This Is How You Win At Monopoly

Losing at Monopoly is one of the most painful experiences you can have in a board game. Winning Monopoly might be one of the most sustained and glorious.

How do you win? Well, VICE has a top ten tips for Monopoly thing, written by a Monopoly world champion. There's some solid advice in there.

A lot of the tips focus around psychological warfare: stay silent, don't betray your emotions. Typical poker style stuff. I was also extremely happy to hear that something I've been doing for decades is actually the right way to go...

8. Try to get the orange streets.

Statistically speaking, you have the highest chance of landing on these after you get out of jail, which is what makes the orange streets such a great buy. When players get out of jail they invariably land on one of the orange streets. So buy them!

Yes! I knew it. I absolutely knew it.

10 Essential Tips From A Monopoly World Champion [Vice]


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    When players get out of jail they invariably land on one of the orange streets.
    Probably, yes. Invariably, no. Man, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about, I don't think I can trust anything he says!

    Losing at Monopoly is one of the most painful experiences you can have in a board game. Winning Monopoly might be one of the most sustained and glorious.

    No. Just no. I know you're on a Twitter campaign to be wrong about everything but don't bring that shit in here. It's just not on.

    How to win at monopoly?
    1. Dont tell others how to win.
    2. Acquire the cheapest land just past go and build hotels. This allows you to bankrupt your rivals before they get to safety.
    3. Buy one of each of the more expensive property types to create safe landing zones for yourself and get hotels there quickly to drain the wealth of your rivals.

      I haven't played Monopoly in ages, but I'm pretty sure you can't build anything until you own all the properties of a colour...

    A strange game.
    The only winning move is not to play.

    My tactic is usually the reds & yellows. Anything else is a bonus

    My tactic is buy anything you can. Never elect to auction. Also, do deals with opponents by giving them a property to complete a set but agree that they will never charge you rent if you land on that set, thus neutralising the set for you, but not for others.

    My tactic is to be banker and steal money from the till.

    How to win at Monopoly: When the inevitable brawl finally breaks out, either have a really good hiding place in advance, the cops on speed-dial, or be particularly vicious and swift in your dirty-tactics fighting. Preparation is key in winning at Monopoly, so your story to the cops needs to be convincing and well-rehearsed.

      I prepare for all of my monopoly nights by hiding a shiv in the olive jar. No one goes for the olives.

    I've been alive for quite some time now. In that time, I've started many, many games of Monopoly.
    I've never played one through to completion. In fact, I'm not sure what even happens at the end of the game.
    In my mind, all the cards and money and that jumps across the table leaving trippy trails to land neatly in the box a la Windows Solitaire.

      Hahahahaha! That would be something.

    I find light blue to be particularly good. 750 and you have hotels. Not sure about not talking to anyone. I generally only play with friends and it would be weird to just sit there during a social game of monopoly...

      It's OK, the kind of person who feels it necessary to 'win' at Monopoly is pretty weird in the first place.

    Step 1: Cheat.
    Step 2: Accuse everyone else of cheating (because everyone definitely is).
    Step 3: Fistfight.
    Step 4: Never play Monopoly again.

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