QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Are those community chests cards put on the bottom of the deck, not to be used until each and every card has been used once?Answer:
Yes, just like in a real Monopoly game. Is it OK to say "I'll buy it" to buy a reserved property or do I need to mention the full name (you know how lazy I am:P)?Answer:
"I'll buy it" is enough. Is it OK to say "I want rent from all who owe me this round" to request any/all games (you know how lazy I am:P)?Answer:
No. You must mention the property name or player you are charging. Who sets up the rent game?Answer:
The bankers do. You will be notified about any new games you have to join by PM. I landed on a property reserved for player X. What does it mean?Answer:
It means that player X has the option to buy this property and then s/he can request a RG with you. If s/he chooses not to buy it, it will be sold through an auction. Whoever wins the auction receives the right to ask for a RG with you and anyone else who landed on the property when it was reserved. In a normal game players can buy properties immediately after landing on them, here on CC we cannot wait for that and that's why bank reserves a property for someone who landed on it first. I landed on a property reserved for the BANK. What does it mean?Answer:
It means that this property is being auctioned off by the BANK next turn. Whoever wins the auction will receive the right to ask for any rent games that were due when the notice "Reserved for BANK" & "Reserved for player Y*" was displayed. *Player Y is the player who had the option to buy but didn't use it. Why are there so many tokens on the board?Answer:
The tokens in the center of the board (outside properties' borders) represent ownership of properties. At the end of the 2 months, when determining who has the most money, are the properties worth the purchase price or the mortgage price?Answer:
Quoting the official rules: player values his/her property: (1) Cash on hand; (2) Lots, Utilities and Railroads owned, at the price printed on the board; (3) Any mortgaged property owned, at one-half the price printed on the board; (4) Houses, valued at purchase price; (5) Hotels, valued at purchase price including the value of the three houses turned in. RULES
Here is our set of rules that had to be changed or added to suite our tournament idea. Everything that isn't covered below will be played according to the Official Monopoly® Game Rules
This set of rules may not be final and we leave ourselves the right to amend it during the game play for any `unforeseen` events. EQUIPMENT
We will be using a dice server to simulate throwing 2 dice. We also have 32 Houses, 12 Hotels, 16 Chance and 16 Community Chest cards and 28 Title Deed cards. Each player will pick a token to represent them on the board and receive $1500. BANKERS
In this tournament we (amazzony and simor) are the bankers. THE PLAY
The object of the game is to become the wealthiest player after 2 months of game play.
The game begins with an initial roll of dice to determine the order in which players' actions will be processed. The player with the highest total starts the play. The order then follows the alphabetical order of tokens' names (see chart).
All dice rolls will be supplied by us using a public dice server. Players start the game at the "GO" and their tokens are moved by the number of spaces indicated by the dice (their position is marked on the board). Rolling doubles does NOT let you roll the dice again like it is in the real game BUT rolling doubles in 3 consecutive turns will get you busted
We will be using the EvilDM Dice Server
. Each round, dice will be rolled for every player and the results sent to the bankers and to temporary email accounts (separate for every board) which can be accessed by everyone to verify the dice results. Emails are automatically deleted after 24h. To verify the results you need to copy a short encrypted message that can be found at the end of every email and paste it in the verification page
of the Dice Server. If it's authentic you will see the email message with dice rolls otherwise you'll see an error message. POSTING ACTIONS
All players must post their actions in the time allowed. Those are then executed by the bankers in the initial-roll's order at the start of every round. If you do not have any actions you are still required to say so, otherwise you will be missing a turn and fined (read on). All action-posts must be posted in the appropriate thread (each board will have a separate thread)
. Editing your posts is NOT allowed, but you may change your actions by re-posting them during the time allowed. Action-posts must be univocal i.e. clear and understandable in only one way. Bankers will execute actions as they understand them and will not be held responsible for any misunderstandings, so it is in your best interest to write your posts as clear as possible. BUYING PROPERTY & AUCTIONS **UPDATED**
Whenever you land on an available (unowned) property you may buy that property from the Bank at is given price and your ownership will be marked on the board. If you do not wish to buy the property, the Bank sells it through a blind auction to the highest bidder. Blind auction
means that all players (including the one who declined the option to buy) may bid by sending a PM with their bidding price to us and the winner (highest bidder) will be revealed during next round. Only bids sent by PM are valid and only the first bid counts. If there are two highest bidders then the their bids are ignored and next highest bidder considered.
TIP: Avoid bidding "round" values (eg. $100, $200, etc) since they seem to be the most popular ones and you have a higher chance to double a bid that way. PAYING RENT
When you land on a property that is owned by another player, the owner may request a Rent Game with his/her home settings. If the owner wins the RG or if you fail to join it within 48h the owner collects rent from you in accordance with the list printed on the Title Deed card. If the owner fails to request the RG or looses it, no rent will be collected. Game winners are requested to report games’ results in their threads. If the property is mortgaged, a RG cannot be requested and so no rent can be collected. Mortgaged properties are marked on the board. CHANCE AND COMMUNITY CHEST
When you land on either of these spaces, you'll receive a card from the deck indicated, we'll explain what you must do/do the actions for you. The "You are cleared of being a multi" 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, then they may sell it, at any time, to another player at a price agreeable to both sides. This action must be decided between the players and then noted to Bankers in the tournament thread. MULTIS
Your token lands on the space marked "Busted",
You draw a card marked "You were busted, join your fellow multis",
You throw doubles in 3 consecutive rounds.
If you are not "Busted as a multi" but in the ordinary course of play land on that space, you are "Just Visiting", you incur no penalty, and you move ahead in the usual manner on your next turn. You have all options and actions available at that time.
When you are "Busted as a multi" you cannot collect your $200 salary in that move since, regardless of where your token is on the board, you move directly to Multis. Your turn ends when you are busted. At later rounds while still busted, you may freely take actions concerning your properties, request Rent Games, trade, buy/sell houses etc.
Getting cleared of being a multi:
Throwing doubles on any of your first three turns
Using the "You are cleared of being a multi" card.
Purchasing the "You are cleared of being a multi" card from another player and playing it.
Buying a premium for $50 before you roll the dice on either of your first two turns. If you do not throw doubles by your third turn, you must buy premium for $50. You then get cleared of being a multi and immediately move forward the number of spaces shown by the dice. DEADBEAT TAX
If you land here, you have to pay $200 to the Bank. SHOP PURCHASE
If you land here, you have to pay $75 to the Bank. FREEMIUM PARKING
A player landing on this place does not receive any money, property or reward of any kind. This is just a "free" resting-place. DEADBEATING
(Missing a turn OR not posting actions)When a player doesn't post actions in the time given then he/she misses a turn and has to pay a fine of $10 to each other player. FINES **NEW**Players who do not follow the rules of the game will be charged a fine determined by the Department of Justice. The amount will be determined according to the crime committed and will be automatically deducted from player's cash. MISSING FUNDS
In case a player does not have enough cash to cover any required expenses the Bankers will automatically do the following actions (in order):
1. Auto-mortgage the lowest rental-value property(ies) that cover required costs.
2. Sell houses from lowest value property(ies) until enough cash is accumulated.
3. Sell hotels from lowest value property(ies) until enough cash is accumulated. NOTICE BOARD
This is a place where the Bankers will be putting up notices about different purchase & sales offers from players. Players may come to trade-agreements privately but Bankers must be notified by both parties (PM) when agreements are finalized. QUESTIONS
Questions can be sent through PMs and they will be answered by PMs or posted in the forums and they will be answered there.
Any relevant points will be mentioned in our FAQ section on the first page.