The Monopoly Game Game
by Randall L. Whipkey
When McDonald's ran their most recent Monopoly Game contest,
Short and four friends found that each had two game pieces of
different colored property sets. They decided to trade pieces so
that each would have two of the three same-color game pieces needed
to win a prize. Each kept one original game piece and traded
the other round the table; as it turned out, no two of the five
ended up simply swapping to make a matched pair. From the
Monopoly Game Game data below, can you find each trader's full
name, the game piece he or she had at the beginning and kept to
make a colored pair, and the property he or she traded away?
- The five pairs of matching color game pieces are as
follows: Oriental Ave. and Vermont Ave., light blue; States
Ave. and St. Charles Place, light purple; Indiana Ave. and
Illinois Ave., red; Ventnor Ave. and Marvin Gardens, yellow;
and Pacific Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave., green.
- Reading isn't the one of the five who ended up with the
- The person who traded away Marvin Gardens got St. Charles
Place from the game piece swapping.
- Park isn't the one who had Vermont Ave. as one of the two
original game pieces.
- Steve and Chance eventually got third pieces to go with
their colored pairs and won prizes.
- Teresa kept States Ave. and traded away her other property.
- Neither Jeff nor Reading started out with the Illinois
- Neither Dina nor Chance is the one of the five who traded
away the green Pacific Ave. game piece.
- Neither Alan nor Steve is the one who traded away the
Oriental Ave. property.
- The five friends are Jeff, Dice, the one who traded away
the Indiana Ave. game piece, the one who got the Pacific
Ave. game piece from the trading, and Dina.
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