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How to play Anti-Monopoly

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Learn the rules to the board game Anti-Monopoly quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules.

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Players have a choice of 2 ways of playing and winning the game. Option 1: the object is to bankrupt all the other players. Option 2: the object is to be the richest competitor after all monopolists have been eliminated; or to be the richest monopolist after all competitors have been eliminated.

Layout the board and shuffle the competitor and monopolists decks and place them face-down on their spots on the board. Pick on person to be the treasurer. The treasurer handles all the money, title cards, houses, and apartments. The treasurer must keep their own money separate from the treasury. Shuffle the competitor and monopolist decks and place them face-down on their spots on the board. To determine turn order, each player rolls dice and the player with the highest sum goes first, then play proceeds clockwise. Before play begins players must choose a role to either be a competitor or a monopolist, these picks are subject to role-balancing.

If there are an even number of players, then the total number of competitors and monopolists must be even. If there is an odd number of players, then the total number of competitors and monopolists must not differ by more than 1. Once you pick your role, it cannot be changed during the game.

Give each player two 500s and 50s, three 100s, seven 10s, and five 5s and 1s. In turn order each player picks a colored token, blue if you are a monopolist and green if you are a competitor. Place the tokens on start and the game begins. On your turn, roll both dice and move your token exactly that many spaces clockwise around the board. If you roll doubles, you take 1 extra turn, if you roll doubles on the extra turn then you do not take another turn.

When you land on an unowned street, transportation company, or utility you may purchase it from the treasury as indicated by the price on the space. If you do not wish to buy it, then nothing happens and it stays with the treasury. If you land on a space that another player owns, then you pay them the amount listed on the card based on their role and number of buildings the space has, if any. All other types of payment go to the treasury.

You may only build buildings on your turn. Competitors can build on any single property they own, while monopolists must wait until they have at least 2 properties in the same color before they can build buildings. If a monopolist owns 2 out of 3 properties for a city, and another player owns the 3rd one, then they may only charge the “no houses” price. Competitors may build like normal on a single property in a city when a monopolist owns the other 2.

To build, on your turn, pay the treasury the price indicated on the card then take an unused building from the treasury and place it on the space. Competitors place buildings on the name of the city while monopolists place their buildings on the M. Once a competitor has 4 houses, they may build an apartment by removing the 4 houses and buying an apartment. Monopolists, on the other hand only need to build 3 houses before they can get an apartment. You do not have to build evenly across streets, but once you build a building, you may not move it to another street. There is no limit to the number of buildings; so if the treasury runs out of building to use, use other objects, like paper, to represent more. [show paper image of house symbol]

If you need money, you can sell houses back to the treasury for half their initial cost. You can also mortgage title cards to receive half their value from the treasury by flipping the title card over. You cannot mortgage a property that has buildings on it and you do not collect rent from mortgaged properties. To unmortgage a property, pay the treasury the indicated price and flip the title card back over. Monopolists cannot have houses in a city if any of the 2 properties needed for the monopolization are mortgaged. A monopolist can only collect the lowest rent in those situations.

Players may trade properties, mortgaged properties, and/or money but not buildings. You must sell all buildings on a property before you can trade it. You are allowed to trade at any time except for the moment after dice have been rolled and a piece is being moved.

When you land on or pass the start space, collect $100 from the treasury. When moving around the first corner of the board you place your piece in the “sightseeing” space…


  1. Basically monopolists have higher risk, higher difficulty, but bigger rewards… So it's better for experienced players

  2. You can tell it's not a Hasbro-licensed spinoff because they got rid of the "Go To Jail" man

  3. I can't figure out why this isn't presented as just a variation on standard monopoly, so many of the rules are just exactly the same. And even the rules for the competitors are only slightly altered from the rules for the monopolists

  4. Is there a Monopoly Great Reset version, where the objective is to own nothing and be happy while eating ze bugs?

  5. Speaking of anti, you should cover the Mad Magazine the board game. The objective of the game is to lose all of your money instead. Though I worry it's no longer in production many years ago, but my mother own one such extremely rare board game made in 1979

  6. 0:58 – The total number of competitors and monopolists must be "even". Should it be "equal" instead?

  7. "The rules are the same as regular Monopoly, except for these changes:"

  8. I'm almost certainly never going to play this, but I love the idea

  9. Didn't Parker Brothers file a lawsuit over this game when it was first published?

  10. Why would you wanna play as a monopolist in this version your nerfed to the ground

  11. Competitors seem kinda way better than monopolists

  12. Who would want to be a monopolist? They have so many disadvantages, and their only advantage is that they need fewer houses to build an apartment. Unless their cards are extremely overpowered, there is no reason to play as them.

  13. I think this is supposed to be based on the original version of monopoly, The Landlord’s Game. If you don’t know, Monopoly was based on a game called “The Landlord’s Game,” which was created by an antimonopolist to show why monopolies are bad, and let players play as monopolists and antimonopolists. The creator patented and self published the game, and more rules were added on throughout the years. Eventually, a man named Charles Darrow played the game with a close friend of his wife, and, not knowing it was not an original game, went and published it himself as Monopoly. Monopoly was bought by Parker Brothers, and when they found out the game wasn’t his, they bought out the original patent, making Monopoly a Parker Brothers game. They changed some rules, added some stuff, removed some stuff, and boom, monopoly.

    In other interesting news, in the 1970s the person that made this game here was sued by Parker Brothers. The person obviously won, but not until 1979, when it was ruled that Monopoly was a generic term. Interestingly, that was over-ruled in 1984, but Anti-Monopoly was exempted from this.

    Oh yeah, and to the people saying that the Monopolist rules seem worse, that’s the exact intention.

  14. being a competitor seems much better than being a monopolist tbh

  15. Anyone wanna play a game if Bankruptcy?

  16. I had this when I was a kid and I can safely say I was playing it quite wrong…

  17. You should do "how to play the landlord's game" (the original version of monopoly)

  18. Isn't this the game Monopoly sued for violation of copyright?
    (Yes, I know you can't copyright a game but aspects of it like art can still be copyrighted.)

  19. He was my teacher for childrens church

  20. 6:10 Some online versions says that the monopolist only pays $10 when on a Anti Monopoly Foundation.

  21. I like your videos can you do monopoly go green pls

  22. Huh… I have a board game here called "Anti-monopoly" But it's different. Instead of being a monopolist or competitor, you're a lawyer trying to bust up monopolies… other than that, you're basically playing monopoly.

  23. My Variation:
    There are 2 ways to win, but totally different. Its 1 VS 3 in a 4-Player Game.
    1. If you are the competitors, bankrupt the monopolist to achieve a Team Victory, even if one or two competitors have been bankrupt before that.
    2. If you are the Monopolist, eliminate all competitors OR own the whole board to win.
    The solo Monopolist starts with DOUBLE the cash of what competitors start with. Monopolist always goes first, then the play continues clockwise. The Monopolist has A Special Ability: He/She can roll Doubles 3 times at most, then they go to jail if that happens. He/She can take a 3rd action before heading to jail and ending their turn.
    If the Monopolist lands on a property a competitor owns, he/she pays normal rent. If your competitor teammate lands on another competitor's property, the rent payment is HALVED(Round Up if needed). Similarly, if a Competitor lands on a property owned by a Monopolist, they pay normal rent, but if the Monopolist lands on their own property, nothing happens.
    Competitors can trade with fellow competitors, but not the Monopolist. The Monopolist can however, Takeover a competitors property. To do so, pay the Listed Price PLUS Double the rent to the owner instead of normal rent, and you can snatch a property ALONG WITH THEIR BUILDINGS!! If you Takeover a property that has 4 Houses, Congrats! You get an apartment for FREE!
    The rest remains the same.

  24. At 2:21 Does the monopolist only get the no houses money or the other person that only owns 1 building?

  25. In the 70s or 80s i saw another game called anti monoply at forst then changed to antitrust where you broke up monopolies

  26. I feel like I would miss the auction rule. Auctions really sped the game up

  27. being a competeter is just better than being a monopilist its not balanced

  28. It’s like Monopoly, but with commercial and residential zoning.

  29. Anti-monopoly. Monopoly made out of antimatter.

  30. Can you do How to play sardina, malaysian version of monopoly.

  31. A variation that I came up with:
    You can roll doubles up to 3 times, with the 3rd time making you get sent to jail or you get engaged in a price war.
    Monopolists auction for the property if a player doesn't want to buy a property.
    Monopolists must own every property of a color set to build houses.
    Monopolists must build evenly.
    Price war costs $25 per failed double while Prison costs $50 on the 2nd failed double.
    Competitors are allowed to give or lend money or make special deals among other Competitors. (Only works when the two sides are competing against each other)
    If the goal of the game is to eliminate one side, then the Competitors are on one team and the Monopolists are on another team. Every property is shared between the two teams.

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