Longest Game Of Monopoly

United States David Monteith

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States / March 13, 1975

David Monteith, Lazslo Farkas, Mike Dux and Al Henderson played a game of Monopoly that lasted 54 straight hours. The only additional rule they added was unlimited borrowing from the bank to ensure no one went bankrupt.

This game was played from March 13 to March 15, 1975 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Bernadine Yencho was present to time and witness the event.

The attached images show a form that was signed hourly by witnesses throughout the duration of their game.

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  • United States Pete Callan

    Pete Callan

    Me and 3 friends made the Guinness Book of records in 1982 after playing for 408 hours (17 days) Yes ok we had a short break every 4 hours under the marathon rules but we had to provide witnesses for every hour and play by the exact monopoly rules. We also raided a considerable amount of real money for charity. Yes we were young and silly but so what.

  • United States Casey Johnson

    Casey Johnson

    The longest monopoly game lasted 70 days

  • no you don't i won a game with out buying nothing once

  • United States Joni Karvosenoja

    Joni Karvosenoja

    If you land on a property which is nobody's, you must buy it or auction it.

    • United States Pete Callan

      Pete Callan

      wrong its more complicated than that. You can choose to not buy it. check the rules...An Auction only happens if someone buys the property, then later decides to mortgage it to raise capital. If they purchase it back before passing go then they can buy it back at the mortgaged rate plus 10%....If they pass go a 2nd time without buying it back the "interest" becomes 20%...After passing go a 3rd time they get one final chance to buy the property back at mortgage rate plus 30% ..If they fail to do so then the property is returned to the bank as "Repossessed" The nominated "Banker" then auctions the property off to the other players.

    • United States Pete Callan

      Pete Callan

      Note: When we set our records we played according to the rules at the TIME. I note in fairness that there has been several rule changes which mean a property has to be auctioned if no one buys it when they land on it. I guess that's to ensure a game does not last forever

  • United States David Jaques

    David Jaques

    Couldn't this go on for longer is no one bought anything? you would only lose money by landing on the chance/cc cards or luxury tax. that might last a while.

  • United States Bernadine Yencho

    Bernadine Yencho

    Wow. I am impressed. Honestly.

  • what a waste of ti....oh it was in the 70's...not on drugs, hmm yeah it was a waste

  • United States David Monteith

    David Monteith

    No breaks, no sleeping, only allowed to go to the bathroom while someone else was taking their turn, had to eat at the table. we were shooting for 100 but only lasted 54. The only drug we used was Coca-Cola. We listened to 'Dark Side of The Moon' often and the 'lunatic WAS in our brains' by the 50th hour. Good times at college.

  • United States Corey Henderson

    Corey Henderson

    I love the dot matrix printer paper

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