Where is the best place to buy property on a Monopoly board & Why???

United States
April 18, 2007 10:06pm CST
Do you and your family play this game, have you ever??? .... I think it's a great way to teach kids about money and investing.
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@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I usually try to buy at least one of every property, solely to limit others from gaining the ability to build any sort of house/hotel. Most people go for railroads and utilities. Nice in the beginning, but a single hotel can amount to several payouts from a railroad (with all four in possession). Of course, the obvious answers are to gain Boardwalk and Park Place, and the green and yellow properties, but for survival, I still maintain that preventing others from gaining the ability to build is the most important. If you can get even one full set, when nobody else can build you can make a pretty good run in the game that way.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Sounds like you not only know what property to buy, but you have a game plan also. Ty 4/answer!
@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Board walk and park place. Because when someone lands on these a few times they are wiped out. I also like all the railroads and the Green places.
• United States
19 Apr 07
Yes, I can see you know what property to buy, that's some good buys there:-) Good answer.
@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
19 Apr 07
Yes we used to love playing this game as kids - except my sister used to try stealing from the bank when she could. It depends on what version you have - but I always think the dark blue (mayfair and park lane in my version) are the best to buy, having all the railway stations is good too. However I always try to get all of one colour and build hotels as quickly as I can. If I have one block with hotels and the other person has none then it's only a matter of time no matter where the block is. Scrabble is also a favourite of mine
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Yes, a persons best bet is to buy a set as quick as possible and build. I have a family member that we wont let near the bank also ....LMAO!!! Ty 4/answer:-)
@34momma (13891)
• United States
19 Apr 07
i really don't like this game. my son, he is always begging me to play. i didn't care for it as a child and i really don't like to play it now. i try to suck it up and play with my son every once in a green moon just so i don't have to hear him beg. it is a great lesson in investing and saving
• United States
19 Apr 07
I do remember the one time you did play, you were not any good. Thanks 4/answer!