Game variants and history of Monopoly

Variants of the game rules that do not come from the Monopoly manufacturer:

All Monopoly variants listed here are not part of the official rules and are only used sporadically as required. However, it is possible to make a mixture out of it for your own needs.

Monopoly game rules variants

  1. The auction is waived if a player does not acquire a property upon entering. The second one who reaches it through the dice has the option to buy it.
  2. Money that has to be paid is deferred. This allows you to enjoy Monopoly for a longer period of time.
  3. You can also lend money and charge an interest rate for it.
  4. There are also variants in which the full price is refunded for returned houses and hotels.
  5. You can also swap individual streets or groups of streets among the players, sometimes without returning the houses and hotels on them to the bank.
  6. With Monopoly you can also agree that you do not have to pay rent when you enter a certain street. At Monopoly, this happens as part of an exchange transaction.
  7. Some players waive the 10% interest on mortgages.
  8. All payments to be made to the bank are not collected by the bank, but are collected in the middle of the playing field and distributed to whoever reaches the “free parking” field first.
  9. There are also Monopoly variants in which the player who buys a street of one color has priority over the other streets of that color. This makes the game faster because you build a monopoly faster and you restrict trade.
  10. Other Monopoly players allow houses to be built before you have all streets of one color.
  11. If a player enters someone else’s property and has a double, he does not have to pay rent in this Monopoly variant.
  12. There is also a Monopoly variant in which you are rewarded for the third double or have to pay to the other players instead of going to jail. You then get the reward either from the bank or from the other players.

History of Monopoly:

Monopoly was invented in 1904 by Elizabeth Maggy Phillips under the name “the landlords game”. There was a time when Charles Darrow, who sold Monopoly to the Parker Brothers, was considered the inventor. However, a legal battle in the 1870s finally resolved this issue. Charles Darrow had claimed he invented it himself in the 1930s because of unemployment during the Great Depression. This was not true. Darrow and Phillips patents are owned by the Parker Brothers, now part of Hasbro.

The confusion about the authorship stems from the fact that many versions of Monopoly were already circulating in most gaming circles at that time. Only these had other names such as “Finance” or “the atlantic city board”. In the early thirties, Darrow kept trying to sell the game, but none of the game makers responded to him. You didn’t see the potential of Monopoly. The Parker Brothers, who initially had no interest, then got into the game in 1935 when Charles Darrow was able to show initial marketing successes. In 1936, Parker suspended production due to declining sales, which mysteriously led to an immediate surge in demand. After that, Monopoly was unstoppable.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top Downloads