Objective for Monopoly Knockout
The objective of Monopoly Knockout is to collect the most cash by sliding your tokens onto spaces that earn you money.
Setup for Monopoly Knockout
- Place the gameboard on the table.
- Set the In Jail and reference card next to the board.
- Sort the money by its value and place it next to the board. This money belongs to the Bank.
- Choose a player to be the Banker. The Banker passes out money throughout the game.
- The Banker takes M500 from the Bank and places it above the Free Parking space.
- If there are 2-4 players, each player chooses a color. They will take all of the tokens and the turn marker matching the color they chose.
- If there are 5-8 players, the players should divide into teams of two. Each team chooses a color and takes all of the tokens and turn markers that match their color. The players on a team will take turns sliding tokens during the game.
- Any tokens and turn markers not used are set aside.
Determining the First Player/Team
Each round a different player/team will start the round. You will play as many rounds as there are players. During the game each player/team gets to start one round.
To determine the first player for the first round you will follow these steps:
- Turn all of the turn makers face down and mix them up.
- The Banker randomly chooses one turn marker and flips it over. This token is placed in the top spot on the reference card.
- They will repeat this for the remaining turn markers.
Playing Monopoly Knockout
Starting with the player/team at the top of reference card, the players/teams will take turns.
On your turn you will select one of your tokens that you haven’t slid yet this round. You will stand at the end of the board and place your token behind the GO! line.
Aim your token and slide it down the board. You must let go of your token before it passes the GO! line.
If your token slides off the board, it is removed for the rest of the current round. If your token knocks another token off the board, the token that slid off the board is removed for the rest of the round.
Note: You can choose to use a variant rule for when tokens slide off the board. With this variant players can decide to slide their token again. They have to pay M100 to slide the token again though. You can also choose to let people slide their tokens again for free if all of the players agree. If the player’s token hits another token before it slides off though, you cannot slide it again.
Determining What Space Your Token Landed On
Should you slide your token and it stops on the Go to Jail space, you immediately place the token on the In Jail card. If your token is bumped onto the Go to Jail space, you also move your token to the In Jail card.
If your token lands on any other space, leave it there for the rest of the round. On a future turn you or another player may hit the token moving it to another space.
Should a token stop on two different spaces or fall over, see which space it is more on. That is its current space. If a token falls over, you should stand it back up in the approximate spot where it fell down.
The next player in turn order then slides one of their tokens. This continues until all of the tokens have been slid.
If one of your tokens end up landing in Jail you have two options.
First you can leave the token on the In Jail card until the end of the round. At the end of the round you can retrieve your token for free.
Otherwise you can choose to pay to get out of Jail. You can pay M100 immediately after your token lands on the Go to Jail space. You will then get to slide the token again.
Scoring in Monopoly Knockout
Once all of the players/teams have slid all four of their tokens, the round ends. Players will then score their tokens. Scoring is conducted in a number of steps. The player/team on the top of reference card does each step followed by the next team on the card and so on.
First look for your tokens that landed on the Chance space. You will take each token and slide it again from behind the GO space. The player highest in turn order (with tokens on the Chance space) takes their tokens off the space and slides them. Then the next player highest in turn order removes their tokens and slides them. This continues until all of the tokens on the Chance space have been slid. If the token lands on Chance again, you do not get to slide it again.
For each token that lands on a Railroad space, you get to move it to another unoccupied property space. You cannot move your token to any of the following spaces:
- Free Parking
- Luxury Tax
Collecting and Paying Cash
Next you will earn cash for your tokens that landed on a property space.
For each of your tokens that land on a property space, you will collect money. The amount you will collect for each property is printed on the space.
The catch is that only one player/team can receive cash from each property space. The first player in turn order to land on a property is the only player that can collect cash from the property.
If two of your tokens land on the same property space, you will only collect cash from the space once.
Should one of your tokens land on each space of a color, you will receive a bonus. You will receive cash for each property individually. You will then receive a bonus for completing the set. Check the bottom of the board for the bonus you receive for completing each set.
If one of your tokens land on a House space, you will choose a property that one of your other tokens landed on. You will collect the cash for that property a second time. Basically it doubles the rent from that property.
If you have two tokens on a House space, you only get to double the rent of one property.
When a token lands on the Luxury Tax token, you will have to pay M100 for each of your other tokens that landed on a property that you received cash from. You will add the money you owe to the money above the Free Parking space.
If you have multiple tokens that land on the Luxury Tax space, you only pay the cost once.
After all of the players have collected and paid cash from the previous step, you will move onto Free Parking. Each player counts up how many tokens they have on the Free Parking space. The player that has the most tokens on the space collects all of the money above the Free Parking space.
If there is a tie, all of the tied players split the money evenly. If you can’t fully split the money, any remainder remains above the space for the next round.
Prepare for Next Round
To prepare for the next round, each player/team gathers all of the their tokens. This includes tokens in Jail.
If there is no money above the Free Parking space, take M500 from the bank and place it above the space. If there is any money above the space, do not add more.
Take the turn marker from the top of the reference card. Move each turn marker up one space. Place the turn marker that started the last round at the bottom.
Winning Monopoly Knockout
The game ends when you have played as many round as there are players/teams.
Each player/team counts up how much money they collected during the game. The player/team that earned the most cash wins the game.
Monopoly Knockout FAQs
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- 16 tokens (4 of each color)
- In Jail Card
- Reference Card
- 4 Turn Markers (1 of each color)
- Play Money
- 30 – M50
- 30 – M100
- 30 – M500
Year: 2023 | Publisher: Hasbro
Genres: Action, Dexterity, Family
Ages: 8+ | Number of Players: 2-8 | Length of Game: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Moderate
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