Monopoly is a painfully boring game. However, I’ve invented a way to
make it fun. I call it Monopoly – Shadow Banking System Edition(tm)
make any kind of deal and write any contract you want, including but
not limited to: 1) Equity financings. E.g. Player A gives B $1000, and in return A
gets 5% of future cash flows from so and so of B’s properties.
2) Derivatives. Players can sell you an option to buy a property, an
option on cash flows or even an option an options. You can write call
options, put options, futures, collars, butterflies – anything you can
3) Securitization. You can securitize whatever you want. Don’t get
your mortgage from the bank – bundle them up and create securities.
Split the interest from the principal and sell them separately.
Whatever. If you can write it in a contract and find a counterparty,
it’s legal. Additional optional rules:
– “Too big to fail” if you have at least 2 monopolies and are going
out of business, roll one die and if you get anything except a 6, the
bank gives you $10,000.
– Trade real money for fake money. Being rich in real life gives you
an unfair advantage – just like real life.