- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (Trophy Difficulty Thread)
- Offline trophies: 15 (13, 1, 1)
- Online trophies: 0 (although Final no is much easier online)
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 1-3hrs (Estimated Time to 100%)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: Theoretically, all trophies can be earned in one hand but realistically, you will want a minimum of four hands to get every trophy.
- Number of missable trophies: No trophies are missable, per se, as a fresh hand can be started at any time and takes 5-20 minutes.
- Glitched trophies: None.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: All trophies except for Final no can be easily achieved when playing against a single, Very-Easy-level A.I opponent; Final no requires either a human opponent or an A.I opponent of Normal-level or higher.
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, the PS3+4 have separate lists.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
- Additional Peripherals needed?: No.
Welcome to Monopoly Deal! For those of you new to the game, it bears some similarity to Classic Monopoly but plays quite differently. It is meant to be a much shorter and more compact version of monopoly, played only with a special deck of cards. First, lets discuss the card breakdown:
39 Property Cards
--28 specific properties
--9 bi-color wildcard properties
--2 omni-color wildcard properties
20 Money Cards (denominations include 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10)
47 Action Cards, including:
--10 bi-color rent cards (needed for Business master, Gimme money, Rent basics)
--3 omni-color rent cards (does not work for Business master)
--3 house cards (needed for Business master)
--2 hotel cards (needed for Business master, Investor)
--2 Double the Rent cards (needed for Business master)
--10 Pass Go cards (needed for More cards!)
--3 Just Say No cards (needed for Final no)
--3 Forced Deal cards (needed for Helpful Deal, helps with I want those ones)
--3 Sly Deal cards (helps with I want those ones)
--2 Deal Breaker cards (needed for Tactician, helps with I want those ones)
--3 Debt Collector cards
--3 It's My Birthday cards
You start the game with five cards. Gameplay has two phases - First, you will always start your turn by drawing two cards; second, you will follow your draw by playing from zero to three cards. You may not have more than seven cards at the end of your turn but if you do, then you must discard any surplus over seven cards.
Card play can include any of the following: (1) playing a property into your collection of properties; (2) playing money cards (or action cards used expressly as money, as indicated by the value in the corner of the card) into your bank; (3) playing action cards. If you play a rent card coupled with a Double the Rent card, this only counts as a single play. The only card you may play outside of your turn is Just Say No, used to cancel another player's action.
Your objective (to win the game) is to have three monopolies in your property collection. A monopoly is a collection of all properties of a specific color - these include the eight color sets of 2 Brown (dark purple in classic monopoly), 3 Light Blue, 3 Light Purple, 3 Orange, 3 Red, 3 Yellow, 3 Green, 2 Blue. As well, collecting the 2 Utilities (White) or 4 Railroads (Black) each count as a monopoly. The three easiest property sets to attain are Brown, Dark Blue and Utilities, as these each only have two properties required for a set. You attain properties either, by playing them from your hand into your collection or by taking them in lieu of payment from a player who owes you a debt.
As of the 1.02 patch, this game can be played entirely offline on both the PS3 and PS4 so make sure you have this update installed before you start playing. However, while Patch 1.02 is currently available for the Family Fun Pack version of the game, members have reported that the patch does not seem to be available for the stand-alone PS4 version available on the PSN. Unfortunately, this version still requires online play.
The order of the following suggested games is unimportant; as well, all trophies can theoretically be earned in a single game but this particular line-up is suggested to minimize aggravation.
Play against a single Very-Easy-level A.I opponent. Your objective here is to earn Business master. You will need to attain the Property Cards of Park Place and Boardwalk, the action cards of House, Hotel, Double the Rent, Rent (Blue/Green; omni-color rent does not work for this trophy for some reason). You may need to draw/discard a large portion of the deck before you have all of the cards you need for this play. In this first game you will also earn Investor and Rent basics. You may earn other trophies along the way. Because the opponent difficulty is Very-Easy, the opponent will not be blocking you by playing a Just Say No card.
Play against a single Very-Easy-level A.I opponent. Your objective here is to earn I want those ones. You will likely earn Settler, Gimme money, My properties!!!, In a hurry, and Tactician along the way.
Third Game (or more):
Play against a single Very-Easy-level A.I opponent. Clean up all trophies currently not yet earned, with the exception of Final no which you will be saving for last. See the Guide for more details.
"Final No" Game:
Your goal here is to earn Final no. Play against a single Normal-level A.I opponent. This will increase the likelihood of your opponent saving and playing a Just Say No card, which is the only time in the game where you will depend on an opponent to play a specific card. Alternatively, this trophy becomes much easier to earn if you play online against a human opponent. See the Guide for more details.
[PST Would Like To Thank MrMinderbinder for this Roadmap]