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How to win at Monopoly and use the game to teach children

Strategies you can implement immediately to improve your chance of winning
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This course covers the history of Monopoly, strategies to employ to win the game, and how to use Monopoly to teach children important life lessons. You will learn that the game has 2 distinct phases each with a different strategy, and that jail is not always a bad thing. You will also learn how to trade effectively during each phase of the game.

Examples of property names are based on the US game.  A link is provided within the course to convert US properties to other versions.

Who is the target audience?
  • You should take this course if you want to improve your ability to win at Monopoly
  • You should take this course if you want to teach children important life lessons using the game of Monopoly
  • Don't take this course if you are undefeated at Monopoly :)
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What Will I Learn?
Detailed winning strategies for the game of Monopoly
Ideas for using Monopoly to teach children important life skills
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  • Knowledge of the general layout of the Monopoly gameboard
  • Familiarity with the concept of "color groups"
  • An understanding of the rules of Monopoly
  • The game Monopoly
  • An add-on to the game Monopoly such as the Mega Edition (optional)
Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 05:50

Welcome to the course! In this lecture I introduce myself, and why I decided to create this course. I will:

  • Cover a brief history of the game of monopoly
  • Review the gameboard
  • Discuss luck vs strategy
  • Explain the most frequently landed on properties
Preview 05:50
Phases of the game
1 Lecture 07:21
Additional strategies
1 Lecture 07:21

This lecture explains strategies that you can use during any phase of the game. I'll cover:

  • When it is too dangerous to trade
  • Predicting where your opponent will land
  • How much cash to keep on hand
  • What is special about having 3 houses
  • What to do with the utilities
  • How to use a housing shortage to your advantage
Strategies for any phase of the game
What the game can teach children
1 Lecture 05:28
Using Monopoly to teach children
Add-ons to the original game
1 Lecture 06:59

Learn about interesting add-ons to the game of Monopoly

Add-ons to the game
BONUS Material
1 Lecture 01:33

4 house rules that are probably making your game go too long.

BONUS: Are your games going too long? Here's why.
About the Instructor
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790 Students
2 Courses
Podcaster, Author, and Critical Care Pharmacist

Joseph Muench, better known as “Pharmacy Joe” is a doctor of pharmacy and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  He is the author of “A Pharmacist’s Guide to Inpatient Medical Emergencies” on Amazon, host of the # 1 Hospital Pharmacy podcast in iTunes: The Elective Rotation, and creator of an online Critical Care Pharmacy Academy.

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