Monopoly Deal

Players 2-5
Age range 8 and up
Playing time 15 minutes
Random chance High
Skill(s) required Adding, Social skills, Strategy

Monopoly Deal is a card game derived from the board-game Monopoly, produced and sold by Parker Brothers under a license from Hasbro.

Players attempt to collect three different complete sets of cards representing the properties from the board game, either by playing them directly, stealing them from other players, or collecting them as rent for other properties they already own. The cards in the 110-card deck represent properties and wild cards, various denominatins of Monopoly money used to pay rent, and special action cards which can either be played for their effects or banked as money instead.

Game steps

  1. Take out 4 simple rule cards for reference. Then shuffle the remaining 106 cards and distribute 5 cards to each player face down.
  2. Put the remaining cards face down in the center to create the draw pile.
  3. Decide who should go first (play continues clockwise).
  4. Each player must take 2 cards when their turn starts. If a player has no cards when their turn starts, they draw 5 cards on their turn. He or she then take two cards from the deck.
  5. Each player can play (put down) up to 3 Property cards, Action cards, Money cards or any combination of the three each turn.
    1. Put money/action cards into the bank. If an action card is put into the bank, it will be treated as money until the game ends.
    2. Use action cards to take money, even properties from your rivals.
    3. Lay out the properties.
  6. If your rival(s) request you to pay money you may choose to pay in cash or property. If you don't have any cards in front of you, you don't have to pay any cards on your hand. You don't have to pay from a complete set. Change is not given if you overpay. The multi-coloured property wild cards are an exception to this: They do not need to be given away to pay off fees to your rival(s) as they do not have any monetary value, so they can only be taken away by Deal Breaker, Sly Deal and Force Deal action cards.
  7. Upon finishing your turn, if you have more than 7 cards in your hand you must choose some cards to discard to the bottom of the draw pile to keep to 7 cards in your hand.
  8. A player wins when they have 3 sets of different colored properties on his turn. This means that there is only one winner for any one game. Usually, if there are no longer any cards left in the Draw Pile, a player would shuffle the cards remaining in the Play Pile and draw the card(s) required.

You may put a house, then a hotel on a property full set if your have one, except Railroads and Utilities.

Card types

Usage of the cards

Video games

A video game adaptation for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One is available.