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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.

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    • Gayle Dowell profile image

      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      What a great idea!

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      beaworkathomemom 4 years ago

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

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      Kumar P S 4 years ago

      Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      shawnhi77 lm 4 years ago

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

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      DIY Mary 4 years ago

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

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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

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      C A Chancellor 4 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 4 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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      shauna1934 4 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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      JeffGilbert 4 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 4 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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      shauna1934 4 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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      Sunshine22-2k13 4 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 4 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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      MusicMadness LM 4 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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      anonymous 4 years ago

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

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      Thanks for the info and I will try this :)

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      rbnewman55 3 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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      joanride 3 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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      anonymous 3 years ago

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

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      anonymous 3 years ago

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

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      janey126 3 years ago

      Great lens. It was a pleasure visiting it.

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      Kareen Liez 3 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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      Angela Hobbs 3 years ago from The TARDIS

      WOW This is awesome! Thank you so much!!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      What a great idea and an inspiring lens!

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      est5914 3 years ago

      Great idea for Christmas gifts!

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      chrisilouwho 3 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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      Fay Favored 3 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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      HaveItDipped 3 years ago

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

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      Reaching_Apex 3 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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      shauna1934 3 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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      joanzueway 3 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful lens

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      Lionrhod 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fantastic idea. I'm a monopoly fiend!

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      mwaltner 3 years ago

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

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      shauna1934 3 years ago

      @mwaltner: You have to register to download.

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      StrongMay 3 years ago

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

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      anniewhere 3 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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      Nina 22 months ago

      Thank You for this!

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      lol 13 months ago

      lol

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      8 months ago

      Brill stuff! Really helpful!

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      7 months ago

      I do not know how to get to the template

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      Fericito 5 months 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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      Chinnapat Tananta 5 months ago

      Great Idea Thank you

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      Jaclynn Seesink 5 months 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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