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Shortest Possible Game of Monopoly

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Ever wonder what the shortest possible game of Monopoly would look like? Well, it’ll only take 21 seconds to find out. After our recent attempt to play the shortest actual game of Monopoly on record, we started to wonder about what the shortest THEORETICALLY POSSIBLE game of Monopoly would be. That is, if everything went just the right way, with just the right sequence of rolls, Chance and Community Chest cards, and so on, what is the quickest way one player could go bankrupt? After working on the problem for a while, we boiled it down to a 4-turn (2 per player), 9 roll (including doubles) game. Detail on each move given below. If executed quickly enough, this theoretical game can be played in 21 seconds.

Player 1, Turn 1:

Roll: 6-6, Lands on: Electric Company
Action: None, Doubles therefore roll again

Roll: 6-6, Lands on: Illinois Avenue
Action: None, Doubles therefore roll again

Roll: 4-5, Lands on: Community Chest “Bank error in your favor, Collect $200”
Action: Collects $200 (now has $1700)

Player 2, Turn 1:

Roll: 2-2, Lands on: Income Tax
Action: Pay $200 (now has $1300), Doubles therefore rolls again

Roll: 5-6, Lands on: Pennsylvania Rail Road
Action: None

Player 1, Turn 2:

Roll: 2-2, Lands on: Park Place
Action: Purchase ($350, now has $1350), Doubles therefore rolls again

Roll: 1-1, Lands on: Boardwalk
Action: Purchase ($400, now has $950), Doubles therefore rolls again

Roll: 3-1, Lands on Baltic Avenue
Action: Collect $200 for passing GO (now has $1150), Purchase 3 houses for Boardwalk, 2 for Park Place ($1000, now has $150)

Player 2, Turn 2:

Roll: 3-4, Lands on: Chance, “Advance to Boardwalk”
Action: Advance to Boardwalk, Rent is $1400, only has $1300 = Bankrupt

GAME OVER

So many people have commented that this is “fake,” let me just say: Yes, it is a scripted demonstration of a theoretically possible game. I would think that is so obvious it goes without saying, but I guess not. So, now it’s been said, several times!

301 Comments

  1. No I just traded 1500m for 1m and then landed on income tax. 4sec

  2. Why buy Park Place houses if P2 lands on Boardwalk for bankruptcy?

  3. shortest game ever

    P1: Rolls 3 and moves to Baltic avenue, Auctions it
    P2: Bids $1499 and wins
    P2: Rolls 4 and moves to income tax
    P2: Mortgages Baltic avenue for $30
    P2: Bankrupt

  4. listen you pair of fuckin losers, you didn’t get all the colours you cheating bastards

  5. Unrealistic because Electric company and Illinois Avenue have to be auctioned when player 1 didn't buy them, this would waste valuable seconds, here is a better version that simply avoids this and the player 2 doesn't even need his second roll on his first turn to buy that raiload:
    Player 1:

    rolls 5+5 lands on Just vising

    rolls 6+6 lands on Chance: Building Loan matures – collect $150

    rolls 5+6 lands on Community chest: Bank error in your favor – collect $200

    Player 2:

    Rolls 1+3 lands on Income tax – pay $200

    Player 1:

    Rolls 2+2 Lands on Park Place – buys for $350

    Rolls 1+1 Lands on Board walk – buys for $400

    Rolls 3+1 Community chest – Advance to go – collect $200

    Builds 7 houses on dark blue for $1400
    (3 on Park place and 4 on Boardwalk)
    Player 2:

    Rolls 1+2 Lands on Chance: Advance to boardwalk

    Player 2 has to pay Player 1 $1500, but only has $1300

    Player 2: I'm bankrupt, yay!

  6. I've figured out a way to end it in 8 rolls.
    Player 2, turn 1:
    Roll: 5-6, lands on St. Charles Palace
    Action: Purchase ($140, now has $1360)
    Player 2, turn 2:
    Roll: 5-6 lands on: Chance, "Advance to Boardwalk"
    Action: Advance to Boardwalk, Rent is $1400, only has $1360 = Bankrupt

  7. so this is a set up, but it is legit

  8. The 666th comment: Speedrun: 0:31.34 i think i didn't keep track 100%

  9. This isn't actually possible because you're not auctioning the places you land on

  10. fastest game:
    player 1 rolls a 3, lands on baltic avenue. he buys it, has $1440 left

    player 2 offers to trade $1495 for baltic avenue, which is accepted
    player 2 rolls a 4, lands on income tax and is bankrupt

  11. I wish my family could play only 10x as fast as this.

  12. Shortest game: Player 1 goes bankrupt on 1st turn.

    Player 1 rolls 4-4 lands on Vermont Avenue. Doesn't buy it initially so it goes to auction. Player 2 bids and player 1 changes his mind and also bids. Player 1 wins bidding and buys it for $1500.

    Player 1 rolls 5-4 lands on Community Chest. Gets 'Pay hospital fees of $100.' He hasn't got any money so goes bankrupt. Even mortgaging Vermont Avenue will only get him $50 so won't help.

    GAME OVER

  13. you know they set it up for the chance to say go to board walk…

  14. I know this is scripted but the chances of this actually happening is about 1 in 254 trillion

  15. this is great. I cant believe ive never seen this in my life

  16. Sorry he buys five houses and lands on boardwalk this bankrupting himself I don’t get it?

  17. OMG I never in a Million years think that can happen.

  18. Does this method deliberately ignore the auction mechanic, and therefore a scenario where one player uses every penny they have to but the first property put to auction before landing on something that requires them to pay more than the mortgage value of that property? Or is that factored in?

    Edit: Auctions make it faster. 2 rolls. 1st Role: Player 1 roles a 3 and lands on the second property, buy puts it for auction. Player 2 ends up spending every penny they have on it due to the auction. Player 2 then roles a 4 and lands on income tax, goes bankrupt, game over.

  19. I've got a better one. 2 rolls. 1st Role: Player 1 roles a 3 and lands on the second property, buy puts it for auction. Player 2 ends up spending every penny they have on it due to the auction. Player 2 then roles a 4 and lands on income tax, goes bankrupt, game over.

  20. The happiest "I AM BANKRUPT" that i ever heard of my life

  21. The chances of this game are over 245,000,000,000,000/1 …
    Now watch it again and see they faked it

  22. robber: any last words?
    guy: acctualy im going to play something insted of saying
    robber: well you only have 1 minute
    Guy:

  23. The odds of this happening are 1 in 1,624,959,306,694,660.
    Approximately 2.9 million games of Monopoly are played each year, meaning that this would occur every 565,485,839 years.
    That is 1/24th the age of the Universe.

  24. Bro to me it tok 5 days and I owned almoast evrything💀💀

  25. The problem with this method is it ignores the official rule that landing on an unowned property can only result in one of two actions:
    1) The current player purchases the property
    2) The bank auctions the property off to the highest bidder among all players

  26. can we get an any % nmg category of monopoly?

  27. I really like how that man says, “I’m bankrupt!”

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