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About This Quiz
Monopoly, one of the world's most popular board games, is available in 111 countries and in 43 different languages. It has a complex set of original rules, as well as a number of common player-created rules (otherwise known as house rules). How well do you know them -- and how effectively does your family break them? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.
As of 2012, how many Monopoly games had been sold around the world?
According to Hasbro, as of 2012 more than 275 million copies of Monopoly had been sold worldwide.
How many hotels can a player buy for a Monopoly property when playing by the game's official rules?
Although Monopoly's original rules state that each property can only have one hotel, a popular house rule allows players to own multiple hotels on a property. The idea is to create a building shortage and make it too expensive for opponents to pay rent when they land on a multi-hotel property that is owned by another player.
Normally, players pass Go and collect $200. However, when using a house rule that mimics inflation, players pass Go and collect $400, which may sound like a good idea but actually injects too much cash into the game.
What benefit is created by the house rule that allows players to start play at different corners of the board?
It makes the game go faster.
It lets one player buy the good properties.
It levels the playing field.
When players are allowed to stagger their starting points by making their initial moves from corners other than Go, it levels the playing field by offering more equal access to properties. Under the standard rules, the last couple players to start may encounter properties already purchased by the players who went previously.