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MONOP(6)				 BSD Games Manual				 MONOP(6)

NAME
     monop -- Monopoly game

SYNOPSIS
     monop [file]

DESCRIPTION
     monop is reminiscent of the Parker Brother's game Monopoly, and monitors a game between 2 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 mean-
	   ings (column headings are the same for the where, own holdings, and holdings com-
	   mands):

	   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.

AUTHORS
     Ken Arnold

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

BSD					February 23, 2008				      BSD
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