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Revision 3 . . (edit) March 31, 2007 3:22 pm by Simons Mith [Categories, slight rewording]
Revision 2 . . September 23, 2004 12:49 pm by Kevan
Revision 1 . . September 23, 2004 12:49 pm by Kevan
  

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Changed: 1c1
Although Monument/Bank is now considered one station for gameplay purposes and should properly be played as "Monument/Bank", on boards up to at least 1987 it was shown as two stations, Monument and Bank (not going too fast for you am I?). The two were shown with an escalator link between them, usually represented as a zig-zag line. Consequently, under Chalk Farm '84 rules a move from Monument to Bank is legal, provided the player is not in spoon, and increases spin and token loadings accordingly, but leaves LV unaltered. The fusion into one station means that, under later rulesets, if one player plays "Monument" or "Bank" rather than the combined name, his opponent may declare "Escalator" and then move as if at the other part of the combined station, eg to Green Park, with consequent advantages.
Although Monument/Bank is now considered one station for gameplay purposes and should properly be played as "Monument for Bank" or vice versa, on boards up to at least 1987 it was shown as two stations, Monument and Bank (not going too fast for you am I?). The two were shown with an escalator link between them, usually represented as a zig-zag line. Consequently, under Chalk Farm '84 rules a move from Monument to Bank is legal, provided the player is not in spoon, and increases spin and token loadings accordingly, but leaves line velocity unaltered. The fusion into one station means that, under later rulesets, if one player plays 'Monument' or 'Bank' rather than the combined name, his opponent may declare "Escalator" and then move as if at the other part of the combined station, e.g. to Green Park, with consequent advantages.

Changed: 3c3
Similar maneouvres are, of course, possible at Tower Hill/Tower Gateway and Bow Road/Bow Church but these are more recent innovations, Monument/Bank is considered traditional.
Similar manoeuvres are, of course, possible at Tower Hill/Tower Gateway and Bow Road/Bow Church but these are more recent innovations, Monument/Bank is considered traditional.

Changed: 7,8c7,9
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