Monopoly is usually played between 2 to 8 people, making it a good choice regardless of how big or small the group is.
The Number of Players in Monopoly
The ideal number of people to play Monopoly is between 2 to 6. However, it is quite possible to increase the number of players to 8 even if it makes the game last longer and some players may be quickly eliminated for not having enough assets.
Regardless of the number of players, the rules do not change, nor does the amount of money given at the start of the game and for each action.
Can I Play Monopoly Alone?
We’re often asked this question. Unfortunately, this game doesn’t seem suitable for playing alone. Nonetheless, if you find a funny solution to this problem, do not hesitate to propose it in the comments.??
- The more players there are, the more interesting it is to be aggressive in buying properties because you’d have more chances of a player landing on them and paying you rent.
- Do not hesitate to mortgage certain properties to build others, especially if there are a lot of players because having an additional house can strongly increase the rent.
- Avoid selling a house to an opponent who already has three houses, because it will greatly increase the price you pay each time you land on one of the four houses.
- Be wise as to which properties you buy: It is better to have just two color sets, one of which is built up to the hotels, than to have many separate properties.
- To maximize your chances of winning, try to make sure that the overall value of your properties has higher earning potential than your competitors. Meaning that if a player landed on all of your properties they will pay you more than if you landed on all of theirs.
Variations for Playing With a Large Group
You can add more players by reducing the number of banknotes distributed at the start of the game. You can also reduce the number of houses possible on a complete color set (i.e. instead of 4 houses on a color set, it will only be possible to build 2 or 3 without the possibility of building any hotels).