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What is your Monopoly strategy?

  1. chasemillis profile image64
    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 image59
    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 image66
    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 image68
    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 image95
    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 image41
    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 image73
    stestifieposted 6 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!