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Pushing an iron down Mayfair

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12.05.2012

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A classic game that everyone knows

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Games can go on a bit

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Monopoly is the all time classic board game that has manifested itself over the years in many formats and is one of those games that pretty much every household in Great Britain will have owned at some point in time.

I guess this game can be played by just two people but really to make it more interesting you need at least three or four players. The basic idea is to win the most money from the other players, ideally bankrupting them however the game can go on for a long time so sometimes you just have to end it and decide who has the most money and assets.

It is a square board which people travel around by rolling two dice, the board is colour coded with the names of streets in London and a price that you can buy them for, these are grouped by colour with two or three streets in each colour and they are grouped next to each other with a maximum of one gap between them, starting with the cheapest which is Old Kent Road and rising to the most expensive whch is Mayfair, each player starts with the same money and wghen you land on a street you can opt to buy it. Once you own it other players will have to pay you rent. The game has never actually changed the values to reflect inflation so actuallya stay in Mayfair actually looks quite reasionable in this game compared with real life.

If you own all the streets for one colour category you can start building on them, initially houses but ultimately a hotel and thus the rent will rise that you charge. You get £200 everytime you pass go and there are other squares with Chance and Community Cards which can be good or bad, you can also buy stations, utilities and find yourself in jail.

The rules are nice and simple and the game does get very competitive which is why I enjoy playing it so much. It is also very easy to pick up and play and is suitable for ages of 7 and over I reckon however there is a version for younger players as well where the numbers are simpler. There is also a Simpsons version which can be popular with younger players as it is all things Springfield.

The very fact that this game has sold so many editions and has stood the test of time is testament to how much fun it is and a great way to become a property tycoon.
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