monop

MONOP(6)                         Games Manual                         MONOP(6)



NAME
       monop - Monopoly game

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/games/monop [ file ]

DESCRIPTION
       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, 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
                 you're sure.
       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.
       own holdings:
                 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,
                 type “done”.
       mortgage: mortgage property: Sets up a list of mortgageable property,
                 and asks which you wish to mortgage.
       unmortgage:
                 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
                 disparity 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
                 you so.
       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
                 it.
       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.

AUTHOR
       Ken Arnold

FILES
       /usr/lib/games/bsdgames/cards.pck  Chance and Community Chest cards

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



4th Berkeley Distribution       March 25, 1993                        MONOP(6)