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I have a personal Troper Tale about Monopoly: Our house rule was that if a player landed on one of his own properties, he collected full rent from the property, the same amount that another player would have to pay. (E.g. the full +$2,000 if you had a hotel on Boardwalk. Who needs to pass Go?) You'd be hard pressed to find a worse case of Unstable Equilibrium than this.
When you're facing bankruptcy, you are allowed to attempt to raise cash before your creditor grabs your stuff. This allows you to be a Magnificent Bastard of a sore loser. He has two greens and you the third? Sell it to one of the other players — they're likely to take it just to keep him from putting hotels on it. Alternately, if you have no chance to save yourself, sell all your properties to a different player for one dollar.
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@Drac Monster: Unless you're playing by house rules that explicitly permit it, you cannot just sell your stuff for $1 and then declare bankruptcy if you have a debt - you MUST successfully raise the money for the trades to be legal by official (tournament) rules, otherwise, the trades become null and void and the creditor STILL gets all the stuff you just attempted to trade. The recent video game adaptations attempt to block this by just forcing you to bankruptcy if you can't mortgage/sell enough houses to raise the money, even though tournament rules say you're allowed to attempt to raise the remainder by trade.
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