Monopoly Junior is a version of Monopoly for 2-4 young people. This game teaches management skills using smaller denominations than classic monopoly and replacing properties, houses and hotels, with playground ticket booths. Learn the rules of the game so you can play with friends.
Part 1 of 4: Preparation Stage
Step 1. Check the game section
Before starting to play, it's a good idea to check the game to make sure something needed is available. Checks also help you and other players see all the game equipment and learn its functions. The Junior Monopoly game is played using:
- Game board
- 4 pawns
- 1 dice
- 24 Chance cards (chance)
- 48 Ticket Booths (Ticket Booth)
- Monopoly Money
Step 2. Prepare the game board
Open the game board and spread it out on a flat surface, such as a sturdy table or carpeted floor. Make sure all players can reach the board easily. Have each player choose a pawn and place it in the “GO!” box. on the board.
Step 3. Give each player a Ticket Booth
The color of this booth must be the same as the color of the player's pawns. If there are 3 or 4 players, each player gets 10 Ticket Booths. If there are only two players, each player gets 12 Ticket Booths.
Step 4. Choose one player as banker
The banker is in charge of handling the money in the game, and the banker who is also playing must separate his own money from the bank's money. Bankers can still play!
Step 5. Ask the banker to distribute the money to each player
Each player receives 31 dollars at the start of the game. Have the banker give 31 dollars to each player according to the following fraction:
- Five 1 dollar bills (5 dollars total)
- Four 2 dollar bills (8 dollars total)
- Three 3 dollar bills (9 dollars total)
- One 4 dollar bill
- One 5 dollar bill
Step 6. Shuffle the Chance cards and place the deck in the Chance squares on the game board
Chance cards are marked with a (?) symbol on the back of each card. Make sure all the cards are face down so that no player can see the contents before they are drawn.
Step 7. Have each player roll the dice to determine who plays first
The player who gets the highest number has the right to get the first turn. Players can pass it left (clockwise) or right (counterclockwise), depending on what you and your fellow players want.
Part 2 of 4: Moving Pawns on the Board
Step 1. Roll the dice
At the start of each turn, roll the dice and move the pieces according to the numbers in the square. Dice may only be rolled once per turn. Read and follow the instructions on the box where the piece lands.
Step 2. Buy a Playground (Amusement) that you don't already own
If a piece lands on a Playground that doesn't have a Ticket Booth, the player can purchase the park as listed on the box and place a Ticket Booth on it. If purchased, it means that the player now owns the associated playground and can charge an entry fee if another player lands there.
The Ticket Booth indicates that the box belongs to one of the players. Placing a Ticket Booth is not subject to additional fees
Step 3. Pay when landing at another player's Ticket Booth
If you land on another player's Playground, pay the price according to the price listed in the box. If players have Ticket Booths in both playgrounds of the same color, the fee paid is doubled.
Step 4. Receive 2 dollars for passing Go
If you land on or pass a Go box on the board, you may receive 2 dollars from the bank. Make sure you get it after landing or passing the Go box. If you wait until your next turn, it will be too late to receive the money.
Step 5. Roll the dice again when you land on the Railroad box
The player whose piece lands on the Railroad box can roll the dice again and move the piece according to the number obtained.
Step 6. Pay 2 dollars if you land a pawn in a fireworks box (Fireworks) or water show (Water Show)
Players whose pawns land in the Fireworks or Water Show boxes must put $2 into the "Loose Change" box as entry fees to watch the show. Put your 2 dollar bill in the “Loose Change” box.
Step 7. Skip the turn if you land on the “Go to the Rest Rooms” box
If your pawn lands in the " Go to the Rest Rooms " box, pay $3 into the " Loose Change " box and move the pawn to the " Rest Rooms " (bathroom) box. Don't skip Go and don't ask for 2 bucks from the bank. Going to the " Rest Room " is the same as going to the Prison in the regular Monopoly version.
If you just landed in the " Rest Rooms " box, it means you are " Just Waiting " (just waiting). Here's the "Just Visiting" box from the regular Monopoly version
Step 8. Receive money if it lands in the “Loose Change” box
If you land on the box " Loose Change " take all the money in the box, this rule is like " Free Parking " (free parking) in the regular version of Monopoly.
Part 3 of 4: Playing the Chance Card
Step 1. Take a Chance card if it lands on the Chance box
When your piece lands in the Chance box, take the top card in the Chance deck and follow the instructions. Then, place the drawn card face up into the discard box. After all the cards in the Chance deck have been used up, overturn the discarded card deck, shuffle it, and place it back in the Chance deck box.
Step 2. Move the pieces to their respective squares if you pick up a "Go To" or "Take a Ride" card
Follow the instructions on the specified square as if the player's piece landed there as a result of rolling the dice. If you land or pass Go, receive 2 dollars from the bank.
Step 3. Place a Ticket Booth on the Playground if you draw a Free Ticket Booth card
Instructions for placing a Ticket Booth include:
- If the Playground with the color according to the card is not owned by anyone, place a Ticket Booth on the Playground. If neither of them are filled in, select the playground you want to fill in the Ticket Booth.
- If the two playgrounds are filled with different colored Ticket Booths, replace the Ticket Booths at the playground of your choice. Return the Ticket Booth exchanged to the owner.
- If the playground contains Ticket Booths of the same color, they cannot be replaced. Discard the associated Chance card and take another one from the deck, then follow the instructions.
Part 4 of 4: Win the Game
Step 1. Stop the game when one of the players runs out of money
When one of the players no longer has Monopoly money, the game ends. Players who run out of money cannot win the game. One of the other players came out victorious.
Step 2. Have all players count their Monopoly money
The players only need to count the money if the game is played by 3-4 people. If the game is only played by two people, the player who still has money is the winner.
Step 3. Give the title of winner to the player who has the most money
After all players count their money, the winner can be determined. The person with the most money wins!
- Keep track of how much money your opponent has. Whenever you draw a Free Ticket Booth card, exchange it for the ticket booth that belongs to the farthest player, if possible.
- The rules above are the basic rules of the Monopoly Junior game. Like the regular adult Monopoly game, there are several theme editions for Monopoly Junior, such as Ben 10, Toy Story, and Disney Princess. This theme can change the rules, for example replacing car pieces with toy characters and buying toys instead of ticket booths, but the rules remain the same.
- Try to get ticket booths at the same colored playground as often as possible. When you control both playgrounds of the same color, the fare that players pay when they land on your box will be doubled, and your booth cannot be replaced.
- The old version of Monopoly Junior lists " Rich Uncle Pennybags' Loose Change " as a " Loose Change " box, while the new version lists " Mr. Monopoly's Loose Change ".