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Toll Bridge Monopoly

Monopoly with a toll bridge feature
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Toll Bridge Monopoly consists of two complete Monopoly Game sets, with one additional feature: a toll bridge that can connect them together.

Each of the two games also acts like a separate country with corresponding city locations, unique banknotes and legislation variables.

In its most effective version, there are two teams of players engaged in each of the two separate games and at the outset, they agree on the rules of how the new toll bridge feature is to be used.

These rules include the bridge being offered for sale as a very expensive utility that extracts a toll from everyone who lands on it; or it can force those landing on it to cross over into the other game; or it can deliver the option of deciding to cross over to the other game. (on payment of a toll to the bank)

In one version this conveys an advantage, as those crossing the bridge in either direction are treated as tax exiles on the "other side's game" regardless of their direction of travel, but if they get into trouble, they can be extradited to their original game and any property they have acquired repossessed etc.

In another version, those forced across the bridge because they landed on it, are treated as unwelcomed aliens and subjected to punative rents etc as long as they remain in the other game.

Once "crossed over", each player's rotation around the other board is also reversed to that of an anti-clockwise direction.

Toll Bridge Monopoly is only slightly more complex than the original version, but it offers many comparable features to that of two adjoining countries engaged in commerce and the movement of people, finance, and investments.

xenzag, Feb 21 2019

The Three Stooges get ready to put out a fire! https://www.youtube...watch?v=LOfsNiQxfAo
Cameo from the film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. [DrBob, Feb 22 2019]

Securitized_20Monopoly [calum, Feb 22 2019]


       Different from the Thatcheropoly version, where everything - including Free Parking, Jail and the Bank - were progressively privatized during the course of the game. But [+] anyway.   

       Connecting two Monopoly boards with a Mousetrap board might be interesting ...
8th of 7, Feb 21 2019

       Aren't Monopoly & Mousetrap essentially the same game. The only difference being that the latter has the unpredictable elastic band?

Fishbone for xenzag, just because I am bored with Brexit. I'm vindictive like that.
DrBob, Feb 21 2019

       Let's hope that brexit helps you out of your misery. That way it does a good thing for everyone.
xenzag, Feb 21 2019

       It's not so much Brexit itself, bad as it is. In my mind one bunch of faceless bureaucrats running the country is no different to any other, regardless of nationality. It's the constant banging on about it that gets me.

PS: Fishbone withdrawn. ;)
DrBob, Feb 21 2019

       I'm with [Bob]. I think that every politician in the country should simply be taken out and shot. No questions, no partisanship, no appeals, no party favouritism - just all of them. Brexit is like watching the Three Stooges try to put out a fire.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 21 2019

       // simply be taken out and shot //   

       Practical, but lacks entertainment value.   

       They should be dragged through the streets in tumbrils, chained up, while jeering crowds hurl rotten vegetables, excrement, insults, and broken bottles* at them. Then they should be unloaded in a park, tied to trees, and shot by volley fire with matchlock or flintlock muskets by fully-uniformed re-enactors.   

       It is admittedly more complicated, but we would pay a pound to watch.   

       *Entire bottles tend to bounce off, causing painful but not serious injury. Broken bottles, however, can inflict serious lacerations.
8th of 7, Feb 21 2019

       This idea is not about brexit. (aside - as I don't vote, no politician can ever claim endorsement from me) All politicians are morons, but some are more moronic than others. Meanwhile, my slogan for brexit is simple: If you build it they will come; if you brexit they will leave.
xenzag, Feb 21 2019

       glad to hear you don't vote. Any help is appreciated.   

       The problem is of course in voting itself. We need a heuristic system.
theircompetitor, Feb 21 2019

       No, you need a better electorate. The existing one is clearly not fit for purpose, as they sequentially elect almost identical cliques of complete numpties to positions of authority.
8th of 7, Feb 21 2019

       > In another version, those forced across the bridge because they landed on it, are treated as unwelcomed aliens and subjected to punative rents etc as long as they remain in the other game.   

       then you may as well just make that square the "instalose" square. Monopoly works because over time the odds somewhat balance out, giving it a hefty dose of strategy.
Voice, Feb 21 2019

       there will never be a better electorate. therefore, you will never fix that problem. The better electorate ended sometime in Athens.
theircompetitor, Feb 21 2019

       Ah, but don't forget, the bridge is a two way connection and so it's not an automatic lose maker, as all players may cross it in both directions. It just becomes another component that adds a new factor.
xenzag, Feb 21 2019

       // punative rents //   

       You've got to be joking, shirley ?
8th of 7, Feb 21 2019

       You'll be the body found half way over the bridge, so your properties will be liquidised, and that will be that.
xenzag, Feb 21 2019

       This would not do anything to prevent Monopoly being a dull game where the person who buys the orange set and anything else they land on is most likely to win. A bridge between two islands in Settlers of Catan might work, especially if you're allowed to trade across the bridge, but I suspect this is what some of the expansion packs do.

As for Brexit and politicians, we need about 10% of the number of politicians we currently have, and they should be chosen by lottery.
hippo, Feb 22 2019

       See link for previous connections between financially catastrophic acts and the game Monopoly.   

       Brexit is a stupid thing to do but it is at last in the grand Great British tradition of the electorate deciding that a stupid thing to do is a good thing to do. One thing fromt the scanty list of positives is that the resultant parliamentary clown car has been instructive: we can see which of our MPs want to throw the hot turd to the next person, which of our MPs feel duty bound to carry the turd and which of our MPs love to fuck fistfuls of dogshit while singing Rule Britannia.
calum, Feb 22 2019

       I donno know Hippo - you might own all of the Mayfair hotels on one board but end up getting shipped across the bridge and find the game on the other board sequesters your entire investment at the turn of a chance card. "All alien players are required to surrender the ownership of 50% of their property portfolios across the bridge"
xenzag, Feb 22 2019

       Well, I could invent Oneopoly, just for you. It only has four sqaures on the board, and instead of a dice there is a coin. Heads = move one square. Tails = move two squares. You can invent the rest yourself.
xenzag, Feb 23 2019

notexactly, Feb 24 2019

       Where do the trolls come into the game?
not_morrison_rm, Feb 24 2019

       Over the Bridge, from Sweden. Full of trolls, Scandinavia ...   

       Watch out for billy-goats ...
8th of 7, Feb 24 2019

       //The better electorate ended sometime in Athens//   

       Sorry to disappoint you, [their], but the voters of Classical Athens displayed vindictiveness, arrogance, short-sightedness and vacillation, just like those of all the best democracies today.
pertinax, Feb 25 2019

theircompetitor, Feb 25 2019

       "Wrong sort of people ... " ?
8th of 7, Feb 25 2019


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