Always try to keep full sets broken up on your table. This prevents your opponents from being able to use Deal Breaker against you but leaves you the flexibility to combine them all into full sets next turn without using one of your three plays. The best full sets to acquire are those where one of the cards making up the full set is a dual color wild property cards. With these sets you can keep the dual color wild property card separate on the table with the other color up and then combine them when needed. Advancement to this play is to hide the wild property card with one other property so that your opponents can’t tell it completes your set.Check out the Monopoly Deal Rules and FAQ website to learn more about what counts as a move and how properties can be combined and seperated during your a players turn.
Strategy Examples:Say you have a Deal Breaker and two light blue properties in your hand and on the table you have a yellow property and a light blue. On your turn you pick up a yellow property, and a red and yellow dual wildcard property. The best strategy might be to lay down one light blue property (making two light blue properties on the table – one shy of a full set), one yellow (making two yellows together on the table – one shy of a full set), and the red and yellow dual wildcard property with the Red side up (making it a single red property). Now you have no full sets so anyone with the other Deal Breaker can’t take your cards but next turn you can combine the yellows and red/yellow dual wild card to make a full set, lay down the light blue card to make a full set, and play the Deal Breaker to steal a full set and you’ve won.
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section for answers to frequently asked questions about rules and game play.