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How to play Monopoly Crooked Cash

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Learn the rules to the board game Monopoly Crooked Cash quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules. For a refresher of the original rules of Monopoly, check out this video:

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During setup place 3 chance cards faceup on the board. Put the decoder on the board. Give each player 2 decoder chips, green side up. Money and chance cards have hidden patterns on them that tell you if they are fake or not. Whenever a player pays the bank or another player, or is about to use a chance card, you may check one money bill that player is using or the chance card to see if it is fake, by flipping one of your green decoder chips to red. You may never check your own money or chance card.

To check money, you must announce it after they have the money in their hand but before they finish paying or making chance. Flip a decoder chip to red and pick 1 money bill the player is using. Then use the decoder to reveal the hidden pattern by lining up the M on the decoder with the M on the money. Rotate the decoder until you get a clear image.

If the pattern reveals a mr monopoly face that has a mask, then it is a fake. If the mr monopoly doesn’t have a mask, then it is real. If you reveal fake money, then announce it and you get to keep that bill and the player is unable to use it for their transaction and they must now use other money in its place. Any player, including you, may use another decoder chip to check this money too. If you find a real bill, then you announce it and nothing happens and the transaction occurs like normal. Fake money is worth its face value at the end of the game. Whenever you pay money to the bank, put that money at the bottom of the appropriate pile.

Whenever a player lands on chance, they get to pick one of the face-up chance cards on the board, then replace the empty space with a new card from the top of the chance deck. Players may keep up to 1 chance card in front of them until they are ready to use it. If they would draw a new chance card but already have one, then they may discard the one they have for a new one if they want. When you use a chance card, it goes to the bottom of the chance deck. Whenever another player uses a chance card you may flip a decoder chip to red to decode that chance card. You are not allowed to check your own chance cards. If the card is a fake, then announce it and collect $100 from the bank and the chance card is put at the bottom of the chance deck and nothing happens. If the chance card was real, then announce it and the player who drew it gets to use it.

Whenever you land on or pass go, you get to flip all your decoder chips that are red to green. Whenever you land on a train space, advance to the next unowned property and you must buy it or auction it.

There are no houses, instead you just build hotels on complete colored sets. Some chance and community chest cards will allow you to place hotels on properties that are not a complete set. The game ends when all the properties have been purchased. Each player then collects rent from the bank for each of their properties. All the players count their cash, including fake cash, and the player with the most money, real or fake, wins.


  1. This is honestly a very good idea to teach kids about the very real crime of counterfeit money and how to look out for it

  2. The rules in Monopoly Crooked Cash are the same as regular Monopoly, except for these changes.

  3. Monopoly is like the Oreos of Board Games, the original is so perfect that the variants they come up with could never lived up to the original

  4. This has got to be the stupidest version of monopoly…. EVER

  5. A variant of this game that I came up with:If a chance card is fake, you may keep it or get $100.When you pass GO, flip both tokens.

  6. I can actually kinda see the patterns without the decoder

  7. There is no strategy with real and fake money since you don't know what is real or fake and there is no risk if anyone incorrectly calls you out.It's basically just a coin flip everytime you try to pay which costs you double.

  8. This seems very random. I was hoping for an element of risk and deception, but since you don't really know if your own money is fake or not it's a crap shoot.

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