If losing a normal game of monopoly is frustrating, losing to this strategy is excruciating, as a losing opponent essentially has no path to victory, even with lucky rolls. Your goal is to play conservatively, lock up more resources, and let the other players lose by attrition. If you want to see these people again, I recommend not gloating, but simply state that you’re playing to win, and that it wasn’t your idea to play Monopoly in the first place.
My affection for Monopoly has gone in waves.
As a kid, I thought it was long and boring, like everyone else.
As a teenager, I learned strategies and the actual rules, playing probably over a hundred rounds, and loved it.
For most of my adult life, I’ve thought it had an unfairly bad reputation, and that if you played with competent people by the actual rules, it was a great game.
But as I find so many better games, I’m coming around to what nearly everyone else already knew about Monopoly: it doesn’t hold up to modern standards of good game design.