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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 x£200-stations, 2 x£150-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 2x£60 (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 RdWhitechapel Rd £60 eachsplit by CC. INCOME TAX followed by KINGS-X STN Pale Blue:(AEP) The Angel IslingtonEuston Rd £100 eachsplit by CHANCE Pentonville Rd £120 JUST VISITING or IN JAIL Purple:(PaWN) Pall MallWhitehall £140 eachsplit by ELEC.CO. Northumberland Ave £160 MARYLEBONE STN. Orange:(BMV) Bow StMarlborough St £160 eachsplit by CC. Vine St £200 FREE PARKING Red:(SFT2) StrandFleet St £220 eachsplit by CHANCE Trafalgar Square £240 FENCHURCH ST. STN. Yellow:(L2CoP) Leicester SquareCoventry St £260 eachfollowed by WATER WKS. Piccadilly £280 GO TO JAIL Green:(ROB) Regent StOxford St £300 eachfollowed by CC. Bond St £320 LIVERPOOL ST. STN., followed by CHANCE NavyBlue: Park Lane £350, followed by SUPERTAX Mayfair £400

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