The Fascinating Game of Finance

[finance board]

Observances for Beginners

JAIL. When a player stops on the corner (or cuts the Chance card) which reads "Go to Jail," he moves his man back to the corner marked Jail. On his next turn he may pay $50 and come out, or if he rolls double dice he comes out free. He may stay in Jail for three turns, attempting to roll double dice. On the third turn he must come out whatever the number rolled.

MORTGAGES. Each property has a definite value (printed on the board and in upper right corner of lease). Any owner may borrow this amout from the Bank at any time. Simply turn the lease face down with a corner under the game board and take the cash value from the bank. By returning to the Bank this cash value plus 10% interest, the mortgage may be redeemed.


HOUSES. Houses can be built only on a completed series, no property of which is mortgaged. The cost per house is the same as the printed value of the property. Houses once built may be "torn down" to raise money. An owner receives from the Bank half the purchase price of each house he tears down. Full price must be paid to rebuild.

RAILROADS. Railroads pay a straight income depending on the number owned by one player. A player having one lease gets $15 per ride; two leases bring $30; three leases bring $70; four leases bring $150. (these amounts appear on each Railroad lease.)

U.G.I. AND A.P.&L. These public utilities pay a variable income depending on the dice of the player who stops on them. One lease pays 4 times. Both leases pay 10 times. For example, if a player rolls a 5 on the dice which brings him to U.G.I., he pays the owner 5 x 4 or $20. He pays 5 x 10 or $50 if the owner also has A.P.&L.

PARTNERSHIPS. If two or more players own the Railroads, they may combine and share the full income according to their own arrangement. This may be done also with the power companies (U.G.I. and A.P.&L.). Two players cannot share income on any other properties.


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