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.
monop 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
A Summary of Commands:
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.
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.
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.