What is your Monopoly strategy?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. chasemillis profile image78
    chasemillisposted 7 years ago

    What is your Monopoly strategy?

    I'm just kind of curious. I like to gather the cheap group of three lands (can't remember the name), mortage everything to buy houses, and hope they land on one of my places. What about you??

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    I buy anything and everything I can afford.  I think the cheapies are Baltic, Mediterranian and one more, can't remember. It's a great game that rewards you for owning property--love it.  Have you played the computer version?  It's fun, don't need anyone else to play.

  3. mcrawford76 profile image83
    mcrawford76posted 7 years ago

    I gather as much as I can in the 1st half of the board. Beyond that I try to take one of each group (to prevent other monopolies). I will usually auction off any 2nd or 3rd I land on in the grouping of the more expensive properties to extract more money for the properties from players, or if I have spare cash I may buy them and trade for something on the cheaper half of the board. Then I quckly build to at least 3 houses per monopoly (mortgaging others if necessary).Beyond that I prefer to stay away from the utilites, using them for little more than trade value. I also have the tendancy of using up all the houses and only building when I can re-use the houses on other properties preventing anyone else from building.
    I know it sounds like a lot, but my family and I play Monopoly pretty frequently, and I don't lose very often.

  4. MysteryPlanet profile image61
    MysteryPlanetposted 7 years ago

    My strategy is to be ruthless and to buy everything I hit. Even if I have to mortgage something I generally buy everything I land on that is unowned and I put as much money as I can into houses and hotels. I may have to mortgage a few things to pay a rental fee but that, and more, quickly comes back.

  5. Matt in Jax profile image66
    Matt in Jaxposted 7 years ago

    I like getting either the light blues, oranges, and reds or getting the yellows, purples, and greens.

  6. Akbok profile image91
    Akbokposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, similar to most of the other strategies here, I like to buy more or less everything I land on, and then go for a shrewd trading strategy a little bit later.  If you can snag Boardwalk or Park place, you more or less have a free trade for any other property (or properties) on the board.  Any true monopoly strategist knows that owning BW and PP isn't a guaranteed victory.  But to sum it up, doing good property trades is the best way to win.

  7. 61MT profile image40
    61MTposted 7 years ago

    It depends on how I start off, but I try to get the easy monopolies.  The little money will build up quickly.

  8. stestifie profile image69
    stestifieposted 7 years ago

    I always try buying the railroads and green/orange ones first. And I am always the banker playing Monopoly so I don't miss anything!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)