Monopoly/Stock Exchange

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STOCK EXCHANGE

The goal of this section is to provide the definitive guide to 1936 Stock Exchange addon, including cards and such that can be printed out to replicate the features of the original game as closely as possible. These will likely be offered in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

Note that 1992 edition produced by Chessex has some differences; additional content for it will be covered here.

Rules for Stock Exchange[edit]

Components[edit]

The following are required to play Stock Exchange:

  • rule sheet (what you're reading now, printable versions also available)
  • one Stock Exchange board space (see Printable Content below)
  • a full set of Advance to Stock Exchange cards to be inserted in the Chance and Community Chest decks (see Printable Content below)
  • thirty stock Shares, five each of the six different companies (see Printable Content below)

Setup[edit]

The Stock Exchange is what was the Free Parking square in standard Monopoly. Place the Stock Exchange space on it and fold the flaps underneath; some tape to join the two flaps to each other will make it more sturdy and able to be added and removed at will.

The number of Advance to Stock Exchange cards used varies according to the number of players to ensure the element of luck and randomness is common enough.

  • 2-3 players: 5 cards each deck
  • 4 players: 4 cards each deck
  • more than 4 players: 3 cards each deck

Please note: In the 1936 instructions, only 3 cards were added to each deck.

Landing on Stock Exchange[edit]

When a player lands on the Stock Exchange, he has the option of buying from the Bank one* Share of Stock in any Company he chooses, paying the Par Value Price printed on the Stock Certificates. If a player wishes to buy, he pays the bank for the Stock and receives a Stock Certificate in the company he selects. If the player declines this option, the Banker immediately offers this stock option for sale at Auction and sells it to the highest bidder.

Buying Stock[edit]

Original purchases of Stock can only be bought from the Bank, one Share at a time, when a player lands on the Stock Exchange. Stock can be mortgaged at one-half the Par Value Price, or can be sold to any player as a private transaction for any amount that the owner can get.

Dividends[edit]

Dividends are payable by the Bank to all shareholders upon any token landing upon the Stock Exchange, in accordance with the list printed on the Certificates held by the owner.

It is an advantage to own the entire block of Stock of a Company, as the Dividends increase considerably with the amount owned in any one Company.

Integration with Monopoly[edit]

The Stock Exchange space replaces Monopoly's traditional Free Parking. Insert the additional cards in the appropriate decks, and proceed with the game in accordance with the rules as per usual. Note that the "You get $45 from sale of stock" card is now treated as an "Advance to Stock Exchange" card.

Customizing the Game[edit]

  • some players like to be able to purchase one or two Shares of Stock at the same time. This may be done if agreeable to all players before starting the game.

1992 Updated Version[edit]

In addition to the "Advance to Stock Exchange" cards, special Chance and Community Chest cards affecting particular stocks are included. Also, American Motors is renamed Acme Motors, as at the time of its reissue, there was an ACTUAL car company with the older name (American Motors was later absorbed into the Dodge Motors company). Otherwise, this version of the game was functionally identical to its 1936 predecessor.

Printable Content[edit]

The stock certificates are available in black & white or color.

A replica of the 1936 version of the Stock Exchange corner square is available as a PDF replica.

The stock certificates have been replicated as of September 2006.

For making your own stocks (five copies of each), the table below provides the Par Value (purchase price), the dividend payments for levels of ownership, and the Loan Value (mortgage value).

In addition, there should be three "Advance to Stock Exchange" cards added to both the Chance? and Community Chest decks. The "From Sale of Stock You Get $45" Community Chest card can either be removed or treated as an additional "Advance to Stock Exchange" card. A set of these cards are available for printing as well.

Motion
Pictures
Allied
Steamships
National
Utilities
General
Radio
United
Railways
American/Acme
Motors
Par Value $ 100 $ 110 $ 120 $ 130 $ 140 $ 150
1 Share $   10 $   11 $   12 $   13 $   14 $   15
2 Shares $   40 $   44 $   48 $   52 $   56 $   60
3 Shares $   90 $   99 $ 108 $ 117 $ 126 $ 135
4 Shares $ 160 $ 176 $ 192 $ 208 $ 224 $ 240
5 Shares $ 250 $ 275 $ 300 $ 325 $ 350 $ 375
Loan Value $   50 $   55 $   60 $   65 $   70 $   75
Advance to Stock Exchange cards

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