Questions about the game Monopoly, any board design in any language. Questions about electronic versions of the game may be directed here as a second category, but would be more appropriately placed in a Video Games category.
Asked in Business & Finance, Economics, Monopoly (game)
Why are monopolies generally not permitted?
Monopolies are generally not permitted because if one company has control of an entire sector of the market they will have the ability to raise their prices extremely high, and everyone would be forced to pay that price because they have nowhere else to go for the service or product. Basically it is unfair for the customers.
Asked in New York Yankees, Monopoly (game), Scrabble
When does a game of Scrabble end?
A game of Scrabble ends when all the letter pieces to be distributed among the players have run out and the remaining letters (the last letters the players have) cannot be used in forming new words. Or, when a player uses all of his/her letters, you finish the round. Whoever has the most points wins. Or when after 6 successive turns of zero scores (i.e. exchanges, passes or successful challenges.)
Where can you download the free version of Nero 7?
Value of a snap on tools monopoly game set unopened?
Asked in Monopoly (game)
What are the names of the red monopoly properties?
Asked in Inventions, Board Games, Monopoly (game)
Who invented Monopoly?
Elizabeth Magie invented THE LANDLORD'S GAME-the game that eventually became Monopoly-in 1904. Ms. Magie, a devotee of Henry George's principles of economics, devised a game to teach the benefits of the Single Tax concept and sought to point out the folly of a system of property ownership in which all players attempt to become "monarch of the world." The game was even adapted for teaching economics at various schools, including Columbia University where the gameboard took on New York City street names. The game became a popular folk game at college campuses around the country, and the name "MONOPOLY" was ascribed to it sometime after 1910. However, through the passage of time, the game lost its original intent-the part of the game teaching the Single Tax system-and became the race for financial dominance that we know today. Charles Darrow, thought by many to be the inventor of MONOPOLY, actually learned about the game from a friend. He made his own games, copying the board from the Atlantic City version, and copyrighted it in 1933. His only claim to fame is that he offered the game-as his own-to Parker Brothers. After Parker originally rejected the game, Darrow printed and sold MONOPOLY on his own and had some success with it; George Parker then reconsidered his decision, bought the rights from Darrow, and began manufacturing it in 1935. Other well known games, including Parker's FINANCE and FINANCE AND FORTUNE, Milton Bradly's EASY MONEY, and Transogram's BIG BUSINESS, were all derived from THE LANDLORD'S GAME of Elizabeth Magie Phillips (her married name by the time these games were produced). In fact, some of these games share the same patent number given to Ms. Phillips for the revised 1924 version of her game. Parker Brothers touted Ms. Phillips as "the famous inventor" of other Parker games, but the company credited Ms. Phillips as the inventor of MONOPOLY only up until her patent expired. For more detailed information: The Billion Dollar Monopoly Swindle by Ralph Anspach; Palo Alto, CA: American Printing, 1998. Traces the history of MONOPOLY to its roots as a folk game and discusses the legal battles Anspach faced with Parker Bros. over his invention of ANTI-MONOPOLY. Americanopoly: America as Seen Through Its Games by Bruce Whitehill, La-Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland: Musée Suisse du Jeu (Swiss Museum of Games), 2004. A history of America as viewed by the games it produced. Chronological entries and timeline, along with thematic chapters on such areas as Social Issues, Ethnic Games, Sports, Television, Politics and so on. "Who Invented Monopoly?" by Willard Allphin, Games & Puzzles (London), March 1975; a detailed account of the history of MONOPOLY, commonly attributed to Charles Darrow, comparing the game with THE LANDLORD'S GAME, patented in 1904 by Elizabeth Magie Phillips; the article includes a reply (and refutation) from the Vice President of Marketing at Parker Brothers.
Can you disconnect the supercharger in your 1998 park avenue?
The Supercharger can be disconnected. My 1998 Ultra had a pulley lockup which caused the belt to come off. I pulled the intact supercharger belt out of the way of moving parts till I had a chance to work on it. A few months later I replaced the pulley and belt, which required raising the engine, pulling bolts out of the motor mount, and weaving the belt into place. I'm not sure it was worth the effort. The car runs very good without boost, for most driving. I continued to use premium fuel, of course. One could just cut the belt off and drive without the supercharger, if desired. So there you have it. P.S. go to Discussion for more tips.
Asked in Monopoly (game)
How much is rent on park place and boardwalk in monopoly?
Where is the flasher on a 1997 Park Avenue?
Asked in Harry Potter, Monopoly (game)
Should you use paper coins for galleons or monopoly money for Harry Potter monopoly?
Asked in Economics, Monopoly (game)
What is the defining characteristics of pure monopoly?
What is the value of a 40-45 year old Monopoly set in a wooden case?
1) It should be complete with nothing missing for starters. "Mint in Box" is the ultimate in antique and collectible quality. Rarity pushes the price to the stratosphere. Most items in the 40-45 year age range are not worth much yet unless extremely rare. 2) Take it to a local antique/collectibles dealer or two (those who specialize in old toys and games) and have them give you an estimate of the value. Do not sell it to them yet. Many will give you a low estimate and buy it from you then sell it to someone (who is looking for such items and has the word out they are looking) and make a nice profit. 3) There are books that list "current values" of such items. Check local libraries, bookstores, and collectors/dealers. 4) Wait until "Antiques Roadshow" comes to town or an area dealer/auction house has an appraisal day. Go to it and take your set. 5) If it has been in your family, use it and take care of it as it has much more sentimental value than monetary value. Pass it on to your family.
Asked in Cheat Codes, Monopoly (game), Poker
How much money do you distribute to each player in Monopoly?
According to my Monopoly rules, each player gets $1500 like this: 2 - $500 bills 2 - $100 bills 2 - $50 bills 6 - $20 bills 5 - $10 bills 5 - $5 bills 5 - $1 bills Happy playing! Here it goes: £1,500. Five £1 notes, one £5, two £10, one £20, one £50, four £100 and two £500. When playing Mega Monopoly, add one £1000 to the notes above.
Asked in Monopoly (game)
If in Monopoly you are in jail do you collect rent?
Asked in Board Games, Monopoly (game)
What are the most expensive properties in Monopoly?
The most expensive places in Monopoly are always the one right before start (so last). They are usually dark blue in color, but depending on the Monopoly edition, the names vary. In a standard Monopoly game set, the most expensive properties are on the west side (with the GO square being on the top left) being Pacific Avenue ($300), North Carolina Avenue ($300), Pennsylvania Avenue ($320), Park Place ($350) and Boardwalk ($400). With a hotel, Pacific and No. Carolina Avenue charge $1100 to anyone who lands on them, Pennsylvania charges $1200, Park Place charges $1500 and Boardwalk charges $2000.