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Monopoly Junior Board Game: Rules and Instructions for How to Play

Monopoly Junior Board Game: Rules and Instructions for How to Play

Objective for Monopoly Junior

The objective of Monopoly Junior is to have the most money when the game ends.

Setup for Monopoly Junior

  • Place the gameboard in the middle of the table.
  • Each player chooses a character. They will take the corresponding token, character card, and sold signs that correspond with their chosen character.
  • Place your character token on the GO space.
  • Shuffle the Chance cards and place them face down on the Chance gameboard space.
  • Choose one of the players to be the Banker. The Banker is in charge of the Bank’s money for the game. If the Banker is also playing the game, they will keep the Bank’s money separate from their own money. The Banker gives each player money to start the game based on the number of players:
    • 2 players – M20
    • 3 players – M18
    • 4 players – M16
Starting Resources
As there are four players in the game, this player will receive M16 to start the game. They will also take their sold signs.
  • The youngest players starts the game. Play proceeds clockwise throughout the game.

On Your Turn

You will begin your turn by rolling the die. The number you roll on the die determines how many spaces that you will move your token. You will move your token clockwise around the gameboard.

Movement in Monopoly Junior
The Little Scottie player rolled a four on the die. They will move their playing piece four spaces clockwise around the gameboard.

Depending on the space you land on, you will then take an action. After taking the action, you will pass the die to the player on your left/clockwise. They will take the next turn.

The Spaces of Monopoly Junior

Property Space in Monopoly Junior

Unowned Space

If you land on a space that no one owns, you must purchase it.

You will pay the bank the amount printed on the space.

You will then place one of your sold signs at the top of the space to indicate that you now own the space.

Buying A Property
As the Little Scottie player landed on a property that wasn’t owned by any other players, they will pay M1 to purchase it for themselves. They will then put one of their sold signs on top of the space to indicate that they own it.
Owned Property Space in Monopoly Junior

Owned Space

If you land on a space that another player owns, you will owe them rent. You will pay the owner the amount printed on the space.

Paying Rent
The Toy Boat has landed on the Candy Store space. As the Little Scottie player owns this space, the Toy Boat player owes them M1.

If the owner of the property owns both spaces of the color that you landed on, you will pay them double the amount printed on the spaces.

Pay Rent on a Monopoly
The Toy Boat player has landed on the Candy Store space. As the Little Scottie player owns the Candy Store and the Ice Cream Parlor, the Toy Boat will have to pay double the normal rent for a total of M2.

Should you land on a property that you own, you will do nothing.

GO Space in Monopoly Junior


Whenever you land on or move past the GO space, you will collect M2 from the Bank.

Chance Space in Monopoly Junior


Draw the top card from the Chance deck. You will read the card out loud and follow the instructions printed on the card. After taking the corresponding action, place the card on the bottom of the Chance deck.

Chance Card in Monopoly Junior
This player landed on a Chance space so they picked up the top Chance card. This card forces the player to pay M2 to the bank.
Go To Jail Space in Monopoly Junior

Go to Jail

When you land on the Go to Jail space, you will immediately move your token to the jail space. You will not receive money for passing GO.

At the start of your next turn you can either pay M1 or use a Get Out of Jail Free card. You will then roll the die and move normally around the board.

Getting Out of Jail
The Little Scottie player is currently in jail. To get out of jail they can either pay M1 or use a Get Out of Jail Free card.

While in jail you can still collect rent if other players land on your spaces.

Just Visiting Space in Monopoly Junior

Just Visiting

Nothing happens when you land on the Just Visiting space.

Free Parking Space in Monopoly Junior

Free Parking

If you land on Free Parking, you won’t take a special action.

Winning Monopoly Junior

The game ends when one player doesn’t have enough money to pay rent, buy a property that they landed on, or pay the fee on the Chance card they drew.

The other players will count up how much cash they have left. The player with the most money wins the game.

Winning Monopoly Junior
At the end of the game, the players had the following money. As the top player has the most money, they have won the game.

If there is a tie, each player counts up the values of all of their properties and adds the total to their cash on hand. The player with the highest total wins the game.

Advanced Monopoly Junior

To make the game more complex/advanced you can utilize these additional rules.

Instead of going bankrupt immediately when you can’t pay rent or the cost of a Chance card, you can use your owned property to pay off debts.

Each property is worth the amount printed on the space. If you owe another player, you will give them property equal to what they are owed. If you owe the bank, you will remove your sold sign from the spaces used to settle your debt. These properties are now available for purchase again.

Once you run out of property and still can’t pay off your debt, the game ends. Each player counts up their money. The player with the most money wins the game.

Components for Monopoly Junior

Year: 1990 | Publisher: Hasbro | Designer: NA | Artist: NA

Genres: Children’s, Economic, Roll and Move

Ages: 5+ | Number of Players: 2-4 | Length of Game: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Moderate-High

Components: gameboard, 4 player tokens, 20 Chance cards, 48 Sold Signs, 90 Banknotes, die, 4 Who’s Your Token? Character cards, instructions

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