How Much Money Do You Start Within Monopoly?

Money Do You Start Within Monopoly

Money is the most important element of the Monopoly game. Before the start of the game, each player is given $1500. The $1500 is divided as follows: 2 $500’s, 2 $100’s, and 2 $50’s; 6 $20’s; 5 $10’s, 5 $5’s, and 5 $1’s. All remaining money and other equipment will go to the Bank.

Key Takeaways

  • Monopoly is a very popular real-estate board game that two to eight players can play together
  • The main gameplay of this game is, you have to roll two six-sided dice to move around the monopoly board and try to remain financially solvent
  • In this game, you have to force opponents into bankruptcy by buying and developing pieces of the property on the board
  • In the new edition of Monopoly, the central bank has $20,580
  • The monopoly game board consists of forty spaces where twenty-eight property spaces, three Chance spaces, three Community Chest spaces, a Luxury Tax space, an Income Tax space, a “Go”, ” Jail”, ” Free Parking”, and “Go To Jail space”

Monopoly Money In The Central Bank

Before 2008, Monopoly central bank had $15,140 in cash. But in the new edition of Monopoly, the central bank has $20,580. Different bill has different color. Before 2008, the older version had the following amounts/colors:

1. 20 $500 Bills (goldenrod orange)

2. 20 $100 Bills (beige)

3. 30 $50 Bills (blue)

4. 50 $20 Bills (green)

5. 40 $10 Bills (yellow)

6. 40 $5 Bills (pink)

7. 40 $1 Bills (white)

Now the new version has 30 of each bill denomination. Moreover, the color of the colors of some of the bills has been changed. Now, $10 notes are blue instead of yellow, $20 notes are brighter green than before, $50 notes are now purple instead of blue and $500 notes are darker orange than before.

Components Of The Game

1. 1 board

2. 2 dice

3. 32 houses

4. 12 Hotels

5. Tokens for every player

6. 28 Title Deed cards for all properties

7. 16 Chance and 16 Community Chest cards

8. Money

Monopoly Board Spaces And Actions

The monopoly game board consists of forty spaces. Among the forty spaces, there are twenty-eight properties and twenty-two streets. There are four railroads, and two utilities—three Chance spaces, three Community Chest spaces, a Luxury Tax space, an Income Tax space, and the four corner squares. On the board, most spaces represent a property. When you land on a free property space, you can purchase the property from the central bank. The price of the property is located at the bottom of the space. If you land on a chance space then you have to draw a chance card and complete the action described on the card. After completing the action you have to return the card to the bottom of the pile.

If you land on a tax space then you will have to pay the tax as described. If you land in the jail space then it doesn’t mean that you have to go to jail. You just need to visit the jail. However, if you land on the go to jail space then you have to go into jail. If you land on the free parking space then no action is required. If you complete moving around the monopoly board and land on the GO space or pass the space then you will collect $200 from the bank. If you landed on a property space owned by another player then you have to pay the space owner the rent. The space rant is listed on the property card.

Wining Rules Of Monopoly

If a player doesn‘t have any money to play the game or he/she owns more money than he can pay and he has no properties to sell and make up the money then he is declared bankrupt and can no longer play the game. The last player standing after everyone went bankrupt is the winner of the game.

FAQs About Monopoly

How Many Cards Do You Start With In Monopoly Deal?

You can start with 5 monopoly cards at the start of the game. Then you can pick picks up 2 cards from the remaining draw pile. For each turn, you can play up to 3 cards.

How Much Money In The Monopoly Bank?

In the pre-2008 Monopoly games, there was $15,140 in the bank. However, after September 2008, the new edition of Monopoly has $20,580 in the bank.

Can You Play Monopoly With 2 Players?

Yes, you can play Monopoly with 2 players. Usually, a two-player Monopoly game takes less time to play compared to the classic Monopoly game.

How Much Money Is Free Parking In Monopoly?

When someone pays the fee or tax, the amount is put in the middle of the board. If a player lands on the free parking he/she will get that money. If there is no money then the player will receive $100.

Can You Hide Money In Monopoly?

No, you can’t hide the money in Monopoly. During the game, you must keep the money in view of the banker, judge, and other players. You can’t hide the money and then put it back into play later.


Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by Magalie D.

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