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Monopoly (1990) is a game show based on the popular board game of the same name. It aired on ABC alongside the Super Jeopardy! tournament. Thirteen episodes were produced to air with the thirteen Super Jeopardy! episodes, but the thirteenth episode did not air and was replaced by a America's Funniest Home Videos rerun.
Three players are designated by the colors red, blue and yellow, and the game starts on the first square of a large Monopoly board, Marvin Gardens Avenue. Contestants ring in to identify words from crossword clues. The contestant who gives a correct answer captures the square and its value and the next square (a street property--no utilities or railroads) is played. A player can capture all streets in a color scheme, creating a "monopoly." If different players capture a street on a string of properties, they play it off for the monopoly.
In the second round, players can use the money scored to buy houses (worth $50) for their properties captured or hotels ($250). Dice were thrown to see which street to land on, and questions asked paid off what it was worth with houses or hotel as per a standard Monopoly deed card. After time expires, the players cash in their houses and hotels. Whoever has the highest score in money is the winner.
The contestant winning plays a bonus game in which he/she gets five rolls of the dice and must circle the board within those rolls without landing on any of five "Go To Jail" spots to win $25,000. If the player lands exactly on "Go" on the fifth roll, the payoff is $50,000.
Monopoly was first planned for syndication with Peter Tomarken as host, but it was shelved due to lack of station interest.
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There has not been a DVD release for this show.