How to play monopoly on a home network

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How to play monopoly on a home network
You can play Monopoly on different computers in your home network. (Network connection image by Fantasista from Fotolia.com)

Monopoly is popular around the world. This best-selling board game is available in 103 countries and manufactured in 37 languages. Due to its popularity and the large number of Internet users who play games online, Monopoly can be played on the Internet. If you're a fan and want to play on your computer, websites such as Pogo and Hasbro enable you to play with users from all over the world. If you have a home network, you can use the PS Monopoly site to play with your family using up to six different computers in your network.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log onto the PS Monopoly site, where you will get access to the Monopoly multiplayer networked version. You will need to download and install this Monopoly version on every computer operating on your home network to be able to play with your family or friends on your home network. The game is free; however, before you install it, it is necessary that you sign up for a free trial with Game House. This trial has no commitment.

  2. 2

    Click on the "SIGN UP for the FREE Trial Now" link displayed in the "Step 1 - Support Us for FREE" section of the page. Enter your e-mail address in the "E-mail" text field, assign a password and type it in the "Password" text field and then re-enter it in the "Re-Enter Password" field. Click the "Create Account" tab, enter the information required in the "Billing Information" page and click the "Continue" tab to confirm your order. Keep in mind that you will not be charged; however, if you don't cancel before the free trial ends, you will be charged £12.90 per month. Game House will indicate your trial period length when you sign up.

  3. 3

    Click the "Windows" or "Linux" link displayed in the "Step 2 - Install & Configure Software" section of the page. You will need to perform these steps on every computer that will be used to play Monopoly on your home network. Click the "Save File" tab displayed on the "Opening psmonopoly-setup.msi" window.

  4. 4

    Double-click on the "psmonopoly-setup.msi" file displayed on the "Downloads" box to launch the Windows installer. Follow the installation prompts and when finished, double-click on the "psmonopoly" icon on your desktop to launch the game. This step is also required on every computer that will be used to play Monopoly on your home network.

  5. 5

    Click the "Settings" menu on the game's interface and select the "Configure" option. Configure the program by entering the screen name you want to use and on the left side, choose the icon you want to use when playing. Click "OK" when finished to save the changes.

  6. 6

    Select the "play.psmonopoly.com" server from the server list displayed on the "Settings" menu and then click the "Create your own game" option displayed on the game's interface. Choose the options you want, such as number of players, and then have everyone else on your home network join your game by clicking on the "Join" button next to the screen name you chose previously. The only person that can begin the game is the person who created it; therefore, once everyone has joined, click the "Start" tab to begin the game.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are not interested in keeping the membership with Game House, simply cancel the order once you have installed the Monopoly game in your home network computers.

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