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How to Make Your Own Monopoly Game: Board, Money, and Cards

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Blank Monopoly board.

Blank Monopoly board.

Making your own Monopoly board is easy! The first step is printing out the above image onto a larger board. You can also make your own board using free drawing software online, like Google Draw.

You will also need to make:

  • Property cards
  • Money (below)
  • Game pieces
  • Community Chest and Chance cards

How to Print the Board at Home

Printing a Monopoly board on a home computer and printer.

Printing a Monopoly board on a home computer and printer.

The standard board size for Monopoly is 20-by-20 inches.

Most home printers can't print a 20-inch sheet of paper. However, you can blow up the image and print it on multiple sheets of standard-sized paper.

  1. In the print setting window, under page handling, select "tile all pages."
  2. An image on the right-hand side of the window will show you how the image will be divided over numerous sheets of paper. In the example above, it's spread out over nine.
  3. Be sure to indicate a small amount of overlap between the pages (under page handling) for easier assembly.
  4. Print and glue onto a recycled game board.

Monopoly Money

1 Monopoly dollar bill.

1 Monopoly dollar bill.

5 Monopoly dollar bill.

5 Monopoly dollar bill.

10 Monopoly dollar bill.

10 Monopoly dollar bill.

20 Monopoly dollar bill.

20 Monopoly dollar bill.

50 Monopoly dollar bill.

50 Monopoly dollar bill.

100 Monopoly dollar bill.

100 Monopoly dollar bill.

500 Monopoly dollar bill.

500 Monopoly dollar bill.

Community Chest and Chance Cards

If you're making your own Monopoly game, you likely want to make your own Chance and Community Chest cards, but here's what they are if you need some inspiration:

Community Chest:

  • Advance to Go (Collect $200)
  • Bank error in your favor—Collect $200
  • Doctor's fee—Pay $50
  • From sale of stock you get $50
  • Get Out of Jail Free
  • Go to Jail–Go directly to jail–Do not pass Go–Do not collect $200
  • Grand Opera Night—Collect $50 from every player for opening night seats
  • Holiday Fund matures—Receive $100
  • Income tax refund–Collect $20
  • It is your birthday—Collect $10
  • Life insurance matures–Collect $100
  • Pay hospital fees of $100
  • Pay school fees of $150
  • Receive $25 consultancy fee
  • You are assessed for street repairs–$40 per house–$115 per hotel
  • You have won second prize in a beauty contest–Collect $10
  • You inherit $100

Chance:

  • Advance to Go (Collect $200)
  • Advance to Illinois Ave—If you pass Go, collect $200
  • Advance to St. Charles Place – If you pass Go, collect $200
  • Advance token to nearest Utility. If unowned, you may buy it from the Bank. If owned, throw dice and pay owner a total ten times the amount thrown.
  • Advance token to the nearest Railroad and pay owner twice the rental to which he/she {he} is otherwise entitled. If Railroad is unowned, you may buy it from the Bank.
  • Bank pays you dividend of $50
  • Get Out of Jail Free
  • Go Back 3 Spaces
  • Go to Jail–Go directly to Jail–Do not pass Go, do not collect $200
  • Make general repairs on all your property–For each house pay $25–For each hotel $100
  • Pay poor tax of $15
  • Take a trip to Reading Railroad–If you pass Go, collect $200
  • Take a walk on the Boardwalk–Advance token to Boardwalk
  • You have been elected Chairman of the Board–Pay each player $50
  • Your building and loan matures—Collect $150
  • You have won a crossword competition—Collect $100

Property Card Template

Blank property card.

Blank property card.

Have You Made Your Own 'Opoly?

Anushka on July 30, 2020:

You should also send the rules

After9Marbles on July 30, 2020:

I can print the houses and hotels for anyone that needs them just search my name on etsy.

Cynthia Goodman on June 25, 2020:

Just FYI (for your unformation), there are two videos on YouTube showing how to make your own Monoply board game. They are quite informative. I plan to xhange up alot oof the info. on this one. Thanks for sharing this post.

Solomon Bamidele on June 24, 2020:

I like the game

Iganjo on June 15, 2020:

How do I make the houses and hotels

. on May 22, 2020:

How do I print the board? I don't see any link... And it wont let me download it....

m on May 12, 2020:

finally some one who tells you HOW to actually make the game

Abbie Pugsley on April 17, 2020:

can someone help me download these please?i have a macbook and i cant seem to be able to get this to print out?

John on April 14, 2020:

Very nice,, long time looking for something useful for Monopoly purpose...lol how can i contact you.. iam, planning to create a shipping monopoly...

Sree on April 10, 2020:

Hi, iam just preparing the monopoly game but i really don't have any idea about much of the rules and i don't find any steps in knowing how many currency notes i should make.

Joe on April 09, 2020:

Do you know where to get game boards? maybe a printer that could print my design?

emmie james on April 06, 2020:

hi, if you received a super random comment, ignore it. i was testing the comment feature. love the article btw

magnoliasouth from Mobile, Alabama on March 03, 2020:

For those of you having trouble downloading the images. Right click on the image; choose Save as; change .webp to .png

You'll have to do this with each image. It will download and work fine.

Remember too, that you'll have to enlarge the game board to 20x20 inches. If it becomes pixelated, let me know and I'll try to help further.

Merryck on February 22, 2020:

Thank you so much I can now finish my monopoly board game project

plonker on December 28, 2019:

Hi, I can't seem to download, there's no link. I have registered and signed in and no luck. May I have some help please? You've done a great job and I'd love to make my kids a personalised game.

Jill on October 29, 2019:

Hello, I can’t seem to open the link. Am I doing something wrong? I signed in and it still didn’t work?

kallam on October 26, 2019:

so cool

CoenBoyz48 on August 05, 2019:

can we edit it on this website?

alexis on May 01, 2019:

it wont let me edit the photo on any websites that i have tried any suggestons

Unknown on March 16, 2019:

What is the printer program that you used?

hobby.lark on January 21, 2019:

if any one want help comment below and i will answer you for all what you want because i make my own monopoly by drawing and i almost know everything abot it :)

Tara Ring on January 13, 2019:

I can't get to the editable cards. I really need this site I have a blank monopoly game board this would be perfect any ideas?

anonymous on December 07, 2018:

The best thing ever

The Biggest Fail on November 29, 2018:

AND I want to make my own game of it. That could involve changing the rules, changing the properties, changing the chance or community chest tasks etc.

Felix Maxted on November 21, 2018:

How do you do it?

Unknown on October 09, 2018:

This is cool. :)

jacob on October 03, 2018:

can you give me a link to the color pricing and house pricing please? im making a greek version

Fortuntee on June 15, 2018:

When i download there's a lot of pop ups. It's some kind of security that want access to my computer to protect web searches. Can you send me the steps of what i suppose to download please. Need the template for the property cards

Momma In Need on June 01, 2018:

How do you Get the monopoly Font? Please help. I am making this for my kids b-day and need to know asap.

jayden on April 13, 2018:

i love this idea

Jillian111 on January 26, 2018:

how do i get the board template?

Kallis bernasconi on January 20, 2018:

I want to make a board game MONOPOLY

alese on January 19, 2018:

can I use for project

aj on January 14, 2018:

What program did you use? Word does not have those printing settings.

myda on December 21, 2017:

image isnt big enough to print

ether on November 28, 2017:

i dont have a printer so i cant use this

Kait on November 04, 2017:

I have had to make a monopoly board for school, and my teacher included Stockholder cards. I don't understand how she wants me to include these along with the extra money cards.

jacamp2222 on October 02, 2017:

The download link no longer works

Jaclynn Seesink on February 09, 2017:

what program did you use to print it? i cant seem to find those settings in any of my programs

Chinnapat Tananta on February 08, 2017:

Great Idea Thank you

Fericito on February 07, 2017:

I really want to use your templates but I can't seem to see where to download them. It lets me pin them to pintrest or view them in facebook, but what might I be doing wrong?

A on December 19, 2016:

I do not know how to get to the template

- on November 17, 2016:

Brill stuff! Really helpful!

lol on June 21, 2016:

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Nina on September 27, 2015:

Thank You for this!

anniewhere on July 06, 2014:

i used to make my own board games as a kid, i liked the creativity in it.never thought of making a monopoly cause we used to own one. but it's a cool idea

StrongMay on May 30, 2014:

My grandfather made his own monopoly, based on his company!

shauna1934 (author) on March 26, 2014:

@mwaltner: You have to register to download.

mwaltner on March 25, 2014:

I can't get this to open / download. I keep being taken to a login page.

Lionrhod from Orlando, FL on March 13, 2014:

Fantastic idea. I'm a monopoly fiend!

joanzueway on January 16, 2014:

Thank you for this wonderful lens

shauna1934 (author) on January 15, 2014:

@Reaching_Apex: I agree. I'm working on a trivial pursuit for instilling values right now. Hopefully no one rips me off.

Reaching_Apex on January 12, 2014:

Love this idea. Saves a lot of money, and you can change the properties to something more fun for the kids, like restaurants and store bands, parts of a cartoon, movie or TV show, even a cool wishlist for birthdays and Christmas. Loads of fun, man! You can even replace the markers for cartoon characters or other fictional characters. I would build a stand out of cardstock or recycled cardboard, and cut and paste the marker pics so they would stand on the board. Neat for a learning game, too.

HaveItDipped on January 10, 2014:

I never thought of this. Such an awesome Idea with so many opportunities to be creative. Awesome lens.

Fay Favored from USA on January 07, 2014:

No, but it would be fun especially if you created your own town. Growing up in SJ I actually visited some of the places (streets) that the game was designed after originally. Making one to fit your area would also be a great teacher's resource.

chrisilouwho on November 18, 2013:

Thanks for all the templates, we're doing a lot of handmade exchanges this Christmas and I think this will go over great. Thanks again!

est5914 on October 17, 2013:

Great idea for Christmas gifts!

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on October 15, 2013:

What a great idea and an inspiring lens!

Angela Hobbs from The TARDIS on September 15, 2013:

WOW This is awesome! Thank you so much!!

Kareen Liez from Philippines on September 15, 2013:

I love this game! I haven't thought of creating one though but good to know we could through the templates you shared.

janey126 on September 12, 2013:

Great lens. It was a pleasure visiting it.

anonymous on August 26, 2013:

this is amazing. it's something that the children can enjoy as well as elders.

anonymous on August 26, 2013:

this is amazing. it's something that the children can enjoy as well as elders.

joanride on August 15, 2013:

We haven't made one, but we have two different boards, and the kids love playing monopoly. Thanks for sharing.

rbnewman55 on August 05, 2013:

Didn't even know about this. I used to play Monopoly for hours. Can't find anyone who wants to play it these days. Thanks.

Takkhis on July 24, 2013:

Thanks for the info and I will try this :)

anonymous on July 23, 2013:

Cool, im gunna try it. but there are no title deeds so ill find my own!

anonymous on May 22, 2013:

All right, I'm going to make a Shadowrun monopoly game. Not a kid friendly setting, but all in all, still should be fun.

ConvenientCalendar on May 12, 2013:

This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

anonymous on May 11, 2013:

@anonymous: Did you ever make these? How can I get a copy?

anonymous on May 11, 2013:

On the harisbo one you need to pay but the free printable one was easy

MusicMadness LM on March 25, 2013:

Now, isn't that a pretty cool idea. There are so many variations of the board game around, but I never imagined how easy it would actually be to make your own.

shauna1934 (author) on February 15, 2013:

@anonymous: What a great game to send home with kids to play at home!! Do you have links? Would love to share with other teachers.

shauna1934 (author) on February 15, 2013:

@Sunshine22-2k13: I am planning to make some blank Monopoly property cards and chance and community chess templates (maybe in word). Haven't had a chance yet, but check back!

Sunshine22-2k13 on February 10, 2013:

Hiya I was wondering if you were going to make blank chance, community chess, & property templates. This is an awesome idea and I'm going to make my own one :) Thank you :)

shauna1934 (author) on January 31, 2013:

@anonymous: This seems to be cleared up. Apparently my site was infected with malware through wordpress. Ick. Sorry about that.

anonymous on January 26, 2013:

My computer says that your monopoly template downloads contain a malicious virus. Can you check it out and let us know the situation? Thank you!

JeffGilbert on January 24, 2013:

I had no clue that you could make your own version of monopoly. And your lens is so helpful. Thanks very much for sharing all this information. This is one lens that you can actually make money with, all you have to do is print it... :) Even if it's monopoly money... :)

anonymous on December 15, 2012:

Love this! I am currently working on making a Sight-Wordopoly for my kindergarten classroom! I am making it on 8x11 sheets of paper so I can send games home with students so they can play with their parents and so i can make multiple versions with different sight words. I am having students play with real pretend money, so they may have to pay $2.43 for their sight word. They also go to time our instead of jail. For chance and community chest, I turned it in to "math it" and "fix it". For math it, they have to solve the basic math problem - maybe its just reading a number in the beginning, or doing 1+1. They move the number of spaces of the answer. The fix it card is one that has a sentence with mistakes in it and they have to figure out what the mistakes are to move. Mistakes include capitals, punctuation and misspelling of sight words. The game is played with one die - practicing subitizing here a little bit. You can amp it up later in the year by adding two die. When they land on go, they have to read out all of the words they own. When they land on free parking, they have to count all of their money. This combines reading sight words, counting, money, subitizing, capitalization, punctuation, group work and following directions all into one fun game. They won't even know how much they are learning! And when they think they know it all, it is super easy to change up and make harder as the year progresses!!

C A Chancellor from US/TN on November 30, 2012:

This is a really neat idea! It never would have occurred to me to make my own version of Monopoly.

anonymous on November 26, 2012:

I featured this awesome page on Moshi Monsters Monopoly, many thanks!

anonymous on November 26, 2012:

I featured this awesome page on Moshi Monsters Monopoly, many thanks!

DIY Mary on November 20, 2012:

I'd never heard of making your own Monopoly (and Opoly) games before now. What a fun idea!

shawnhi77 lm on November 19, 2012:

You had me at Monopoly and Free. Two of my favorite words. Thanks for the information.

Kumar P S on November 11, 2012:

Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.

beaworkathomemom on November 09, 2012:

if i have the time!! but great idea there. what a way to bond with the family :D

Gayle Dowell from Kansas on November 02, 2012:

What a great idea!