4. The utilities are lame… but buy ‘em anyway
You can’t bankrupt people with Electric Company and Water Works, but they’re useful in trade negotiations.
5. The fourth Railroad is very powerful
Koury isn’t into them, but Craig Way thinks you can win with just the Railroads. If you have all four, that’s $200 every time someone lands on one. So either do your best to get all four, or if you can, block someone from getting that last one. It’ll save you $100 every time you land on one, and it’ll annoy the crap out of them.
6. Yellows and Reds are good, but Oranges are the best
Stick with us…
Ken Koury tells us the Oranges are landed on more often than any other properties for several reasons: 1) The most landed-on square is Jail because there are so many ways to get there (two cards that send you there; roll doubles three times; and a Go to Jail square). Jail puts you one roll away from the Oranges; 2) The “Advance to St. Charles Place” card puts you one roll away from the Oranges; 3) The “Go Back Three Spaces” card puts you on New York Ave one out of three times; 4) The “Advance to the Nearest Utility” card puts you on Electric Company two out of three times, which is, that’s right... one roll away from the Oranges.
The Oranges also make sense statistically. You’ll invest $1,500 to get a max rent of $1,000, as opposed to the Greens, where you’re going to invest $3,000 and only get a max rent of $1,200.
TL;DR? Buy the oranges if you can.