MirBSD manpage: monop(6)

MONOP(6)                     BSD Reference Manual                     MONOP(6)


     monop - Monopoly game


     monop [file]


     monop is reminiscent of the Parker Brother's game Monopoly, and monitors
     a game between 1 to 9 users. It is assumed that the rules of Monopoly are
     known. The game follows the standard rules, with the exception 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 property 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,

     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. It asks you if you're sure.

           print 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.

           tell where players are. A `*' indicates the current player.

     own holdings
           list your own holdings, i.e., money, get-out-of-jail-free cards,
           and property.

           show holdings list: look at anyone's holdings. It will ask you
           whose holdings you wish to look at. When you are finished, type

           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, giv-
           ing the current amount in parentheses after the property name. If
           you build in an unbalanced manner (a disparity of more than one
           house within the same monopoly), it asks you to re-input.

     sell  sell houses: sets up a list of monopolies from which you can sell
           houses. It operates in an analogous manner to buy.

     card  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 you so.

     pay   pay $50 to get out of jail, from whence you are put on Just Visit-
           ing. Difficult to do if you're not there.

           trade with another player. It asks you with whom you wish to trade,
           and then asks you what each wishes to give up. You can get a sum-
           mary at the end, and, in all cases, it asks for confirmation of the
           trade before doing it.

           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 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.

           read in a previously saved game from a file. It leaves the file in-

     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


     /usr/share/games/cards.pck  Chance and Community Chest cards


     Ken Arnold


     No command can be given an argument instead of a response to a query.

     Additional cash cannot be generated during an auction by selling build-
     ings or by mortgaging property.

     The trading of mortgaged properties is not billed correctly.

     Resigning to the bank should trigger the immediate auction of all posses-

MirBSD #10-current              March 25, 1993                               1

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