houses from that property
to the Bank and pays the price for the hotel as shown on the Title Deed card.
Only one hotel may be erected on any one property.

When the Bank has no houses to sell, players wishing to build must wait for
some player to turn back or to sell his/her houses to the Bank before building.
If there are a limited number of houses and hotels available, and two or
more players wish to buy more than the Bank has, the houses or hotels must
be sold at auction to the highest bidder.

Unimproved properties, railroads and utilities (but not buildings) may be
sold to any player as a private transaction for any amount that the owner
can get. However, no property can be sold to another player if buildings
are standing on any properties of that color-group. Any buildings so located
must be sold back to the Bank before the owner can sell any property of that

Houses and hotels may be sold back to the Bank at any time for one-half the
price paid for them. All houses on one color-group must be sold one by one,
evenly, in reverse of the manner in which they were erected. All hotels on one
color-group may be sold at once. Or they may be sold one house at a time (one
hotel equals five houses), evenly, in reverse of the manner in which they were

Unimproved properties can be mortgaged through the Bank at any time. Before
an improved property can be mortgaged all the buildings on all the
properties of its color-group must be sold back to the Bank at half price.
The mortgage value is printed on each Title Deed card.

No rent can be collected on mortgaged properties or utilities, but rent can
be collected on unmortgaged properties in the same group. In order to lift the
mortgage, the owner must pay the Bank the amount of the mortgage plus 10%
interest. When all the properties of a color-group are no longer mortgaged the
owner may begin to buy back houses at full price.

The player who mortgages property retains possession of it and no other
player may secure it by lifting the mortgage from the Bank. However, the
owner may sell this mortgaged property to another player at any agreed
price. The new owner may lift the mortgage at once, if he wishes, by paying
off the mortgage plus 10% interest to the Bank. If he/she does not lift the
mortgage at once he/she must pay the Bank 10% interest when he/she buys the
property and if he/she lifts the mortgage later he/she must pay an additional
10% interest as well as the amount of the mortgage to the Bank.

A player is bankrupt when he/she owes more than he/she can pay either to another
player or to the Bank. If his/her debt is to another player, he/she must turn
over to that player all that he/she has of value and retire from the game. In
making this settlement, if he/she owns houses or hotels, he/she must return
these to the Bank in exchange for money to the extent of one-half the amount
paid for them and this cash is given to the creditor. If he/she has mortgaged
property he/she also turns this property over to his/her creditor but the new
owner must at once pay the Bank the amount of interest on the loan, which is 10%
of the value of the property. After the new owner does this, he/she may, at
his/her option, pay the principal or hold the property until some later turn at
which time he/she may lift the mortgage. If he/she holds property in this way
until a later turn, he/she must pay the interest again when he/she lifts the

4. Editions
Classic Monopoly Edition - Play a game of regular, standard, olde tyme Monopoly.
Richest Edition - Play Monopoly as multiple mini-games and gain/lose properties
                  instead of buying them.

5. Computer-Less Gameplay
Note: This is only available in Classic Monopoly Edition
When starting a new game with 2 or 3 people, when it asks for Player 3 (P3) or
Player 4 (P4), depending on the number of people playing, attribute settings
just scroll to the drop-down "Skill" setting for that Computer and select
"None." The choices for a Computer Player are "Easy," "Medium," "High," and
"None." By selecting "None" one can now drop any and all the extra Computer
Players from playing in a new Monopoly game.

6. Richest Edition Modes
Mode A) Developer: 6 rounds, about 30 minutes of play, No Trading. This is about
                   gainning the most properties in just 6 rounds. Shortest Mode.
Mode B) Industrialist: 9 rounds, about 45 minutes of Play. Community Chest cards
                       and Special Spaces are now active.
Mode C) Tycoon: 12 rounds, 60 minutes, Trading every three rounds. Community
                Chest cards and Special Spaces are active. Note: You will be
                able to unlock all the mini-games with this mode.

7. Mini-games
a. Get Out Of Jail - Saw the bars the fastest of the cell window to get out.
b. Go To Jail - Make a getaway with the money the fastest without getting
c. Pay Hospital Bill - Be the first to get back into the ambulance.
d. Pay Doctor's Fee - Be the quickest to target the body parts listed in the
e. Take a Ride on the Reading - Make stops in the least amount of time.
f. Elected Chairperson of the Board - Collect as many of your own ballots before
                                      time runs out.
g. Sale of Stock - Predict the movement of the stock market.
h. Advance to GO - Be the first to cross your truckload of money across GO.
i. Christmas Fund Matures - Be the first to have more in your stocking.
j. Pay School Tax - Fill your bag up with books before everyone else.
k. Bank Pays You Dividends - Get all your money in the bank before everyone
l. Advance to the Nearest Railroad - Race to the next railroad in a pump-handled

8. Boards
World Board - From the start
Classic Board - From the start
Future Board - 6 stamps (6 Properties owned)
Sweet Board - 22 stamps (22 Properties owned)
Cheese Board - 56 stamps (2 boards complete)
Jungle Board - 84 stamps (3 boards complete)
Ice Board - 112 stamps (4 boards complete)
Deco Board - 168 stamps (6 boards complete)
Cardboard Board - 224 stamps (8 boards complete)

9. Board Set-up
This is the view of the Classic Board and Set-up for all the other boards.

   | FREE  +-----+     +-----+-----+     +-----+-----+     +-----+ GO TO |
   |NEWYRK||                                                     ||PACIFC|
   |AVENUE||                                                     ||AVENUE|
   +------+|                                                     |+------+
   |TENNES||                                                     ||NCRLNA|
   |AVENUE||                                                     ||AVENUE|
   +------+|                                                     |+------+
   |COMUNTY|                                                     |COMUNTY|
   |CHEST  |                                                     | CHEST |
   +------+|                                                     |+------+
   |STJAME||                                                     || PENN |
   |PLACE ||                                                     ||AVENUE|
   +------+|                                                     |+------+
   | PENN ||                                                     ||SHORT |
   |RAILRD||                                                     ||RAILRD|
   +------+|                                                     |+------+
   |VRGINA||                                                     | CHANCE|
   |AVENUE||                                                     |       |
   +------+|                                                     |+------+
   |STATES||                                                     || PARK |
   |AVENUE||                                                     || PLACE|
   +------+|                                                     |+------+
   |ELCTRC||                                                     | LUXURY|
   |COMPNY||                                                     |   TAX |
   +------+|                                                     |+------+
   |STCHRL||                                                     ||BOARD |
   |PLACE ||                                                     ||WALK  |
   |       +-----+     +-----+-----+     |     +-----+     +-----+       |

10. Credits
This guide is Copyright (c) 2008-2012 puddentater and JagDogger2525. Contact
JagDogger2525 for any questions and/or concerns because I, puddentater, do not
want any complaints whatsoever.

If you see this guide on any site other than GameFAQs, or any other CNET site,
please let JagDogger2525 know because this guide is limited to CNET, and only

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Thanks to Allen "SBAllen" Tyner for keeping GameFAQs running the way it is
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                                everyone here at GameFAQs since Jeff "CJayC"
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Thanks to EA for making the current Monopoly video game for the four consoles on
             October 10, 2008 (In the US).
Thanks to Lizzie J. Magie for creating and patenting the very first Monopoly
                          board game on January 5, 1904.
Thanks to Parker Brothers for the well-known, revised Monopoly board and game
                          on October 19, 1934.
Thanks to BSulpher for the Rules and Board Set-up.
Thanks to Erdrick001 for About Monopoly
Thanks to an Anynomous Reader for Computer-Less Gameplay