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How the day works

Monopoly Run 'Live' is a real-time version of the popular Monopoly Run (London) board game. It is played in a single day in central London and involves visiting the actual sites that the board game is based on. Our bespoke control system allows multiple 'mini-games' to be simultaneously run, enabling hundreds of teams to compete on the day, yet each team will only have a maximum of seven other competitor teams, giving everyone a good chance at winning.  The game is all about your tactics and speed in getting around the capital! Here are the main objectives of the day:
Buying Properties

Buying Properties

The principle objective is to buy up as many properties in the Monopoly board game as possible by visiting the actual locations in central London. Within each 'mini-game', the team that arrives at a particular site first, has the option to  buy it. If they do, then any subsequent teams within their mini-game that arrive will have to pay the first team 'rent'.
Earning Rent

Earning Rent

You will get rent automatically added to your in-game bank balance when the other teams within your mini-game visit a site you own. On receiving rent, anybody who signed into the app will receive a push notification.
Quiz & Team Challenges

Quiz & Team Challenges

At each location, you will be presented with a question and a team challenge (such as photographing a specific object). The mobile app manages all of this and each team can gain valuable points towards their overall score. 
Visiting all Properties

Visiting all Properties

Visit as many of the places on the board as possible as your team will have their 'money' deducted for every property you don't visit.

How does it all work?

Web Application
Meeting Location

The start point for the day is Waterloo Railway Station, 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.

Generally there will be someone from the Run team at Waterloo an hour before the start at 9:30am.

Teams
Teams

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

Multiple Games
Games

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
Starting the game

At 9:30 am on the dot our system will start the game, at this point you have until 5:00 pm to complete the Run. Your first task for the day is to check-in at Waterloo. You will be able to earn a Chance card at Waterloo, 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 Waterloo, you will be politely asked to go back to the start, no matter where you are.

Locations
Locations

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
End of the day

After a long day pounding the streets of London, what you do after 5pm (offical 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 fairwell 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.

mobile app screenshot

Our Custom Built App

Our custom-built app has been designed to allow you to get the most out of the day. It can be installed on iOS and Android phones and is available from the respective app stores. It can be found by searching for "MR Live".

The app will allow you to:

FAQs

Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions that we get asked. However, if you have any more questions don't hesitate to contact us via our helpdesk.
Who can take part?
The event is open to anybody who is over the age of 10. 

You also have to be a member of the Scout Association, Guide Association or SAGGA.
How many people can I bring?
Do we pay for leaders?
How do I register?
How many in a team?
What do I need on the day?
What time does the Run start and end?
What travelcard do I need?
Where do I get the app from?
Where do we meet?
Who can come along?
Monopoly Run FAQs

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