Much of the game of Monopoly revolves around the roll of
the dice. However, strategy is also a very large part of the
game. Below are a few of the many advantageous tips for Monopoly Strategy:
- There are only 32 houses and 12 hotels. Create a
shortage when it will be to your advantage to have other
players be unable to build.
- Keep track of which cards have been played for both
the Community Chest and Chance cards.
- Know the odds of rolling the dice.
- Players have the highest probability of rolling
either sevens or doubles.
- Typically, a player can travel around the game board
once every five to six rolls of the dice.
- Jail, Illinois Avenue, New York Avenue, GO, Reading
Railroad and the B&O Railroad squares are landed on by
players more than any other squares in the game of
- Mediterranean Avenue and Baltic Avenue are the
properties that players land on the least.
- Red and orange properties have a high probability of
being landed on.
- Keep track of the amount of money each player has –
it will become useful information in the event of an
- Divide other players’ un-mortgaged properties by 7
to figure out approximately how many properties they
will collect rent from during one time around the game
board. For example, if other players own a total of 11
properties, you will probably land on 1.6 (round up to
2) of those properties when you travel around the board.
- Buy any property where the following is true:
1. You are the first player to own a property in that
2. You will own a second or third property of that
3. You can stop another player from controlling a
4. The property is from the orange color-group.
5. You can make a better trade for other properties.
- When you are required to pay income tax consider the
following: Pay 10% of your assets if you have gone
around the board less than three times; or, pay 10% if
heavy rents were collected from you and you believe your
assets are less than $2000. Otherwise pay the flat rate
- If you are in Jail and the game has just begun, pay
$50 to get out of Jail early – otherwise un-owned and
undeveloped properties will become too scarce.
- Once the majority of the properties are owned, being
in Jail will prevent you from paying rent – if you go
there, stay there.
- Build houses and hotels as soon as you own a
- Build if you can bankrupt an opponent late in the
- Build on the most expensive property of a given
color-group first (you can collect higher rent that
- Focus on building hotels on the low rent properties.
- If houses are not available for others to build,
never sell houses to upgrade to a hotel if it means that
an opponent will be able to develop a high rent
- Mortgage single properties first (ones where you
only own one card out of a color-group).
- When mortgaging properties, do so in the following
1. Properties in the closest proximity to the GO square,
on the cheap side of the board.
2. A lone utility.
3. A lone railroad.
4. Other utilities. These should be the last to go
because they are great ways to earn money.
- Mortgage Illinois Avenue last because players land
on it more often than other squares.
- Lift mortgages in the reverse order that they were
mortgaged and only if you can afford to do so.
- Never let a player slip out of your grip If you are
ahead and have a chance to bankrupt that player. You may
not have that chance again.