The right way to play Monopoly

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How do you win Monopoly? And how do you keep it fun at the same time?


Is there a right way to play Monopoly?

Brian Valentine takes a stab at the answer — he was the United States representative to the 2015 World Monopoly championships, where he earned a third-place finish. As the above video shows, playing Monopoly right involves learning the rules all over again, processing key strategies, and, above all, valuing the people you play it with.

Valentine shares his knowledge about probability heat maps that show the likelihood of landing on a certain space, nuances of gameplay around houses and hotels, and even a few tips on making games fun instead of rancorous.

Further reading
There are tons of articles that break down the math of Monopoly. While it’s not the only ingredient to playing Monopoly right, it’s an important one. This Business Insider article by Walt Hickey is a great primer, and this Thrillist article by Daisy Barringer gives you even more tips.


If you really want to go deep on Monopoly championships, check out the Fandom history, including Valentine’s appearance in 2015.


Most top Monopoly players follow in the footsteps of Philip Orbanes, who’s written a few Monopoly books, including this guide. His general board game history book, The Game Makers, is a fun read (but not really about gameplay strategy).




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The only time when anyone ever read the instructions is when there was an argument.

Author — Mastar Animations

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"What is the right way to play Monopoly?"

Me: You either clap or get clapped. Simple as that.

Author — Bean

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Whenever me and my friends play we end up haggling and doing something like, "I'll let you off on rent this once but you have to give me half price for the next 3 properties I land on"

Author — Raiven Skye

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I’m disappointed that the answer wasn’t to Have the proletariat rise up against the bourgeoisie and seize the means of production.

Author — Kth77

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"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." Plato.

So true.

Author — jake_run

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If it doesn't destroy friendships
then you're playing Monopoly wrong

Author — Duchi

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Title: The right way to play monopoly
Video: Doesn't even mention about mortgage rules and all.

Author — Shoeib Shargo

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*Next:* The right way to play Snakes and Ladders
**_Brings out real snakes and real ladders_**

Author — JPL Toy Experience

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Vox: How to play monopoly correctly: Me, an intellectual: Robs the banker.

Author — DanteFerno

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I dont remember any 'true'
winner in my longlife game on playing monopoly, we just decided the winner is the one have most money when we are bored

Author — Oyama Toayei

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“How do you play Monopoly correctly?”
“With honor.”

Me: Laughs in capitalism.

Author — Andrew Gutmann

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My family: NOOO YOU CAN'T JUST BUY EVERYTHING AND PUT HOTELS ON THEM TO TAKE ALL OUR MONEY AWAY

Me: Haha money go cha-ching

Author — Kritiko

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"How do you play monopoly?"

Me: By making up the rules as we go, going broke, attempting to cheat, asking why we've been playing for six hours and then finally frustratingly overthrowing the board.

Author — Caffeinated Nation

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The real question is: has anyone finished a full game of monopoly (without cheating)?

Author — Kevin Tate

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He: What is the right way to play Monopoly?
Me: "Execute Order 66"

Author — Bu

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The only way monopoly games end is with tears and broken friendships.

Author — Pinky Pie

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The video no one asked for, but everyone secretly wanted.

Author — Jack M

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"I'm not playing a game where the whole point is to pay rent."

Author — qopoy dnon

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Huh, I'm from australia and there's no such thing as boardwalk in our standard version, it's all english places, always thought they were the same in every country but apparently not.

Author — Weaty

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0:30 I actually had Mr. Valentine as a science teacher back in 8th grade, just graduated high school. Time really does fly by

Author — Moaied