The classic Monopoly board game is getting a new spin this fall with Cheaters Edition. The game will feature the same chance spaces, community chests and properties for sale, but it also includes a deck of cheat cards.
Each cheat card has a specific task that the player must complete during their turn. These tasks could include taking an extra $100 from the bank when you pass Go, or giving another player less money than you owe them.
Hide Money or Property Cards
While some players play Monopoly by implementing their own house rules such as money for Free Parking, others cheat in order to win. Cheating can be done in a variety of ways, such as hiding your own property cards, tracking other player’s money or moving their token.
To begin your turn, roll both dice and move your token clockwise around the board according to the number you rolled. You can then take actions based on the space your token landed on, including buying and selling properties or paying rent.
This version of Monopoly includes 15 face-up Cheat Cards that you can use during the game to complete different tasks such as cheating at beauty pageants or forcing another player to charge less rent on their property. These cheats can be accomplished using distractions, sleight of hand or even bluffing. Each cheat has a specific reward or penalty, and you can only complete one per turn.
Track Other Players’ Money or Property Cards
In this edition, there are a few changes to the game. Players will begin their turn by rolling both dice and moving their token clockwise around the board based on the number of spaces they roll. Players will also draw a card from the Cheat deck to see what action they must take, including:
These cards let players bribe judges at beauty contests, send another player to jail for no reason, or force them to charge lower rent on their property. Cheaters will have a good chance of getting away with these cons, but they will have to pay the price if caught.
Players will still collect Sore Loser coins when they land on Free Parking, but they will only receive two of them at the beginning of the game. The other coins are placed in the center of the board and will be collected when a player pays or owes the Bank, lands on a Property that they own, draws a Chance or Community Chest card that instructs them to do so, or goes to Jail.
Move Someone Else’s Token
A new version of Monopoly is hitting stores this fall that allows players to cheat. The game will include a deck of 15 Cheat Cards that offer a variety of ways to bend or break the rules. The game board and properties will remain the same, but a few spaces have been edited to make them free for the first player to land on them.
Each turn, a player rolls both dice and moves their token clockwise around the board the number of spaces rolled. If they land on a Property space, they can choose to buy or auction it off if unowned. If they roll doubles, their turn ends and they move to Jail unless they have a Get Out of Jail Community Chest card or they pay $50 at the beginning of their next turn.
The player with the most money at the end of the game wins. Players collect rent from their Properties and add it to their cash on hand.
Give Someone Less Money Than You Owe Them
In Monopoly, players roll two dice and move around the game board buying properties and developing them with hotels or houses. They also collect rent from other players. Money can also be gained or lost through tax squares, Chance cards and Community Chest cards. Players can end up in jail if they roll doubles three times in one turn or land on the Go to Jail space. They can leave Jail on their next turn by discarding a Get Out of Jail Free card, paying a $50 fine or successfully rolling doubles.
It is possible to cheat in Monopoly by hiding other player’s property or money, moving another player’s token or giving someone less than they owe them. But be careful, the other players may catch you and punish you. You can also try to distract them or bluff your way out of the situation. If you do get caught, the other players might never let you be the banker again.