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

Updated on October 7, 2019
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I am a busy mom who creates a lot of content about making homemade board games and writing books with my kids.

Blank Monopoly board.
Blank Monopoly board. | Source

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. | Source
5 Monopoly dollar bill.
5 Monopoly dollar bill. | Source
10 Monopoly dollar bill.
10 Monopoly dollar bill. | Source
20 Monopoly dollar bill.
20 Monopoly dollar bill. | Source
50 Monopoly dollar bill.
50 Monopoly dollar bill. | Source
100 Monopoly dollar bill.
100 Monopoly dollar bill. | Source
500 Monopoly dollar bill.
500 Monopoly dollar bill. | Source

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?

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      Anushka 

      13 days ago

      You should also send the rules

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      After9Marbles 

      13 days ago

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

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      Cynthia Goodman 

      6 weeks ago

      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.

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      Solomon Bamidele 

      7 weeks ago

      I like the game

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      Iganjo 

      8 weeks ago

      How do I make the houses and hotels

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      2 months ago

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

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      3 months ago

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

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      Abbie Pugsley 

      3 months ago

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

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      John 

      4 months ago

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

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      Sree 

      4 months ago

      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.

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      Joe 

      4 months ago

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

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      emmie james 

      4 months ago

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

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      magnoliasouth 

      5 months ago from Mobile, Alabama

      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.

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      Merryck 

      5 months ago

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

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      plonker 

      7 months ago

      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.

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      Jill 

      9 months ago

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

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      kallam 

      9 months ago

      so cool

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      CoenBoyz48 

      12 months ago

      can we edit it on this website?

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      alexis 

      15 months ago

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

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      Unknown 

      17 months ago

      What is the printer program that you used?

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      hobby.lark 

      18 months ago

      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 :)

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      Tara Ring 

      19 months ago

      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?

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      anonymous 

      20 months ago

      The best thing ever

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      The Biggest Fail 

      20 months ago

      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.

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      Felix Maxted 

      21 months ago

      How do you do it?

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      Unknown 

      22 months ago

      This is cool. :)

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      jacob 

      22 months ago

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

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      Fortuntee 

      2 years ago

      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

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      Momma In Need 

      2 years ago

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

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      jayden 

      2 years ago

      i love this idea

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      Jillian111 

      2 years ago

      how do i get the board template?

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      Kallis bernasconi 

      2 years ago

      I want to make a board game MONOPOLY

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      alese 

      2 years ago

      can I use for project

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      aj 

      2 years ago

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

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      myda 

      2 years ago

      image isnt big enough to print

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      ether 

      2 years ago

      i dont have a printer so i cant use this

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      Kait 

      2 years ago

      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.

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      jacamp2222 

      2 years ago

      The download link no longer works

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      Jaclynn Seesink 

      3 years ago

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

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      Chinnapat Tananta 

      3 years ago

      Great Idea Thank you

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      Fericito 

      3 years ago

      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?

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      3 years ago

      I do not know how to get to the template

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      3 years ago

      Brill stuff! Really helpful!

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      lol 

      4 years ago

      lol

      lololololololololololololol

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      Nina 

      4 years ago

      Thank You for this!

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      anniewhere 

      6 years ago

      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

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      StrongMay 

      6 years ago

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

    • shauna1934 profile imageAUTHOR

      shauna1934 

      6 years ago

      @mwaltner: You have to register to download.

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      mwaltner 

      6 years ago

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

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      Lionrhod 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fantastic idea. I'm a monopoly fiend!

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      joanzueway 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful lens

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      shauna1934 

      6 years ago

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

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      Reaching_Apex 

      6 years ago

      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.

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      HaveItDipped 

      6 years ago

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

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      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.

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      chrisilouwho 

      6 years ago

      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!

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      est5914 

      6 years ago

      Great idea for Christmas gifts!

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      Shinichi Mine 

      6 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      What a great idea and an inspiring lens!

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      Angela Hobbs 

      6 years ago from The TARDIS

      WOW This is awesome! Thank you so much!!

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      Kareen Liez 

      6 years ago from Philippines

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

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      janey126 

      6 years ago

      Great lens. It was a pleasure visiting it.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

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

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

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

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      joanride 

      6 years ago

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

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      rbnewman55 

      7 years ago

      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.

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      Takkhis 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the info and I will try this :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

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

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

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

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      ConvenientCalendar 

      7 years ago

      This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

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

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

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

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      MusicMadness LM 

      7 years ago

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      shauna1934 

      7 years ago

      @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.

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      shauna1934 

      7 years ago

      @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!

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      Sunshine22-2k13 

      7 years ago

      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 :)

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      shauna1934 

      7 years ago

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

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      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!

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      JeffGilbert 

      7 years ago

      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... :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      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!!

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      C A Chancellor 

      7 years ago from US/TN

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

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

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

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

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

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      DIY Mary 

      7 years ago

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

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      shawnhi77 lm 

      7 years ago

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

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      Kumar P S 

      7 years ago

      Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      beaworkathomemom 

      7 years ago

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

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      Gayle Dowell 

      7 years ago from Kansas

      What a great idea!

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