Please give it another try. ðŸ™‚

]]>This one’s a little more difficult (I haven’t done prob/stat in a long time, so I doubt I could answer it). Why is it a bad idea to play Monopoly with more than 4 players? One big reason is, the 5th player and on have a difficult time buying properties. With 4 players ahead of them, they’re more likely to land on previously purchased properties. Exploring this fully would delve into multiple turns, probability of doubles, etc.

For a different exercise, have your students explore the prices of deeds and their corresponding rents. The current Monopoly iteration is the product of dozens of home-brewed editions and countless hours of playtesting. Why do deed prices increase at uniform $20 values for most of the board? Why do base rents move similarly, and what’s the return-on-investment of deeds at various housing levels? Could your students design a better deed cost structure?

]]>Just by placing the pieces at different squares, you can get completely different answers to these questions. There are really endless possibilities.

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