Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite How to Play Quick Links: | Objective | Setup | Playing the Game | Board Spaces | Action Die | Game Mode Cards | Using Items | Elimination | Winning the Game | FAQ | Components
Objective of Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite
The objective of Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite is to be the last player left with health points (HP) at the end of the game.
Setup in Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite
Before you play your first game you need to setup a couple things.
- Attach the stickers to the blue action die. You can place any sticker on each side.
- Slide one bracket onto each side of every island tile.
For each game you will complete the following setup.
- Place the gameboard in the middle of the table.
- Each player takes 15 health point (HP) chips and a reference card. Throughout the game you can never have more than 15 HP. Place the rest of the chips in the Bank.
- Place each island tile with the locations side face up on the corresponding sections of the board.
- Each player chooses a Loadout card and places it in front of themselves. Each Loadout card has one permanent item printed on it.
- Shuffle the Loot Chest cards. Deal one card to each player. You will place your Loot Chest card face up on one of the spaces on the bottom of your Loadout card.
- Place the rest of the Loot Chest cards face down on their corresponding section of the gameboard.
- Shuffle the Game Mode cards. Place them face down on the corresponding spot on the gameboard.
- Lay each Location card face up next to their corresponding space on the gameboard.
- Each player chooses a character pawn.
- All of the players will roll the number die. The player that rolls the highest number starts the game. Play proceeds clockwise/left throughout the game.
- The first player chooses what space they want to start their character on. You can place a character on any space, but you will not take the action of the space that you place your character on. The player to the left of the start player then places their character and so on.
Playing Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite
You will begin your turn by rolling both of the dice. Depending on what you roll, you will take one action for each of the dice. You can choose which of the two actions you want to take first.
Using the Number Die
On the number die you will roll a number. The number you roll determines how many spaces you will move clockwise around the gameboard. Depending on what space you land on, you will take an action. See the Board Spaces of Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite section for more details.
Using the Action Die
On the action die you will roll a symbol. The symbol you roll gives you a special action that you can perform on your turn. See the Action Die section below for more details.
While performing the action die action, be sure to consult your Loadout card. You may be able to modify the action with one of the cards you acquired. You may even be able to take additional actions. See the Using Items section below for more details.
Should you pass or land on Go while moving, flip over the top Game Mode card and take the corresponding action. See the Game Mode cards section for more details.
End of Turn
At any time on your turn you can make a trade with another player for locations and/or Loot Chest cards.
After you have taken all of your actions, play passes to the player on your left.
Board Spaces of Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite
If you land on a location that none of the players have claimed yet, you will claim the location for free. Take the corresponding Location card and place it in front of you.
If a location is facedown, you cannot claim the corresponding Location card.
If you land on a location that another player has claimed, you will owe HP to the Bank. You will pay the Bank HP chips up to the number printed on the space.
Should you land on a location you already claimed, you will take no additional action. Should you own both locations of the color you landed on, you will collect two HP from the Bank.
If the location has been flipped over to the other side, you will follow the instructions on the space instead of paying the location’s cost to the Bank.
Locations Taken By the Storm
Whenever you land on a location that has been taken by the Storm, you cannot claim that location even if no other player controls it. A location is taken by the Storm when the Storm side of its Location card is played on the space.
When you land on one of these spaces, you will pay the HP cost printed on the card to the Bank. You will ignore any instructions printed on the space itself.
Should you flip an island tile that has a location that has been taken by the Storm, you will flip the tile and place the Location card Storm side up on the corresponding space on the other side of the board.
When you land on or pass GO you will collect two HP chips from the Bank.
At the end of your turn you will flip over the top Game Mode card and take the corresponding action. See the Game Mode Card section for more details.
If the Storm has taken the GO space, you will not collect two HP from the Bank. Instead you will pay two HP to the Bank. You will still flip over a Game Mode card at the end of your turn.
Nothing happens when you land on the Free Parking space.
When you land on Just Visiting, make sure to place your pawn on the Just Visiting section. Otherwise you won’t take any special action for landing on the space.
Go to Jail
When you land on the Go to Jail space, you will move your character to the Jail space immediately. You will not receive two HP for passing go.
Draw a Game Mode card and take the corresponding action. If the Jail has already been taken by the Storm, you will not draw a Game Mode card.
While in Jail you may not use the permanent item from your Loadout card or any Loot Chest cards. Other players may attack you while you are in Jail though.
Getting Out of Jail in Monopoly Flip Edition:
There are three ways to get out of Jail.
- If the Storm takes the Jail space, you get out for free. This includes if the Storm took the Jail before you landed in it or if it takes the Jail while you are in it. You will roll your dice and move normally on your next turn.
- You can choose to pay two HP to the Bank at the start of your turn. You will then roll the dice and move normally.
- Should you choose to roll the number die, you need to roll a six to get out of Jail. If you roll a six you get out of Jail for free. You will then roll the dice and move normally for your turn. You can attempt to roll a six for three turns. If you fail to roll a six by your third turn in Jail, you get out of Jail for free. You will use your last roll to move.
When you land on a Flip space remove your character and any other characters from the island tile that you landed on. Flip the tile to the other side and place each character on the corresponding space on the other side of the tile. The players whose characters were flipped over to the other side, do not follow the rules of the spaces that were just revealed.
When you land on a Wall space the other players cannot target you when they roll the Crosshairs symbol. This includes them being on the same Wall space as you. The only way you can target a player that is on a Wall space is if you have a Loot Chest card that allows you to ignore line of sight. Walls do not protect against Boogie Bombs.
Players may also not shoot at an enemy that has a wall between them and the player that they want to target.
For more details on how to handle line of sight and the Crosshairs action, see the Crosshairs section below.
Should you reach a Wall but still have moves lefts, you cannot stop your movement to stay on the Wall space.
Should you land on a Cozy Campfire, you will collect one HP from the Bank.
When you land on a Damage Trap, you will pay HP chips to the Bank equal to the number printed on the space.
If you land on a Loot Chest space, you will draw a Loot Chest card. There are two types of Loot Chest cards.
Reuseable cards be be used multiple times. You may only use them once per turn though. Most of these items modify an action that you rolled. If you decide you no longer want one of these cards, you can discard it to the bottom of the Loot Chest deck.
One time use items can only be used once on your turn. These items usually do not modify actions that you roll. After you take the corresponding action, discard the card to the bottom of the Loot Chest deck.
Action Die in Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite
Rolling the action die gives you a special action that you can perform on your turn. You can take this action before or after you move and take the action of the space you landed on. You must take the action before the next player takes their turn though, or you lose the action.
Should you have any Loot Chest cards that have a symbol on them that matches what you rolled, you can use that card to modify the action that you rolled. You can only use one card to modify the action die each turn though.
When you roll the Med Mist, you will collect two HP chips from the Bank. You can never have more than 15 HP at a time though.
The Crosshairs symbol allows you to target another player. The player you target has to pay one HP to the Bank.
In order to target another player they have to be in your line of sight. Another player is in your line of sight if they are on the same side of the board as you.
If you are on a corner space, you can see players on either of the sides that touch the corner space that you are on.
If a player is on the other side of a Wall, the Wall blocks your line of sight.
When you roll a Boogie Bomb, all of the other players must pay one HP to the Bank.
The Storm Surge symbol forces you to draw the top card from the Game Mode deck. You will take the action corresponding to the card you drew.
Game Mode Cards in Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite
Throughout the game you will end up drawing Game Mode cards and taking the corresponding actions. You will draw a Game Mode card in two situations:
- You roll the Storm Surge symbol on the action die.
- You pass or land on the GO space. At the end of your turn you will draw the card.
Should you roll the Storm Surge symbol and pass/land on GO, you will draw two Game Mode cards.
Storm Rages Cards
Game Mode cards that have “The Storm Rages” on them will force the Storm to take over locations. You will find the Location card that corresponds to what is printed on the Game Mode card and flip it over to the Storm side.
You will then place the Location card on top of the corresponding space.
If the Storm takes one of the corner spaces, you will place the Game Mode card itself on top of the space. The Storm cards stay in place for the rest of the game. When you need to flip over tiles that have Storm cards on them, you will flip the tiles and place the Storm card on the corresponding space on the other side of the tile.
For the rest of the game when players land on the space they will follow what is printed on the card instead of what is printed on the space. If the Storm takes a space that you are already on, you do not lose the corresponding HP.
Other Game Mode Cards
Some Game Mode cards allow you to take actions other than having the Storm Rage. For these cards you will take the action printed on the card. You will then return it to the bottom of the Game Mode deck.
Using Items in Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite
At the beginning of the game you choose a Loadout card which has a permanent item printed on it. You will have access to this item for the entire game.
Throughout the game you will acquire Loot Chest cards. you will place these along the bottom of your Loadout card unless the card says otherwise. You may only store two Loot Chest cards at the bottom of your Loadout card at a time. The one exception to this is if your Loadout card has the item that allows you to store an additional item. If you already have the maximum number of Loot Chest cards and you acquire another card, you may exchange the new card for one of the cards you already have. Otherwise you can choose not to take the new Loot Chest card. Any items that you don’t want to keep can be returned to the bottom of the Loot Chest deck.
While you can only use one item card to modify an action, you may combine an item with your permanent item.
Elimination in Monopoly Flip Edition:
Whenever you lose your last HP chip, you are eliminated from the game. You will remove your character pawn from the board.
Any Loot Chest items you have on your Loadout card are dropped on the space where you lost your last HP.
The next player to land on or move through that space takes all of the item cards you dropped. That player chooses which or the cards they want to keep and which they will discard to the bottom of the Loot Chest deck.
You will turn any Location cards that you control to the Storm side. Place them on their corresponding spaces on the gameboard.
Winning Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite
You will keep playing as players are eliminated from the game.
The last player remaining with HP chips wins Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite.
Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite FAQ
I already have 15 HP. I passed another player and have the Honey Hitters permanent item. This allows me to take two HP from the other player. Do I still take the HP from the other player?
Unfortunately the instructions do not specifically mention what happens in this situation. Therefore the preferable resolution would be to have all of the players agree to how it should be handled.
I personally think the ability wouldn’t be triggered since the instructions specifically mention that you can’t go over 15 HP. Therefore I would handle it where the player you pass does not have to pay any HP. It becomes more complicated should you have exactly 14 HP. In this case I would handle it that you can take one HP from the other player to get you to 15.
There is another way you can handle the situation though. You could have the player you pass give the two HP to the Bank instead of giving it to you. In this case the other player is still hurt, but you don’t receive the benefit.
Because there are two different ways that you can handle the situation, I would suggest agreeing to how it will be handled before it occurs so there aren’t arguments later.
Some of the Reusable Item cards seems unfair, specifically the ones that increase the damage of the Crosshair action while also eliminating line of sight. When you use these items are you able to target characters anywhere on the board?
Unfortunately there is a pretty big balance issue with some of the Loot Chest cards in Monopoly Flip Edition: Fortnite. Some of the cards are simply more powerful than others. Some are so powerful that they will give a player a significant advantage in the game.
The worse offenders are probably the Slone’s Pulse Rifle, MK-Seven, Hop Rock Dualies, and Burst Quad Launcher. Each of these weapons increase the damage the Crosshairs action does. Probably more beneficial is the fact that you can ignore line of sight. Line of sight normally allows you to only target players on the same side of the board that you are on. Walls also block line of sight. Since this is removed by using one of these items, you can basically target any other player no matter where they are on the board.
The one good piece of news is that you can only use one of these cards for each Crosshairs attack. This is because you can only use one item card to affect each action.
I drew a Storm Rages Game Mode card and dealt with card’s action. What do I do with the card now?
For Game Mode cards that aren’t Storm Rages cards, you add them to the bottom of the Game Mode deck. The instructions don’t say how you should handle Storm Rages cards though.
The two Storm Rages cards that affect the GO and Jail spaces are placed on their corresponding spaces and stay there for the rest of the game. How you handle the rest of them is ultimately up to your group to decide.
I personally would recommend placing them on the bottom of the Game Mode deck. I suggest handling them in this way because there are only five of them in the Game Mode deck. Therefore until players are eliminated, only five locations could potentially be impacted by the Storm. None of these cards specifically apply to a location so you can use them again to affect another location on the board.
In most cases I don’t think it will matter because based on my experience I think most games will end before you have a chance to make it through the entire Game Mode deck.
Any other questions?
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Monopoly Flip Edition Fortnite Components
- 4 Character Pawns
- 8 Cardboard Island Tiles
- 16 Plastic Tile Brackets
- 4 Loadout Cards
- 16 Location Cards
- 16 Game Mode Cards
- 16 Loot Chest Cards
- 4 Reference Cards
- Number Die
- Action Die
- 70 Cardboard Health Point (HP) Chips
Year: 2023 | Publisher: Hasbro
Genres: Family, Roll and Move
Ages: 13+ | Number of Players: 2-4 | Length of Game: 15-45 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: High
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