Late to the game, but agree with the overall sentiment here. Winning monopolies is such a fun mechanic for the fact that they are impactful. If anything I'd like to see them buffed, and remove some of the more generic +5 happiness or +25% GA length. @Gazebo - Would it be possibly to just delay the effects of a monopoly until Medieval like with Vassals and buff them? Also, my feedback at work is that I don't provide enough positive feedback... so, I'll be explicit and say I'm really impressed with all the other changes, and excited to try them out.