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THE MONOPOLY BOARD

Here are some mnemonic means of recalling the order/value of squares in a British Monopoly game (useful for pub quiz answers!):

There are 40 squares (or 41 if JAIL+VISIT):
22-property, 4 x200-stations, 2 x150-utility,
3-CC, 3-CH, 2-TAX (200-income/100-super),
4-corner (GO!, JAIL/VISIT, PARK, GO-TO-JAIL)

CChest/CHance occur alternately (in alpha).
Utilities occur in alpha: (Electric then Water)
Stations are (alpha)(St-alpha): (K's-X,Mar),(Fen/St,Liv/St)

Sets 2-7 = 100-320 in 20 steps (1=2, 3=20 up).
Property sets 1 & 8 (brown/navy) are odd:
Set 1 has only 2x60 (ie. no 3rd at 80!).
Set 8 has only 2, but 350 and 400 (=twice Go!).

Opposite Mayfair = Vine St =200=half-way/value

Most people only know the order of sets 1 & 8.
The order within sets 2-7 can be recalled by:
"AEP, PaWN, BMV, SFT2, L2CoP, ROB"
(for key see chart below).

Relative settings are also worth noting. For example, "Pentonville Rd" precedes Jail (ie. it's Pentonville-Jail)! "Strand" leads into "Fleet Street", just as in real life! Also note the proximity of TSq & LSq! And just as in the real West End of London, Leicester Square and Piccadilly are at opposite ends of Coventry Street.

Finally the utilities divide the 1st/2nd property of set 3 but the 2nd/3rd of set 6 (ie.WWks), while alternate "Community Chest" and "Chance" squares divide the 1st/2nd properties of sets 1-2 and 4-5 but the 2nd/3rd of set 7 (ie.CCh).

For reference, the complete order of all 40 squares is:
GO
Brown: Old Kent Rd
Whitechapel Rd
60 each
split by CC.
INCOME TAX followed by KINGS-X STN
Pale Blue:
(AEP)
The Angel Islington
Euston Rd
100 each
split by CHANCE
Pentonville Rd120
JUST VISITING or IN JAIL
Purple:
(PaWN)
Pall Mall
Whitehall
140 each
split by ELEC.CO.
Northumberland Ave160
MARYLEBONE STN.
Orange:
(BMV)
Bow St
Marlborough St
160 each
split by CC.
Vine St200
FREE PARKING
Red:
(SFT2)
Strand
Fleet St
220 each
split by CHANCE
Trafalgar Square240
FENCHURCH ST. STN.
Yellow:
(L2CoP)
Leicester Square
Coventry St
260 each
followed by WATER WKS.
Piccadilly280
GO TO JAIL
Green:
(ROB)
Regent St
Oxford St
300 each
followed by CC.
Bond St320
LIVERPOOL ST. STN., followed by CHANCE
Navy
Blue:
Park Lane350, followed by SUPERTAX
Mayfair400

 

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