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Hereford United £100

King's Cross Station £200

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Board Official Rules Instructions Create New Board FAQ

An Excel game by charlie jan

OFFICIAL RULES AS LAID DOWN BY PARKER BROTHERS

OBJECT...The object of the game is to become the wealthiest player through buying, renting and selling property. EQUIPMENT...The equipment consists of a board, 2 dice, tokens 32 houses and 12 hotels. There are Chance and Community Chest cards, a Title Deed card for each property and play money. PREPARATION...Place the board on a table and put the Chance and Community Chest cards face-down on their allotted spaces on th board. Each player chooses one token to represent him on his travels around the board. Each player is given £1500 divided as follows: 2 each of £500's, £100's and £50's; 6-£20's; 5 each of £10's, £5's and £1's. All remaining money and other equipment go to the Bank.

BANKER...Select as Banker a player who will also make a good Auctioneer. If the Banker plays in the game, he must keep his persona funds BANK...Besides theof the Bank. When more than five persons play, the Banker mayand hotels prior to purchase and Auctioneer. THE separate from those Bank's money, the Bank holds the Title Deed cards and houses elect to act only as Banker and use by the players. The Bank all taxes, fines, loans and interest, and the price of all properties which it sells and auctions.Deed cards; it sells houses The Bank collects pays salaries and bonuses. It sells and auctions properties and hands out their proper Title and hotels to the players and loans money when required on mortgages. The Bank never "goes broke". If the Bank runs out of money it may issue as much more as may be needed by merely writing on any ordinary paper.Starting with the Banker, each player in turn throws the dice. The player with the highest total starts the play. He places THE PLAY... his token on the corner marked "GO", throws thea2playerand moves his token in the direction of the properties,numberobliged to indicate According to the space which his token reaches, dice may be entitled to buy real estate or other arrow the -or be of spaces pay ren by the dice. After Chancecompleted his play, the turn "Go to Jail", etc. the left. The tokens remain on the spaces occupied and proceed to play passes to pay player draw a he has or Communitytoken as usual the sum of the two dice and is subject to any privileges or penalties pertaining to If a taxes, throws the player's next turn. Chest card, from that point on doubles he moves his Two or more tokens may rest on the same space at the same time. the space on which heplayer's token lands dice, he throws again and moves his by throw of the If a player throws doubles three times i "GO"...Each time a lands. Retaining the on or passes over "GO", whether token as before. dice or by drawing a card, the Bank succession, he moves his token immediately to the space marked "In Jail" (see JAIL). pays him £200 salary. only once each time around the board. If a player, passing "GO" on the throw of the dice, lands 2 spaces beyond However, £200 is paid on "Community Chest", or 7 spaces beyond itlands on an unowned property he may buy that GO", he collects £200 for passing "GO" th BUYING PROPERTY...Whenever a player on "Chance", and draws the card "Advance to property from the Bank at its printed price firstreceives the Title Deed cardreaching it the second time by instructionsin frontcard. for showing on the of him. He time and another £200the property it ownership and places it face-up to the highest bidder. The buyer pays to the Bank the amount If he does not wish to buy is sold at auction by the Banker the bid in cash and receivesplayer lands on card for that property. Any player, the owner the one who declined the option of buying the l PAYING RENT...When a the Title Deed property owned by another player including collects rent from him in accordance with it at the printedthe Title Deed card applying to it. at any price. may bid. Bidding may printed on price, mortgaged, no rent can start If the property is be collected. When a property is mortgaged its Title Deed card is placed face-down in front of the owner. It is an advantage to hold all the Title Deeds in a color-group (i.e.: Park Lane and Mayfair, - or Bow St, Marlborough St and Vine St) because the owneran advantage to have houses or hotels on properties becausethat color-group. This rule applies to unmortgaged It is even more of may then charge double rent for unimproved properties in rents are much higher than for unimproved properties. properties even if another property in that color-group is mortgaged. The owner may not collect his rent if he fails to ask for it before the second player following throws the dice. "CHANCE" and "COMMUNITY CHEST"...When a player lands on either of these spaces he takes the top card from the deck indicated,Out of Jail Free" card is held returns the and then returned to the bottom of the deck. If the player who draws it does not wish t The "Get follows the instructions and until used card face-down to the bottom of the deck. use it he may sell it, at any time, to another player at a price agreeable two options: he may estimate his tax at £200 and pay the Ban "INCOME TAX"...When a player lands on "Income Tax" he has to both. or he may pay 10% of which option he to the Bank. Hishe adds up his totalhis cash on hand, printed prices of mortgaged and The player must decide his total worth will take before total worth is all worth. unmortgaged properties and cost price of all buildings he owns. JAIL...A player lands in Jail when. . . (1.) his token lands on the space marked "Go to Jail"; (2.) he draws a card marked "Go to Jail"; (3.) hea playerdoublesto Jail times in succession. salary in that move since, regardless of where his token is on the board, he must When throws is sent three he cannot collect £200 move it directly into Jail. Jail" but in turnordinary course of play lands on that space, he is "Just Visiting", incurs no penalty, and moves If a player is not "sent to A player's the ends when he is sent to Jail. ahead in the usualof Jail by... (1.) next turn. doubles on any of his next three turns. If he succeeds in doing this he immediately moves A player gets out manner on his throwing forward the number of spaces shownby his third turnthrow. Even though he hasHe then doubles he Jail and immediately moves forward If the player does not throw doubles by his doubles he must pay the £50 fine. thrown gets out of does not take another turn; (2.) using the "Get Out of Jail Free" card if hethrow. (3.) purchasing the "Get Out of Jail Free" card from another player and playing it; (4.) paying has it; the number of spacesJail, a player may buy or sell property, buy or sell houses and hotels and collect rents. shown by Even though he is inhe rolls the his on either of his next two turns a fine of £50 before dice FREE PARKING...A player landing on this space does not receive any money, property or reward of any kind. This is just a "free" resting place. HOUSES...When a player owns all the properties in a color group he may buy houses from the Bank and erect them on those propertie If he buys one house, he may put it on any one of those properties. The next house he buys must be erected on one of the unimproved properties he mustor any other complete color-group he may his Title Deed card for the property on which he erects the house. The price of this pay the Bank for each house is shown on own. The owner can still collect double rent from an opponent who lands on the unimproved properties of his complete color-group. Following the above rules, a player may buy and erect at any time as many houses as his judgment and financial standing will allow. Bu he must build evenly (i.e.: he cannot erect more thanevenly if he sells houses back toof any color-group until he has built one house on As a player builds evenly, he must also break down one house on any one property the Bank (SEE SELLING PROPERTY). every property of that group. He may then begin on the second row of houses, and so on, up to a limit of four houses to a property. For HOTELS...When a player has houses on one each property of complete color-group, he property a that from the example, he cannot build three four houses on property if he hasaonly one house on another may buy ofhotel group.). Bank and erect it o any property SHORTAGE...When the Bankthe four houses to sell, players wishing toBank and pays the price for the hotel as shown on BUILDING of that color-group. He returns has no houses from that property to the build must wait for some player to turn back or to the Title Deed card. Only one hotel may be If there on any one property. of houses and hotels available, and two or more players wish t sell his houses to the Bank before building. erected areRailways and utilities (but not buildings) may be sold to any player as a SELLING PROPERTY... Unimproved properties, a limited number buy more than the Bank has, the houses or hotels mustcansold at auction to the highest can be sold to another player if buildings are private and hotels may be sold back to the the owner be get. However,the price paid bidder. Houses transaction for any amount that Bank at any time for one-half no property for them. standing on any properties of that color-group. Any buildings so located must be sold back to the Bank before the owner can se All houses on one color-group must be sold one by one, evenly, in reverse of the manner in which they were erected. any property of that color-group. All hotels on one color-group may be sold at once. Or they may be sold one house at a time (one hotel equals five houses), evenly, in reverse of the manner in which they were erected. MORTGAGES...Unimproved properties can be mortgaged through the Bank at any time. Before an improved property can be mortgaged all the buildings mortgagedproperties of its color-group must be sold back to the Bank at half price. The mortgage group.is No rent can be collected on on all the properties or utilities, but rent can be collected on unmortgaged properties in the same value printed on each Title Deed card. In order to lift the mortgage, the owner must pay the Bank the amount of the mortgage plus 10% interest. When all the properties of a color-groupwho no longer mortgagedretains possession of itto buy back houses at fullsecure it by lifting the mortgage from the Bank. The player are mortgages property the owner may begin and no other player may price. However, the owner may sell this mortgaged property to another player at any agreed price. The new owner may lift the mortgage at once, if he wishes, by paying off the mortgage plus 10% interest to the Bank. If he does not lift the mortgage at once he must pay the Bank 10% interest when he buys the property and if he lifts the mortgage later he must pay an additional 10% interest as well as the amount of the mortgage to the Bank.

BANKRUPTCY...A player is bankrupt when he owes more than he can pay either to another player or to the Bank. If his debt is to another a playerhe must turn over to that player allplayer, moreof value and retire from the game. In making this settlement, if he owns Should player, owe the Bank, instead of another that he has than he can pay (because of taxes or penalties) even by selling his houses or and mortgaging return these to the Bank in exchange for money Bank. In this of one-half the immediately for themauction all extent amount paid sells by buildings hotels, he must property, only be loaned to aall his assets toBankto thethen only by mortgaging property. No player and this ca turn over MISCELLANEOUS...Money can he must property heplayer by the the and over case, the Bank may borrow is given to the creditor. If buildings. A bankrupt player must immediately retire from to his creditor but the newleft in the gameonce pay also turns this property propertylend money to another player. so taken, except he has mortgaged the game. The last player owner must at wins. from or the Bank the amount of interest on the loan, which is 10% of the value of the property. After the new owner does this, he may, at his option, pay the principal or hold the property until some later turn at which time he may lift the mortgage. If he holds property in this way until a later turn, he must pay the interest again when he lifts the mortgage.

xlMonopoly
Instructions for the Excel version of the game
Board Official Rules Instructions Create New Board FAQ General Play

1) Click New Game to begin a new game; otherwise state of play from the previous game will rem immediately resumed

2) Click Roll Dice to roll the dice for player 1 (you). The dice will be rolled and the counter (the blu will move automatically.

3) Depending on the property landed upon, you may be asked if you want to buy the Property, o player 2, take a card, pay a fine or go to Jail. If you have the cash available, Fines and Rent will automatically from your cash total in the bottom LH corner.

4) When ready, click the Roll Dice button again to roll the dice for player 2. Player 2's counter (lim automatically. Upon landing on his destination, Player 2 will also make purchasing decisions or p Player 2 will also consider house buying and mortgaging decisions.

5) Upon completion of Player 2's turn, control will return to you. You can again make any house, decisions. When ready, click the play button to roll the dice for your move.

Mortgaging Property

When Player 1 is active, you have the opportunity to mortgage any undeveloped property you ow toolbar to display the mortgaging form

Select you property you wish to Mortgage from the drop-down box. The Mortgage value of that p Click OK to complete the mortgage.

If you have any properties that have been mortgaged, you can choose to Unmortgage them. Clic and select the property from the dropdown box. The cost of mortgaging is calculated at 110% of the property.

Buying Houses

Once you own a complete colour group, you can begin to develop properties in the group. Click B to display the Buy/Sell House form

Select the property you want to build on from the dropdown list. The cost of building the house is build a house if the number of houses on that property is greater than the minimum number of ho that group. You cannot buy a house if the cost exceeds your cash level; you will need to raise fu selling first. Click Buy to complete the house purchase. (If only it were that simple in real life!)

Occasionally, after a house purchase, some properties that were unimprovable when the form w improveable. Click done and then Buy House again to re-load the form.

Deals

When Player 1 and Player 2 both own property, you can offer to swap a property you own for on also either ask for or offer cash to even up the value of the deal. Click Offer Deal to show the De

Select the Player 2 property you want (St Charles Place in the example) from the top dropdown, offering to swap for it in the bottom dropdown.

If the property you are bidding for is more valuable than the property you are offering, then you a if you offer cash in addition. Enter the cash amount that you are offering to pay into the BOTTOM offering to swap a property of higher value, then you can ask for cash from player 2 to even up th Note that if a value is entered in one of the cash boxes, it must be cleared before you can enter a

Create New Board

It's now possible to create new boards based around any place names or otherwise that you like on the menu and get to this sheet:

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Follow these steps to create a new board. 1) Enter a name and Currency for the board 2) Enter the full name of each property. 3) Click the 'Copy Names across' button. This will copy the full names to the display names cells

4) Adjust the display names so that the name fits the Property header box. Activate the cell and t tester, allowing you to check that the name is short enough 5) Click the 'Add sheet' button to create the new board. If you have not filled all the fields, and er to do so. 6) Return to the Board via the hyperlink and play the game

Note. This feature has not been exhaustively test and it is likely that supplying names with specia cause an error. Note for bored hackers: You've tried SQL injection - now try formula injection! En names will give some strange results.

Notes

The card packs are shuffled randomly at the beginning of the game. Get out of jail free cards, if t in the pack. However, once used, they return to their original pack position and not to the bottom than I felt the difference was worth

Income tax, as stated in the rules, can be either £200 or 10% of total assets. To simplify this, the will automatically be deducted. Furthermore, total assets are calculated as the sale or mortgage houses and property, not face value as stated in the rules. for the property than their current c When purchasing property, the player is allowed to pay more more for the property, then the Debt decision screen appears, and the player sells assets (not in being purchased) to pay their debt. The computer opponent also has the ability to do this. The computer opponent has no more information than the player. It does not anticipate the dice community chest card values.

Note for the US edition:

The version I coded originally used London place names and Sterling (£) signs throughout the ga of tribute to the game's origins, I thought that I could make the whole game convertible to the Atl Superficially, I achieved this by a little research into the US property names. Since the face value identical to the UK version, I assumed all other prices were equal and applied no scaling factor inaccurate for certain aspects.

An Excel game by charlie jans

rom the previous game will remain intact and can be rolled and the counter (the blue highlighted property)

ou want to buy the Property, or have to pay Rent to available, Fines and Rent will be deducted

player 2. Player 2's counter (lime green) will also move ake purchasing decisions or pay rent etc. At this time, .

ou can again make any house, mortgaging or deal r move.

undeveloped property you own. Click Mortgage in the

. The Mortgage value of that property is displayed.

ose to Unmortgage them. Click on the unmortgage tab, aging is calculated at 110% of the mortgage value of

properties in the group. Click Buy House in the toolbar

e cost of building the house is displayed. You cannot han the minimum number of houses on any property on level; you will need to raise funds from mortgaging or

ple in real life!)

nimprovable when the form was loaded become orm.

wap a property you own for one Player 2 owns. You can lick Offer Deal to show the Deal form:

mple) from the top dropdown, and the property you are

ty you are offering, then you are more likely to succeed fering to pay into the BOTTOM box. Similarly, if you are ash from player 2 to even up then deal. cleared before you can enter a value into the other.

mes or otherwise that you like. Click 'Create new board'

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der box. Activate the cell and the text will appear in the not filled all the fields, and error message will ask you

at supplying names with special characters like " or ( will - now try formula injection! Entering Excel formulae as

e. Get out of jail free cards, if turned up, do not remain position and not to the bottom. This saved more coding

tal assets. To simplify this, the lower of these two sums lated as the sale or mortgage value of all money, e property than their current cash total. If the does pay the player sells assets (not including the property as the ability to do this. t does not anticipate the dice total or chance or

ing (£) signs throughout the game. However, as a kind ole game convertible to the Atlantic city names. y names. Since the face values of property were and applied no scaling factor - possible this is

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xlMonopoly FAQ
Board Official Rules Instructions Create New Board FAQ
Q: How long did the game take to build?

A: The first version took about 4 weeks of coding. I didn't have a job at the time, so I was able to After that, I then got a job and the second version was put on significant hold. In all, I'd guess I've hours designing, testing and playing the game Q: I've spotted a mistake / The game's given me an error message. What can I do?

A: Let me know about it. If you can email a description of the problem, and the error message if t can fix it of rthe next version. If you're a VBA programmer and want to fix it yourself, drop me a li password. My email address is charles_jans@yahoo.co.uk Q: Why do the colors of the property banner cells sometimes disappear?

A: No idea at all. The code never changes those cells, and there's no conditional formatting on a a mystery why they sometimes lose their color. Q: What will be in the next version?

A: If it happens, the ability to play other people over a LAN, multiple opponents, difficulty levels, a of. Realistically, this may be a while coming, if ever. Q: Why did you decide to do this?

A: I was sitting in a backpackers hostel in Seattle, wondering what to do. I remembered how I lov when I was younger, thinking that I'd like a game right now. This led me on to thinking that the ga excel, and I began to think how it might be done. The first version was sketched out in my notepa stayed roughly the same. Q: How does the game work?

A: Roughly, there's a flow of events leading from the click of the roll dice button that is roughly su flowchart below. Decisions such as Player 2 buying houses have their own separate and fairly de majority of the difficult calculation (such as working out rent) is done by worksheet formula. VBA and user input.

Roll Dice

Auto?

Auto HB Dec

Roll dice

Is double?

3rd time?

In Jail

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Show Form Chang e Money Pay fine

Play card

Roll

Double?

3 in a row?

Go to Jail

Auto?

Auto HB Dec

Roll dice

Is double?

3rd time?

In Jail

Check Card

Show Form Chang e Money Pay fine

Play card

Roll

Double?

3 in a row?

Go to Jail

Move Counter

Available?

Op owns?

Tax?

Buy? Calc Rent

Auction

Calc tax

Get P1 Price

Get P2 Price

Mort Prop Buy Property

Sell Hous e

Chang e Money

P1>P2?

House/ Prop Opp Buys

Show Form

In debt?

Q: Who are you? A: I'm an economics consultant currently living in Oxford, UK.

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b at the time, so I was able to spend a lot of time on it. ficant hold. In all, I'd guess I've spend north of 200

sage. What can I do?

em, and the error message if there is one, then maybe I t to fix it yourself, drop me a line and I'll send you the

disappear?

no conditional formatting on any of them, so it's a bit of

e opponents, difficulty levels, and anything else I think

to do. I remembered how I loved playing monopoly d me on to thinking that the game could be done in was sketched out in my notepad. The board design has

ll dice button that is roughly summarised in the heir own separate and fairly detailed processes. The e by worksheet formula. VBA takes care of the flow

3rd time?

Pay fine

3rd time?

Pay fine

Op owns?

Tax?

Card?

Jail?

Calc Rent

Calc tax

Display Card

Move?

Chang e Money

Cash?

Jail

Show Form

In debt?

Allocate Card

Finish

xlMonopoly
Create Your Own Board
Board Official Rules Instructions Create New Board FAQ
Field Board name Currency Symbol Board Spaces GO Torquay United Community Chest Forest Green Income Tax King's Cross Station Hereford United Chance Hull City Newcastle United Just Visiting Sunderland AFC Electric Company Oldham Athletic West Brom Marylebone Station West Ham Community Chest Stoke City Aston Villa Free Parking Scunthorpe United Chance Tranmere Rovers Burnley Fc Liverpool Street Station Everton Fc Liverpool FC Water Works Arsenal Insert New Value Football teams £ Full Name
eg North Carolina Avenue

Go Torquay United Community Chest Forest Green Income Tax King's Cross Station Hereford United Chance Hull City Newcastle United Vistors center Sunderland AFC 7-Eleven Oldham Athletic West Brom Gare du Nord West Ham Community Chest Stoke City Aston Villa Free Parking Scunthorpe United Chance Tranmere Rovers Burnley Fc Liverpool Street Station Everton Fc Liverpool FC Water Works Arsenal

Go To Jail Leeds United Man Utd Community Chest Chelsea Fc Fenchurch Street Station Chance Hartlepool United Fa Head Quarters Man City

Go To Jail Leeds United Manchester United Community Chest Chelsea Fenchurch Street Station Chance Hartlepool United Fa Head Quarters Manchester City

Remaining fields:

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An Excel game by charlie jans Add Board (2 left)

Abreviated name for display
eg N Carl'na Avenue

Tester (check name fits neatly in box) Go

Go Torquay United Community Chest Forest Green Income Tax King's Cross Station Hereford United Chance Hull City Newcastle United Vistors center Sunderland AFC 7-Eleven Oldham Athletic West Brom Gare du Nord West Ham Community Chest Stoke City Aston Villa Free Parking Scunthorpe United Chance Tranmere Rovers Burnley Fc Liverpool Street Station Everton Fc Liverpool FC Water Works Arsenal

Copy Names Across

Go To Jail Leeds United Manchester United Community Chest Chelsea Fenchurch Street Station Chance Hartlepool United Fa Head Quarters Manchester City

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