Hint: Defeating the CPU:
Use the following trick to defeat the CPU with two
to four players under the hard difficulty setting. Go to "Custom
Rules" and set the houses to 88 and apartments to 22. Turn
the jackpot on and set the Landing On Go bonus to $400.00. Pick
Land On Free Parking and set the jackpot to $750.00. Use the classic
view, as it is easier to see before choosing whichever board you
desire. When you start the game, buy only the properties you can
get three of and avoid the railroads and utilities. Do not bid
top high on the properties that you cannot get much money for.
Never bid more money than you have, as you do not want to mortgage
properties. Try to get a set, even if it means trading with the
CPU or offering them money. Sometimes you will have to offer them
both. Once you get a set of two or three, put houses on the cheapest
house first, unless you have Boardwalk and Park Place, so you
can save money and eventually put up hotels on all your properties.
If you have many houses or hotels and get in jail, try to stay
in there as long as you can and collect your money. You can also
stay in jail if the CPU has many houses or hotels to remain on
the safe side. Try to have at least $100 to $200 or more to stay
safe. Even if you have to wait to pass Go or land on Free Parking,
once you start getting sets and hotels on those properties, try
to get sets that are next to each other, or on an entire side
of the board.
When you have a full set of properties, build immediately until
you have no money remaining to build. You can always take down
unimportant houses or hotels, or mortgage unimportant properties
if your "bill" becomes too large.
Hint: Speed play:
If you want to play the game quickly and wish to skip
the animations, tap X(3) on your turn. Your character will
instantly transfer itself from one square to the other.
Try and get all three orange properties and Boardwalk
and Park Place. The orange properties are the most hit, and Boardwalk
and Park Place are the most expensive when hit.
Hint: General tips:
Own all the railroads. Try to get them at a low price, but if
you have to buy one from someone, spend as much as you need; it
will pay off in the end.
Try to own the entire side between Jail and Free Parking. There
are two cards that tell you to land on St. James Place and New
York Ave. Also, they are cheap to buy, cheap to build, but have
a devastating payoff with hotels.
Boardwalk and Park Place are highly overrated. Forget about them.
Waterworks and Electric Company do not bring in money.
Try to own at least one of every color. That way, more deals will
be with you.
Own houses instead of hotels. There are only thirty two houses.
If you own two different color sets and build houses, you will
use twenty four houses just with them.
Late in the game, you will want to go to jail. You can just sit
there and bank in the cash. Early in the game, avoid jail to buy
If the CPU owns two of the three properties of a color, and there
is an auction for the last, raise the stakes high. The CPU will
If you are in an auction, always go $1 higher than the highest
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