How the day works
Teams visiting a property after it's purchased won't know that has been purchased. This ensures that you have a chance of teams visiting your property.
Your team can also earn extra rent if you own all the properties in a colour group or building a hotel on the property. Hotels can only be purchased if you have enough money in the bank and you own all the properties in a group.
Quiz & Team Challenges
The mobile app manages all of this and each team can gain valuable money towards their bank balance.
Visiting all Properties
* This is based on the current status of the property, i.e. whether all the properties in the colour are owned or if there is a hotel.
How does it all work?
The start point for the day is Jubilee Gardens (next to the London Eye), all groups are required to meet us at the Check-in point.
Our band of merry helpers will be there to assist you and also to hand out the team packs and badges.
Our team will be at the start location ready for you to collect your packs and assist you with any queries from 8:30am.
As a group you are allowed to enter as many teams as you would like into the day.
Teams are made up of a maximum of 7 people, we also suggest that teams are no less than 3.
Any teams with participants under the age of 14 must have a leader to accompany them. Leaders are included in maximum team numbers.
Teams with participants over the age of 14 are allowed to go without a leader if the section leader is happy.
A leader must accompany the unit/group at the start and be in and around London to assist when needed; please don't just send Explorers/Rangers on their own to London.
As we have limited properties and lots of teams, we have to run multiple games. Each game has a maximum of 7 teams. During the day you will only be playing against these teams.
Upon sign up each Scout Group gets to choose whether they would like their teams to be placed in the same game, or whether they will be mixed in with other groups from around the UK.
Starting the game
Start times are staggered (9:30, 9:45 & 10:00), to reduce the rush that happens at the start. After starting, you have until 17:00, 17:15 or 17:30 respectively to complete the Run. Your first task for the day is to check in at the London Eye/Jubilee Gardens. You will be able to earn a Chance card at London Eye/Jubilee Gardens, but you are not able to buy this location.
This check-in will allow you to play the rest of the game.
How do we do the first check-in?
You have two options, either by the app (the quickest option), or by phoning the control team.
What happens if we don't?
If you fail or forget to check-in at London Eye/Jubilee Gardens, you will be politely asked to go back to the start, no matter where you are.
All of the properties that you will be visiting during the day appear on the London version of Monopoly
Although the location names are the same (e.g.'Bond Street'), the check-in positioning along the road changes each year - possibly by as much as 100 metres. As a team it's your job to get to the exact point that you can see in the image provided for that location (which will be in the game pack and on the app).
To check-in at a location there are two options: the best way is to use the app. This uses GPS to find your location and then check it against the place that you are trying to check-in at. This process normally takes a couple of seconds and then you can be off to your next location.
The second option is to phone into the control team who will be ready and waiting to check you in. Be prepared to answer a question to verify that you are actually at the location.
End of the day
After a long day pounding the streets of London, what you do after your team's finish time (official end point of the day) is down to you. With most groups coming far and wide for the day, it's normal for most to bid farewell to the 'big smoke' shortly after the finishing time.
Results for the day are generally published an hour after the end of the day, and these will appear on this site.
Shortly after the main results we will also send an email out to group coordinators with a customised page showing each of your teams, and their stats for the day.
Our Custom Built App
The app will allow you to: