MONOP(6)MONOP(6)NAMEmonop - Monopoly game
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Monop is reminiscent of the Parker Brother's game Monopoly, and moni‐
tors a game between 1 to 9 users. It is assumed that the rules of Mo‐
nopoly are known. The game follows the standard rules, with the excep‐
tion that, if a property goes up for auction and there are only two
solvent players, no auction is held and the property remains unowned.
The game, in effect, lends the player money, so it is possible to buy
something which you cannot afford. However, as soon as a person goes
into debt, he must “fix the problem”, i.e., make himself solvent,
before play can continue. If this is not possible, the player's prop‐
erty reverts to his debtee, either a player or the bank. A player can
resign at any time to any person or the bank, which puts the property
back on the board, unowned.
Any time that the response to a question is a string, e.g., a name,
place or person, you can type `?' to get a list of valid answers. It
is not possible to input a negative number, nor is it ever necessary.
A Summary of Commands:
quit: quit game: This allows you to quit the game. It asks you if
print: print board: This prints out the current board. The columns
have the following meanings (column headings are the same for
the where, own holdings, and holdings commands):
Name The first ten characters of the name of the square
Own The number of the owner of the property.
Price The cost of the property (if any)
Mg This field has a `*' in it if the property is mortgaged
# If the property is a Utility or Railroad, this is the
number of such owned by the owner. If the property is
land, this is the number of houses on it.
Rent Current rent on the property. If it is not owned,
there is no rent.
where: where players are: Tells you where all the players are. A
`*' indicates the current player.
List your own holdings, i.e., money, get-out-of-jail-free
cards, and property.
holdings: holdings list: Look at anyone's holdings. It will ask you
whose holdings you wish to look at. When you are finished,
mortgage: mortgage property: Sets up a list of mortgageable property,
and asks which you wish to mortgage.
unmortgage property: Unmortgage mortgaged property.
buy: buy houses: Sets up a list of monopolies on which you can buy
houses. If there is more than one, it asks you which you
want to buy for. It then asks you how many for each piece of
property, giving the current amount in parentheses after the
property name. If you build in an unbalanced manner (a dis‐
parity of more than one house within the same monopoly), it
asks you to re-input things.
sell: sell houses: Sets up a list of monopolies from which you can
sell houses. It operates in an analogous manner to buy.
card: card for jail: Use a get-out-of-jail-free card to get out of
jail. If you're not in jail, or you don't have one, it tells
pay: pay for jail: Pay $50 to get out of jail, from whence you are
put on Just Visiting. Difficult to do if you're not there.
trade: This allows you to trade with another player. It asks you
whom you wish to trade with, and then asks you what each
wishes to give up. You can get a summary at the end, and, in
all cases, it asks for confirmation of the trade before doing
resign: Resign to another player or the bank. If you resign to the
bank, all property reverts to its virgin state, and get-out-
of-jail free cards revert to the deck.
save: save game: Save the current game in a file for later play.
You can continue play after saving, either by adding the file
in which you saved the game after the monop command, or by
using the restore command (see below). It will ask you which
file you wish to save it in, and, if the file exists, confirm
that you wish to overwrite it.
restore: restore game: Read in a previously saved game from a file.
It leaves the file intact.
roll: Roll the dice and move forward to your new location. If you
simply hit the <RETURN> key instead of a command, it is the
same as typing roll.
/usr/games/lib/cards.pck Chance and Community Chest cards
No command can be given an argument instead of a response to a query.
4th Berkeley Distribution March 25, 1993 MONOP(6)