Quadopoly

It's Monopoly4! Become the wealthiest player by buying, renting, and selling 4 times as much property.

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Players

2 or more people can play Quadopoly, but it probably won't be much fun unless you have at least 5 players.

Playing Time

Around 6 to 7 hours.

Equipment

To play Quadopoly, you will need four full Monopoly sets. It may also help for players to use larger, more noticeable tokens than the ones that come with Monopoly (since finding those small tokens on such a large board can be annoying).

The Base Rules

In all cases, unless otherwise specified, the rules for Monopoly apply. Even if you know how to play Monopoly, I strongly encourage you to read the official rules before playing Quadopoly. Most Monopoly players are quite surprised when they find out that the rules they know and love are actually a mishmash of house rules.

Setup

A
GO
D
GO
GO
B
GO
C

Place the four Monopoly boards on the table with the GO squares on each board all meeting in the middle. Label the boards, in counter-clockwise order, 'A', 'B', 'C', and 'D'.

B
TITLE DEED
MARVIN GARDENS
RENT $24.
With 1 House $ 120.
With 2 Houses 360.
With 3 Houses 850.
With 4 Houses 1025.
With HOTEL $1200.

Label all Title Deed cards from one Monopoly set with an 'A' in the top right corner. Do the same for the remaining Title Deed cards, using letters 'B', 'C', and 'D', so that there is a Title Deed card for each property on each board.

Shuffle all of the Community Chest cards from all four Monopoly sets together to form a single Community Chest draw pile. Shuffle all of the Chance cards from all four Monopoly sets together to form a single Chance draw pile.

Each player starts the game with $3000 and with his token on the GO square on board A.

A Chance
Park Place
Luxury Tax
Boardwalk
Community Chest GO
Baltic Avenue Mediter-ranean Avenue
Income Tax D
Baltic Avenue
Community Chest
Mediterranean Avenue
GO Luxury Tax
Boardwalk
Park Place Luxury Tax Boardwalk GO
B Mediterranean Avenue
Community Chest
Baltic Avenue
Income Tax
Reading Railroad
Oriental Avenue
GO Mediter-ranean Avenue Community Chest
Boardwalk C
Luxury Tax
Park Place
Chance
Short Line
Pennsylvania Avenue
Player is on Park Place (A). If he rolls a 9, he will move to Reading Railroad (B) and collect $200 for passing Go (A).

Movement

On an individual board, players move clockwise (just like in normal Monopoly). When a player comes to the end of a board, movement simply continues in a straight line onto the next board.

If your movement ends on a GO square, place your piece near the edge of the square in the direction your movement will continue on your next turn, just to avoid confusion later.

Go

Each time a player lands on or passes the first GO square encountered in a pass through two GO squares, that player receives $200. (Basically, you can only collect $200 once, not twice, when passing through the GO area in the middle, even though you will pass over two GO squares.)

Buying Property

The squares on the different boards are distinct properties. When a player buys a property, he receives the title deed card for the property on that particular board. Different players can own the same named property on different boards.

Chance and Community Chest

If a player is instructed to advance to a particular named square, he moves to the next one encountered when moving forward on the board.

Jail

If a player is sent to Jail (by landing on Go To Jail, drawing a Go To Jail card, or rolling doubles three consecutive times), he moves to the Jail on the board he is currently on.

A player who is in Jail cannot collect rent. If someone lands on a property owned by a player who is in Jail, the rent is ignored.

Houses and Hotels

The color groups on the different boards are distinct. So, there are 8 color groups on each board, and 32 overall. There is also one set of railroads and one set of utilities on each board.

If one player owns all properties in a color group, the rent for all properties in that color group that do not contain houses is doubled. The player may build houses and hotels on those properties, subject to the even building rule in standard Monopoly. Other color groups on other boards (even those of the same color) are different color groups, so the even building rule applies independently within each color group. It is possible that two (or more) different players may own full groups of the same color on different boards.

If one player owns 2 full color groups of the same color (on different boards, of course), and all properties in those groups have 1 hotel, that player may build additional houses on those properties, thus allowing those properties to be improved up to a maximum level of 2 hotels.

If one player owns 3 full color groups of the same color, and all properties in those groups have 2 hotels, that player may build additional houses on those properties, thus allowing those properties to be improved up to a maximum level of 3 hotels.

If one player owns all 4 color groups of the same color, and all properties in those groups have 3 hotels, that player may build additional houses on those properties, thus allowing those properties to be improved up to a maximum level of 4 hotels.

Or, in mathematical terms:

These rules must also be followed when breaking down houses.

Rent

Properties

When a player lands on a property owned by another player, the amount of rent paid depends on the number of houses and hotels on the property:

Hotels Houses Mediterranean Avenue Baltic Avenue Oriental Avenue & Vermont Avenue Connecticut Avenue St. Charles Place & States Avenue Virginia Avenue St. James Place & Tennessee Avenue New York Avenue Kentucky Avenue & Indiana Avenue Illinois Avenue Atlantic Avenue & Ventnor Avenue Marvin Gardens Pacific Avenue & North Carolina Avenue Pennsylvania Avenue Park Place Boardwalk
0 0 $2 $4 $6 $8 $10 $12 $14 $16 $18 $20 $22 $24 $26 $28 $35 $50
1 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $100 $110 $120 $130 $150 $175 $200
2 $30 $60 $90 $100 $150 $180 $200 $220 $250 $300 $330 $360 $390 $450 $500 $600
3 $90 $180 $270 $300 $450 $500 $550 $600 $700 $750 $800 $850 $900 $1000 $1100 $1400
4 $160 $320 $400 $450 $625 $700 $750 $800 $875 $925 $975 $1025 $1100 $1200 $1300 $1700
1 0 $250 $450 $550 $600 $750 $900 $950 $1000 $1050 $1100 $1150 $1200 $1275 $1400 $1500 $2000
1 $270 $490 $610 $680 $850 $1020 $1090 $1160 $1230 $1300 $1370 $1440 $1535 $1700 $1850 $2400
2 $310 $570 $730 $800 $1050 $1260 $1350 $1440 $1550 $1700 $1810 $1920 $2055 $2300 $2500 $3200
3 $430 $810 $1090 $1200 $1650 $1900 $2050 $2200 $2450 $2600 $2750 $2900 $3075 $3400 $3700 $4800
4 $570 $1090 $1350 $1500 $2000 $2300 $2450 $2600 $2800 $2950 $3100 $3250 $3475 $3800 $4100 $5400
2 0 $750 $1350 $1650 $1800 $2250 $2700 $2850 $3000 $3150 $3300 $3450 $3600 $3825 $4200 $4500 $6000
1 $780 $1410 $1740 $1920 $2400 $2880 $3060 $3240 $3420 $3600 $3780 $3960 $4215 $4650 $5025 $6600
2 $840 $1530 $1920 $2100 $2700 $3240 $3450 $3660 $3900 $4200 $4440 $4680 $4995 $5550 $6000 $7800
3 $1020 $1890 $2460 $2700 $3600 $4200 $4500 $4800 $5250 $5550 $5850 $6150 $6525 $7200 $7800 $10200
4 $1230 $2310 $2850 $3150 $4125 $4800 $5100 $5400 $5775 $6075 $6375 $6675 $7125 $7800 $8400 $11100
3 0 $1500 $2700 $3300 $3600 $4500 $5400 $5700 $6000 $6300 $6600 $6900 $7200 $7650 $8400 $9000 $12000
1 $1540 $2780 $3420 $3760 $4700 $5640 $5980 $6320 $6660 $7000 $7340 $7680 $8170 $9000 $9700 $12800
2 $1620 $2940 $3660 $4000 $5100 $6120 $6500 $6880 $7300 $7800 $8220 $8640 $9210 $10200 $11000 $14400
3 $1860 $3420 $4380 $4800 $6300 $7400 $7900 $8400 $9100 $9600 $10100 $10600 $11250 $12400 $13400 $17600
4 $2140 $3980 $4900 $5400 $7000 $8200 $8700 $9200 $9800 $10300 $10800 $11300 $12050 $13200 $14200 $18800
4 0 $2500 $4500 $5500 $6000 $7500 $9000 $9500 $10000 $10500 $11000 $11500 $12000 $12750 $14000 $15000 $20000

Railroads and Utilities

If a player does not own a complete group of 4 railroads (or 2 utilities) on a board, rent is unchanged from standard Monopoly:

Number owned in group Railroad rent Utility rent
1 $25 $4 times last dice roll
2 $50 $10 times last dice roll
3 $100
4 $200

If a player owns one or more complete groups of 4 railroads (or 2 utilities), rent on the railroads/utilities in those groups increases:

Number of groups owned Railroad rent Utility rent
1 $200 $10 times last dice roll
2 $600 $30 times last dice roll
3 $1200 $60 times last dice roll
4 $2000 $100 times last dice roll

If a player owns complete groups of railroads/utilities as well as some other railroads/utilities on other boards that are not part of complete groups, only the railroads/utilities that are part of the complete groups benefit from the rent increases for multiple groups.

Building Shortages

All rules for building shortages apply, however, the bank has a total of 128 houses, and 48 hotels available (4 times the standard amounts).

Bankruptcy

A player who owes more money than he can pay is bankrupt and is eliminated from the game. The last player remaining in the game is the winner.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make my own rules?

Well, I can't stop you. But keep this in mind: most house rules tend to add money (and thus length) to the game, and this may not be desirable in a game that already takes over 6 hours.

Why can't I collect rent while in jail?

In Monopoly, a common late-game strategy is to stay in jail for as long as possible to avoid having to land on squares and pay rent. With such a large board in Quadopoly, players spending too much time in jail can cause considerable delay in ending the game. (If you disagree with this reasoning, feel free to ignore this rule change).

This game takes too long! Are there any ways to make it shorter?

Any tips for beginners?

Any strategies for Monopoly should also apply to Quadopoly, but there are some points that are of extra importance in Quadopoly: