Monopoly, one of the world's most popular board games, is available in 111 countries and in 43 different languages. It has a complex set of original rules, as well as a number of common player-created rules (otherwise known as house rules). How well do you know them -- and how effectively does your family break them? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.
As of 2012, how many Monopoly games had been sold around the world?
During World War II, with which government agency did Monopoly play an important role?
British Secret Service
What is the highest-priced Monopoly property in the U.S. version of the game?
Which three tokens were no longer made for Monopoly after the early 1950s?
the wheelbarrow, spade and rake
the frog, duck and mouse
the lantern, purse and rocking horse
How many hotels can a player buy for a Monopoly property when playing by the game's official rules?
as many as the player can afford
What is the highest-priced Monopoly property in the French version of the game?
Rue de la Paix
What is the total amount of money in a standard Monopoly game?
Do Monopoly's original rules allow players to make transactions while in jail?
only if they have $4,000 in cash reserves
Which Monopoly properties are the most frequently landed upon?
Illinois Avenue, Go and B&O Railroad
Marvin Gardens, St. Charles Place and Baltic Avenue
Water Works, Short Line Railroad and Park Place
When one popular house rule is in effect, which space can be a big pay-off for one lucky player?
Go to Jail
How much Monopoly money does each player start with when using the electronic banking version of the game?
Which house rule mimics economic inflation?
Get in debt, go directly to jail
Land on Income Tax, pay double
Pass Go, collect $400
Why is it important to have the option to mortgage property in Monopoly?
so you can buy lots of additional properties even when you're broke
so you can stay in the game until your finances recover from an unexpected hit
because it's the only way to get out of jail
What benefit is created by the house rule that allows players to start play at different corners of the board?
It makes the game go faster.
It lets one player buy the good properties.
It levels the playing field.
Which Monopoly property are players least likely to land on?
What's the name of the police officer depicted in the Monopoly game?
Officer Frank Justice
Officer Ward Parkway
Officer Edgar Mallory
What was the original name of the Monopoly mascot?
Rich Uncle Pennybags
Mr. Richie Pants
What's the name of the Monopoly character locked in jail?
Jake the Jailbird
Rodney the Rat
Thad the Thief
What's an often-overlooked Monopoly rule that goes into effect when a player lands on a property that's for sale, but the player doesn't want to buy it?
The player pays a $500 fine.
The player loses a turn.
The property goes up for auction.
How much did the most expensive Monopoly game cost?