Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the classic game of Monopoly. This anniversary version of the classic fast-trading property game features tokens from the 1930s all the way to the 2000s.
With a retro game board and cards, the game takes back to when it all began, but you still have to build your houses and hotels and see if you can bankrupt everyone else. You better keep an eye on your money, because you never know when the dice will land you with a massive rent bill to pay.
Become the wealthiest player by buying, selling, trading and collecting rent on properties. Depending on how long you want to play, you can either play until all but one player has gone bankrupt or set a time limit and crown the richest player the champion.
Each player chooses a token and one player is selected as the banker.
The banker distributes $1,500 in Monopoly money to all players: two $500s, $100s and $50s; six $20s; five each of $10s, $5s and $1s.
The highest roll of the dice start in the GO square and move clockwise around the board.
Land on an available property and you can buy it with the price listed on the title and opponents have to pay you rent when they land on your square.
There are Chance and Community Chest cards, tax squares and go to jail to spice up your game!
If you buy all of the properties in the same color group, then you have a monopoly, allowing you to charge double the listed rent and you can start to build houses and eventually a hotel, raising the rent further.
If you land on an available property, but decline to buy it, the banker may auction the property to the highest bidder. The banker starts the bidding at any price and all players can participate, including the banker and the player who originally declined the property.
Get out of jail three ways: using the "Get out of Jail Free" card, rolling doubles on one of three consecutive turns or paying your way out with $50. If you don't roll doubles after three turns, you have to pay $50 to get out of jail. While in jail, you can still buy or sell properties, build houses and hotels and collect rent.
Trading and private sales of properties between players is not only legal, but highly encouraged. The only thing that players cannot do is give private loans. Only the banker can mortgage a property. The fixed interest rate for "lifting" a mortgage is 10 percent of the price on the title.
A player goes bankrupt when he or she doesn't have enough cash or assets to pay the bank or another player. Players can sell houses and hotels back to the bank for half of their original value -- but if that doesn't provide enough cash, the bankrupt player forfeits all properties to the bank or an opponent and is out of the game.
Recommended age: 8 & up Estimated play time: 60 Minutes Number of player: 2 - 8 Game difficulty: Easy