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How do you win Monopoly? And how do you keep it fun at the same time?

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Is there a right way to play Monopoly?

Brian Valentine takes a stab at the answer he was the United States representative to the 2015 World Monopoly championships, where he earned a third-place finish. As the above video shows, playing Monopoly right involves learning the rules all over again, processing key strategies, and, above all, valuing the people you play it with.

Valentine shares his knowledge about probability heat maps that show the likelihood of landing on a certain space, nuances of gameplay around houses and hotels, and even a few tips on making games fun instead of rancorous.

Further reading
There are tons of articles that break down the math of Monopoly. While its not the only ingredient to playing Monopoly right, its an important one. This Business Insider article by Walt Hickey is a great primer, and this Thrillist article by Daisy Barringer gives you even more tips.
https://www.businessinsider.com/math-monopoly-statistics-2013-6
https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/how-to-win-at-monopoly-every-time-according-to-experts


If you really want to go deep on Monopoly championships, check out the Fandom history, including Valentines appearance in 2015.
https://monopoly-championship-history.fandom.com/wiki/MONOPOLY_Championship_History_Wiki


Most top Monopoly players follow in the footsteps of Philip Orbanes, whos written a few Monopoly books, including this guide. His general board game history book, The Game Makers, is a fun read (but not really about gameplay strategy).
https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Monopoly_Companion.html?id=x42RxZP8VyMC
https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Game_Makers.html?id=pxPgwAEACAAJ


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