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In the board game Monopoly, the second color group (light blue) is the best properties in the game.

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Started: 12/25/2007 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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EliH

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I am proving that the second color group, which includes Oriental, Vermont and Connecticut Avenues, are the best properties in the game. The reasons for this are the following:

1) The Initial Cost - the initial cost of there three properties is very low compared to almost every other property. This alone lets you save up money to purchase houses and hotels, which brings me to my next point.

2) The Price of Houses and Hotels - the price of houses and hotels, used to increase the cost of rent, is only $50 per house. Needing to buy 5 houses to receive a hotel, and there being three properties in the monopoly group, the total cost for building a hotel on each property is a $750. Compared to the next group, the purple, which is $1500 for hotels, is very cheap. One would assume, if the properties were of equal value, that if the cost of building for one group is doubled to reach the cost of building for the second (750*2=1500), then the total rent of the first group should be doubled to reach the second. In this case, the total rent, with hotels, for the light blue properties is $1700, then the total rent, with hotels, for the purple properties should be $3400. Actually the total rent is $2400, $1000 less than what it should be if the properties are equal.

3) Location - the location of these properties is just another reason why these are the best properties. You start the game at "Go" and roll two six sided die. There are 21 possibilities, (1-1, 1-2 etc.) not including repeats (1-2 and 2-1). Using these die, there are 8 ways to reach one of the properties (1-5, 2-4, 2-6, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6, 4-4 and 4-5). Almost 40% of the rolls starting at "Go" will land on one of these three properties. In addition to this, there are 4 Chance or Community Chest cards that send you to properties (not Railroads or Utilities). Two of these send you to "Go", which allows you to renew the 40% chance of landing on one of the light blue properties.

These three reasons, initial cost, the price of houses and hotels, and the location of the property prove that the light blue properties, Connecticut, Vermont and Oriental Avenues are the best properties in the board game Monopoly.
dairygirl4u2c

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the best are the orange and purple. probaby orange.
saint charles is in the chance that push the odds up to that similar to the gray, and those orange ones have the same affect when people get sent to jail. in fact, there's more chances to go to jail with orange, by the landing one and the many cards that say to go. in jail, that'd be the same effect as those on hte "go" that you described. the orange are probably better than purple for the statiscal landing for this reason. they're at least equal to the gray, which has no cards telling you to land there.

also, you point out that you have a lower percentage return on investment. think of someone rich who gets five percent of a million and someone who gets ten percent of 100000. the one who gets the five percent gets more profits, even if there isn't bang for the buck going on.
looking at the purple since you provided them for the example.
investment: 750 1500
total rent: 1700 2400
so the purple has a seven hundred dollar more return, even though the percentage isn't as high.
if people landed on the sets using the values we used, ten times. the person with the purple would have 7000 more, more than making up for the fact it cost twice as much given that twice as much was only 750 dollars.
with the orange, it's surely be even higher but with the same investment value as purple.

as for last points. i want to give a props to the comment below. last time i played, the person who wanted to get those gray ones had to haggle with us because they were harder to get but thought they'd be cheaper and faster to develop given they're bought faster. he ended up paying about six or seven hundred more for the property at least, which is then close to the difference in the hotel development costs of the purple.

as per experience, orange and red seem to do best, IMHO, for just starting out.
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Posted by jamie_l_2oo6 9 years ago
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blues are the best because you have 40% chance of getting your £200 pass go money taking off you
Posted by JustCallMeTarzan 9 years ago
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Statistical probability states that the Dark Pink and Orange - the two sets between jail and free parking - are going to be landed on the most. Owning that entire side of the board (including railroad and utility) will usually ensure a win in the game.
Posted by Daxitarian 9 years ago
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Orange is clearly the best, followed by red. Since they are both before jail, there is an increased probability that you will have to go by them twice. The advanced to St. Charles Place, the advance to Illinois Ave, nearest railroad and nearest utility all increase the probability that orange and red will be hit. So when probability and return on investment are factored in, orange is the best. Giving someone the orange is monopoly suicide.
Posted by symphonyofdissent 9 years ago
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I have not played monopoly in a while so I really don't want to do this debate, but your argument is contradictory. The problem with having a 40 percent chance from GO of landing on one of the light blue properties is that the other starting players also have a 40 percent chance and it is very likely that each of the three will go to a different player. This makes gaining all three deeds of the color incredibly difficult and probably far too costly. Having to haggle and trade for a property your truly want puts you at a disadvantaged position and at the whim of your opponent.
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