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Monopoly Deal

Updated on March 11, 2012

How to Play Monopoly Deal

Monopoly Deal is basically Monopoly in the form of a card game.

It is a quick, 15 minute game for 2-5 players and is recommended for ages 8 It may seem difficult at first, but it is really easy to catch on to.

To win the game, you must collect 3 full property sets but watch out for other players and cards such as Debt Collectors, Forced Deals, and of course the Deal Breaker.

This page will teach you how to play Monopoly Deal, or brush you up if you have already played.

I hope you find what you are looking for, and have fun playing.

"Monopoly Deal - the card game where anything can happen!"

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How to Win Monopoly Deal

Be the first player to collect 3 complete sets of properties that are different colors (like shown in picture)

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How to Set Up Monopoly Deal

1. Remove the 4 Quick Start Rules and either put them aside or hand them out for reference

2. Shuffle the rest of the cards

3. Deal 5 cards to each player

4. You can look at the cards you were given at this point, but remember to keep them a secret

5. The cards that are left go face down in the center to create the draw pile

6. Decide who goes first

7. Play clockwise from the first person

In Front of You

In Front of You
In Front of You

How to Play Monopoly Deal

Monopoly Deal Card

Monopoly Deal Card
Monopoly Deal Card
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On Your Turn

If you have no cards at the beginning of your turn, take 5 from the draw pile

then

Take 2 Cards

take the 2 cards from the draw pile and add them to your handthenPlay Up To 3 Cards1. Put money/action cards into your bankif you put an action card in your bank, it has to stay as a money card for the rest of the game, even if you pay it to someone else.2. Put down properties into your collectionlay the property cards in front of you to bulit up your property setthe number of cards needed to complete a set is shown on the property cardreorganizing your properties can only take place on your turnif you relize that you won while someone else is going, you must wait until your turn to say soyou can collect as many property cards as you want, but you only need 3 full sets (with different colors) to win3. Play Action Cards Into the Centerthe instructions on how to use the action cards are on themif you pick up an action card you can use it during that same turn or on a later turnyou can also use action cards as money in your bank. it's value is in a red circle in the corner of the cardthenEnd your turnif you have more than 7 cards in your hand at the end of your turn, discard extras so you onky have 7 leftif you have no cards left in your hand, take 5 at the beginning of your next turn

Monopoly Deal Cards

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Money

This is Important!

How to pay other players and use your money

cards can NEVER go back into your handNEVER play with cards from your hand, only from in front of youyou can pay with cards from your bank, property collection, or a combination of both. remember, you choose how you want to pay, not the other playerschange is not given, if you pay more than was needed, you don't get any money backif you pay another player with property cards, those cards must go into their property collection, not their bankif you don't have any cards in front of you to pay with, you don't have to pay at all

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Properties

lay property cards down (like shown in the picture) to create property setsif you get 3 complete property sets that are all different colors, you win the gamethere are 10 different color property setsyou can use property cards to pay other players (then they go into the other player's property collection - not their banksyou can collect as many properties as you wantit says on the property card how many cards of that color you need to complete the set

Property Cards

Property Cards
Property Cards
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Wild Cards

you can use wild cards to help you complete your property collectionsyou use the wild cards as substitute for property cardsthe wild cards can only be used for a set if they have the color of the set on themyou can swap wild cards to different sets, but only on your turnthere are 2 multi-colored wild cards which can be used on any propertythe multi-colored wild cards can't be used as money in your bank

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Houses/Hotels

you can add housed or hotels to any full property sethouses and hotels add to the rent you can charge for propertiesyou can't have more than one house and one hotel to any sethotels can only be added to a set if there is already a hosue on ithouses or hotels can't be added to a Railroad or Utillity sethouses and hotels can be put in a bank and used as moneyif someone pays you with a house or hotel card, you can't use it on your properties. it must go in you bank as money

Draw and Discard Piles

Draw and Discard Piles
Draw and Discard Piles
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Rent

you can only use rent cards to charge people money if you have a property of that color out in front of youpay attention to whether the rent card you use says to charge one player or all playersrent cards can be used as money when you put them in your bankif you receive a rent card as payment, you can't use it to charge rent. it has to go in your bank and be used as moneyit will say on the property card how much to charge for rentyou can use a multi-colored rent card to charge one person for any of your propertiesif you have a house or hotel of your property set, check the card to see how much more you should charge for rentyou can use a 'double the rent' card to charge players double what the normal rent would be'double the rent' cards can be used as money in your bank and must continue to be money for the rest of the game

Monopoly Deal Cards

Monopoly Deal Cards
Monopoly Deal Cards
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Action Cards

Debt Collector, It's My Birthday, Pass Go

Debt Collector

use this card to force one player to pay you the amount stated on the cardcan be put in your bank and used as money for the rest of the game

It's My Birthday

when you play this card, place in the discard pile and all players have to pay you the amount stated on the cardcan be put in your bank and used as money for the rest of the gamePass Gowhen you play a Pass Go card, place it in the discard pile and you can pick up 2 card from the draw pilemore than one Pass Go card can be used per turncan be put in your bank and used as money for the rest of the game

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Deals

Sly Deal, Deal Breaker, Forced Deal

Sly Deal

use this card to steal property from another playeryou choose which property you take from themthe property you steal has to be added to your property collectionyou can't steal a card if it is part of a full setcan be put in your bank and used as money for the rest of the gameDeal Breakeruse this card to steal one full set of property cards from any other playerthis is definitely a card you want to have a 'Just Say No' card forcan be put in your bank and used as money for the rest of the gameForced Dealuse this card to swap one of your property cards with another player'syou choose which property cards are swapped when you play this cardcan be put in your bank and used as money for the rest of the game

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Just Say No

A good card to have

you can use this card to 'say no' to any Action card someone uses against youyou can use a Just Say No card at any point during the gameif you use this card and another player puts down a Just Say No card, yours is cancelledJust Say No cards can be put in your bank and used as money for the rest of the game*TIP: Just Say No cards usually don't come to you very often, so make sure you save it. If something small happens and you have enough money, you should pay it. Save it for when someone puts down a Deal Breaker or another card like that

Monopoly Deal Cards

Monopoly Deal Cards
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Card Count

These are all the cards included in a Monopoly Deal pack

110 total cards:

4 rules cards

28 Property Cards: 2 Brown, 3 Light Blue, 3 Pink, 3 Orange, 3 Red, 3 Yellow, 3 Green, 2 Dark Blue, 4 Railroads, 2 Utilities

11 Property Wild Cards: 1 Light Blue/Brown, 1 Light Blue/Railroad, 2 Pink/Orange, 2 Red/Yellow, 1 Dark Blue/Green, 1 Green/Railroad, 1 Railroad/Utility, 2 multi-colored Property Wild Cards

34 Action Cards: 2 x Deal Breakers, 3 x Forced Deal, 3 x Sly Deal, 3 x Just Say No, 3 x Debt Collectors, 3 x It's My Birthday, 2 x Double the Rent, 3 x Houses, 2 x Hotels, 10 x Pass Go,

13 Rent Cards 2 Light Blue/Brown, 2 Pink/Orange, 2 Red/Yellow, 2 Dark Blue/Green, 2 Railroad/Utility, 3 Any Rent

20 Money Cards 6 x 1M, 5 x 2M, 3 x 3M, 3 x 4M, 2x 5M, 1 x 10M

How was your game?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: yes - each player can have a blue set used to win. however, one single player can't use multiple blue sets to win.

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      This would be a convenient way to bring a Monopoly game on a trip. I think I like it. Thanks for the lens.

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      internalsoul 6 years ago

      Best indoor game for a good timepass

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      what if someone has park place and a wildcard....then i get boardwalk and a wildcard? can we both have the blue sets as full sets?

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wow. I always wondered how this version was played. Thanks so much for your great detailed review! :)