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

Updated on March 8, 2017
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:

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.

  • In the print setting window, under Page Handling, select "Tile All Pages."
  • 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.
  • Be sure to indicate a small amount of overlap between the pages (under Page Handling) for easier assembly.
  • 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.

Questions & Answers

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        Unknown 

        2 days ago

        What is the printer program that you used?

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        hobby.lark 

        8 weeks 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 

        2 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 

        3 months ago

        The best thing ever

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        The Biggest Fail 

        3 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 

        3 months ago

        How do you do it?

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        Unknown 

        5 months ago

        This is cool. :)

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        jacob 

        5 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 

        9 months 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 

        9 months 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 

        11 months ago

        i love this idea

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        Jillian111 

        13 months ago

        how do i get the board template?

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        Kallis bernasconi 

        14 months ago

        I want to make a board game MONOPOLY

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        alese 

        14 months ago

        can I use for project

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        aj 

        14 months ago

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

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        myda 

        15 months ago

        image isnt big enough to print

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        ether 

        15 months ago

        i dont have a printer so i cant use this

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        Kait 

        16 months 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 

        17 months ago

        The download link no longer works

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        Jaclynn Seesink 

        2 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 

        2 years ago

        Great Idea Thank you

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        Fericito 

        2 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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        2 years ago

        I do not know how to get to the template

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        2 years ago

        Brill stuff! Really helpful!

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        lol 

        2 years ago

        lol

        lololololololololololololol

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        Nina 

        3 years ago

        Thank You for this!

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        anniewhere 

        4 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 

        4 years ago

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

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        shauna1934 

        4 years ago

        @mwaltner: You have to register to download.

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        mwaltner 

        4 years ago

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

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        Lionrhod 

        5 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Fantastic idea. I'm a monopoly fiend!

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        joanzueway 

        5 years ago

        Thank you for this wonderful lens

      • shauna1934 profile imageAUTHOR

        shauna1934 

        5 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 

        5 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 

        5 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 

        5 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 

        5 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 

        5 years ago

        Great idea for Christmas gifts!

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        Shinichi Mine 

        5 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

        What a great idea and an inspiring lens!

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        Angela Hobbs 

        5 years ago from The TARDIS

        WOW This is awesome! Thank you so much!!

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        Kareen Liez 

        5 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 

        5 years ago

        Great lens. It was a pleasure visiting it.

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

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

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

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

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        joanride 

        5 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 

        5 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 

        5 years ago

        Thanks for the info and I will try this :)

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

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

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        anonymous 

        5 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 

        5 years ago

        This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

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

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

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

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        MusicMadness LM 

        5 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.

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        shauna1934 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 years ago

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

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

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

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        DIY Mary 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 years ago

        Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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        beaworkathomemom 

        6 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 

        6 years ago from Kansas

        What a great idea!

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