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If there is one constant in gaming, it is Monopoly. Monopoly has been on every system imaginable, often multiple times. The world of Monopoly has been thoroughly mined, and there is little in the way of innovation. Unless that is, you count brilliant titles like Square’s Fortune Street.


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This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Monopoly

Monopoly Go, Mr. Monopoly in an airplane

One of the most striking things about Monopoly Go is that it isn’t really a Monopoly game at all. It has all the ephemera of a Monopoly game. It looks like a Monopoly game at first blush, but you aren’t buying properties, or strategically placing down houses. You aren’t haggling with your friends for properties. None of that is present here.

Instead, Monopoly Go is about building an empire and pillaging from your opponents. You will do this by landing on railway station squares, which will then allow you to engage in a city invasion mini-game.

Early Ability Upgrades

Monopoly Go, Moving around the board as the hat

As you build and upgrade your structures, you will unlock a number of new abilities. We’ve included all the abilities you will encounter in the first hundred levels!

Level

Ability

Description

4

Rent Targets (level 1)

Place a rival on the board and collect from them when you land on their square.

8

Auto Roll

This will allow the game to roll for you. No tapping required!

15

Sticker Album

This will unlock the ability for you to collect stickers. Collect a whole series and gain huge rewards.

20

Daily Treats

Daily Treats will reward you for logging in daily.

35

Quick Wins

The Quick Wins are your daily quests. Complete them for easy rolls.

45

Net Worth Upgrade

This will increase the amount of dice you can hold from 30 to 40.

60

Go Tile

This will unlock your ability to collect go. A Monopoly classic!

75

Rent Targets (level 2)

Place a second rival on the board and collect from them when you land on their square.

100

Shutdown

Increase the amount of money you gain from invading other cities and shutting down buildings.

How To Make Bank With Bank Heists

Monopoly Go, Playing the Bank Heist minigame

So, when you invade another player’s world, you will either attack a building, or you will raid their bank. If you raid their bank there are three outcomes…

  • Three diamond rings will give you the best possible payout
  • Three wads of cash will give you the middle-of-the-road payout
  • Three coins will give you the worst payout

While the board is randomized, it doesn’t appear to be completely randomized. As an example, we have never seen three diamond rings in a straight row. Use that info to try to get the best outcome for yourself! We live to peck away from the corners. This has, more often than not, provided solid results for us.

Dice Capacity

Monopoly Go, Mr. Monopoly rolling the dice

Your dice roll allotment will start on the low side in Monopoly Go. Thankfully, as you build and complete cities, you will be able to increase your maximum amount of rolls. Naturally, the more dice rolls you can accumulate, the longer the break you can take between sessions.

Your first Dice Capacity Upgrade will come early, at level 45. After that, you will need to hit level 175 to get your next capacity increase, and level 300 for the one after that.

Upgrade By Value

Monopoly Go, Venice in Monopoly Go

With every city you unlock, you’ll have five more buildings that you need to build and upgrade. However, don’t be fooled, each update is worth one upgrade point irrespective of the cost. So, try to squeeze as many in as possible by upgrading in order of value.

Each upgrade will place houses on your map, so the more you can get the better, as it will make your rolls more profitable. Remember, time is money. So, use your time wisely!

Triple It Up

Monopoly Go, Mr. Monopoly destroying landmarks

One of the earlier unlocks you will get in Monopoly Go is the ability to increase your multiplier. This will allow you to roll up to three dice instead of just one. If you roll three dice, you will triple your rewards, including your ill-gotten gains from a heist.

You don’t unlock the ability to use multiple dice by way of the upgrade path. You will simply be given this unique gift at level 20.

In fact, the multiplier will affect every effect. There is almost no reason NOT to use the triple multiplier. Unless that is, you just like rolling die and walking around the board.

If you are truly looking to optimize your strategy, you could choose to go lower your multiplier when you are in range of a tax space, as that will increase your losses by way of the multiplier. However, we don’t actually think it is worth the hassle.

Keep Your Shields Topped Up

Monopoly Go, Mr. Monopoly defending with a shield

As you progress along the map, you will inevitably pick up shields (they will be everywhere). These are what will protect your buildings from the siege tools of your enemies. However, you can only hold three at a time. Once you have three, you’ll become vulnerable.

This means that you’ll need to log back in frequently to check back on your shields, and then refill them when necessary. You’ll be getting about five rolls per hour, so if you check back in every three hours or so, you should be able to keep those buildings safe. Sleep in shifts, people.

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