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Tiger Electronics, Inc.
Tiger Electronics, Inc.
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Based on the classic board game of the same name, Monopoly for the game.com lets up to six gamers compete to become the richest player while bankrupting all the other players. When it's your turn, you must roll the dice to determine how many spaces to move your token around the board. If you land on a property, you will be given the chance put it up for auction or buy it if it isn't already owned. You can also purchase railroads and utilities.
If you own all two or three properties in a particular group (such as Boardwalk and Park Place), you can begin building houses on them. After you have built four houses on one property, you can then upgrade to one hotel. When an opponent lands on your property, he or she must pay you rent. If you don't have enough money to purchase a property, you can raise cash by mortgaging property or selling houses or hotels. You can also attempt to trade properties with other players.
There are several non-property squares you may land on. These include Chance and Community Chest, which have you draw a card and follow the instructions, Go! which when landed on or passed will grant you money, and Tax, which insists that you pay the amount indicated. Other squares include Jail, Just Visiting and Free Parking. To get out of jail, you must roll doubles, pay $50 or use a "Get Out of Jail Free" card.
This version of Monopoly lets you turn on or off a number of options. These include the following: Short Game (in which players begin with several properties), Landing on Go Doubles Salary, Have Auctions for Properties (that are landed on and not bought), One Lap Required Before Purchasing, Infinite Buildings in Bank (as opposed to 32 houses and 12 hotels) and Transactions Allowed from Jail. You can also decide whether or not you want sound and animation.
You go bankrupt in Monopoly and thus forfeit the game if you owe rent to another player and lack the assets to pay. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide