My brother, sister, parents, and myself just played Monopoly. Somehow I ended up completely renovating the rules of trade. =P I think my sister wanted to get one of the deeds from me for something and during negotiations I offered a cut in rent in exchange for the property. She didn't like that too much, so the deal was off. Next thing I know she's offering my brother a deed in exchange for immunity to that property. Since there were three other players as well to land on the completed set he agreed.
During the course of play we made the following deals:
Zim pays 100 on Rail Roads (in exchange for the forth railroad)
EJ is immune on Orange (in exchange for the third deed)
RWL (my dad) pays 100 on cyan (in exchange for the last of red and green)
Zim pays 1/3 on Red (in exchange for the last of the green in return for the last of the red)
2JLee (my brother) pays 1/2 on Blue (in exchange for all four railroads in return for the other blue)
EJ pays 100 less on Violet (in exchange for the last violet card and some money)
At some point my dad made some sort of financing agreement with my mom to buy the houses for her property and he would get 1/2 of the rent, but she went bankrupt to my brother before he could follow through with that deal. I was ready to end the game at that point since when we first started we agreed that after the first person went bankrupt the rest would count their money and the richest won, but my sister wanted to continue playing so we did.
There came a point when I had to pay my brother 800 rent and I could've made it easily with a little readjustment of assets, but I didn't feel like continuing to play so I gave all of my deeds and cash, as well as the debt to deal with. Along with that she also inherited my deals (only paying 100 on Rail Roads and RWL paying 100 on Cyan), so things kept going. Soon after my dad had to pay a debt, and barely could. After paying it and having almost no cash and only Park Place unmortaged he retired and I, acting as banker, auctioned his property off (Park Place and Board Walk) to my sister and brother but the deals he had went null because his property wasn't inherited by anyone. My brother paid 800 for Park Place and my sister paid 100 for Board Walk, basically just to keep the other from getting another set.
Due to the immunity my sister had for Orange my brother sold all the houses (12) he had on it and bought more on another set she didn't have a deal on. She was soon after hit by a 40 per house and 115 per hotel card, then landed on my brother's property. She finally resigned gracefully, even though she could have paid it off although barely.
Now, if you ask me this kind of game play presents a very interesting twist on Monopoly for groups of 3 or more. Just remember to write down the deals somewhere as you make them. I'm calling it the Modern Negotiators' Rules to Monopoly. :-)
P.S. One further rule that could be added is that the deals themselves (for example, only paying 100 on Cyan) could be sold as well.
What do you think? ^_^