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Tina Andrews
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So tonight we had a game and it was just two players left. My opponent had the red and yellow monopolies and would move his houses from red to yellow depending on which one I had a better chance of landing on. Is this a legal move to move houses/hotels constantly? I feel as though it is a cheap thing to do.
 
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Eric Brosius
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You may not just move houses. You may, if you want, sell houses (at half price) and then build them in new locations at full price, but of course this is quite expensive.
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Tina Andrews
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Thank you! Where can I go to see this rule?
 
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Moshe Callen
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ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ/ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν./...
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Under the description of buying and selling houses.
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Tina Andrews
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It says nothing of moving houses to monopolies of the same house purchase price. The logic was I can move my houses/hotels between the pink and orange because the houses are 100 each.
 
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tiny_dancer wrote:
It says nothing of moving houses to monopolies of the same house purchase price. The logic was I can move my houses/hotels between the pink and orange because the houses are 100 each.

Flawed logic. You buy a house for specific property. Yu can sell it back to the ban but not move it.
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Tina Andrews
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That's what thought also it they insisted its legit. Thank you very much.
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It may also be worth noting that houses must be distributed as evenly as possible amongst the properties in the set. You can not load up with a hotel because an opponent is seven spaces away unless you develop the other properties in the colour to 4-house level.
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Mark Papenfuss
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"Your results are back: it's negative"......um, is that a bad thing?
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Eric Brosius wrote:
You may not just move houses. You may, if you want, sell houses (at half price) and then build them in new locations at full price, but of course this is quite expensive.


This.

That stunt your opponent tried to pull puts a new spin on "house rules"

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Your opponent cheated. As stated above, you cannot "move" houses or hotels from one property to another...ever.

You can only sell houses located on one property back to the bank at half their original purchase price, and then they may be purchased or if there is demand by more than one player, they may be auctioned from the bank and sold to the highest bidder.
 
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Coldwarrior1984 wrote:
Your opponent cheated.

A lot of people learn the rules from someone else, not from the rule book. Her opponent may have been taught the game that way and didn't realize it wasn't how the rules actually work. So I wouldn't come to the conclusion that it was necessarily cheating (which I take to mean a deliberate failure to follow the rules, usually in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage.)
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Simon Lundström
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A typical example of "It sounds perhaps logical, and I want to do it, and the rules don't say I can't, so I guess I can."

The rules have to say you can do something, else you can't. Especially if it's something that seems advantageous.
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Strict interpretation of the rules states that houses can only be sold back to the bank at half of purchase price, then that money could be used to build houses on other properties at full price.

However, 'house rules' agreed to prior to the start of the game will trump the instruction sheet. Some common house rules are the disposition of funds to folks landing on FREE PARKING, precisely when the game ends, rules regarding trading among players, etc. House rules could include moving houses or whatever, though that would drastically change the character of the game.

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cdbpdx wrote:
However, 'house rules' agreed to prior to the start of the game will trump the instruction sheet. Some common house rules are the disposition of funds to folks landing on FREE PARKING, precisely when the game ends, rules regarding trading among players, etc. House rules could include moving houses or whatever, though that would drastically change the character of the game.


Of course, but then they have to be generally agreed upon.
 
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