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How to Play Monopoly Deal

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Learn the rules to the card game Monopoly Deal quickly and concisely – This visually rich video has no distractions, just the rules.

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The object of the game is to be the first player to collect and lay down 3 full property sets of different colors. Setup: remove the 4 quick-start cards from the deck and hand them for reference. Shuffle the deck and deal 5 cards facedown to each player. Players look at their own cards but keep them hidden from their opponents. Place the deck facedown in the middle of the table as a draw deck. Pick a player to go first, then play proceeds clockwise.

On your turn you draw 2 cards from the top of the draw deck and add them to your hand. You can then play up to 3 cards from your hand. You don’t need to play any cards if you don’t want to. If you have more than 7 cards in your hand at the end of your turn you must discard the extras. If a player runs out of cards during their turn, they pick up 5 cards at the start of their next turn instead of 2.

There are 3 ways to play cards.

First, you can place money and action cards into your own bank. Your bank is a stack of cards in front of you. Every action card has a numerical value and can be placed into your bank for that value. However, once an action card is converted into money in your bank, you cannot use it as an action for the rest of the game. Property cards can never be played or moved to any player’s bank.

Second, You can place properties in front of you into your collection. You don’t need to pay or do anything special to play them. Just lay them down in front of you, overlapping properties of the same color. This is how you collect property sets. Each property tells you how many are needed for a complete set. You do not need to collect different named cards of the same color to make a set, you are allowed to have duplicates. Some properties have two colors. These properties can only count towards 1 color at a time and you must orient them in front of you indicating such. You may only rearrange your properties in front of you on your turn.

Third, you may play an action card to a center faceup discard pile and follow the instructions on the card. If you draw an action card on your turn you are allowed to play it right away as one of your 3 cards or use it later.

When you have to pay another player you must take the money from your bank and put it into their bank or take one of your properties and give it to them, adding it to their sets. Properties used as payment are worth their monetary value indicated on the card.

Cards in play never go back to players hands and players may never pay opponents with cards in their hand. You can pay another player with cards from your bank, or properties, or both. You choose how you’re going to pay, not the player you’re paying.

If you over pay a player no change is given. For example, if a player charges you 2 for rent and you only have a 3 card in your bank and no properties, you must overpay the 3 and you don’t get anything back. While you may choose to overpay with a single card, you cannot willing give charity contributions to opponents by massively overpaying them. If you have no cards in front of you, you don’t pay at all.

If the draw deck runs out of cards, shuffle the discard into a new draw deck. After you play your cards, if you choose to, your turn ends and the next player clockwise takes a turn. The first player to collect 3 sets of properties wins!


  1. Such a flawed game – no board to throw when you're angry!

  2. So if you don’t have to pay som1 if u don’t have any money in front of you. Why not keep your money in your hands

  3. This game is more fun than it deserves with the name "monopoly" attached to it ;D

  4. You're basically repeating everything that is on the instructions. I thought you were going to actually play and give us examples on how to play. Not reread the instructions. We could do that.

  5. What happens if somebody uses a rent card on us and we have to pay everything in front of us, (that's possible if the rent is large enough) since we couldn't use the Rainbow Wild Property cards to pay if we have them in front of us, do I leave them in front of me? Or I place it back in my hand?

  6. If he draw 5 card, then can he draw 2 cards?(out of cards)

  7. I love how somehow you basically just read the rules in some cases word for word and yet it still made 100x more sense! 😂

  8. Thankyou for the tutorial. Ive heard this game is fun..looks a bit complicated tho! Daft question but where are all the houses and hotels in this?

  9. Thanks for telling the rules as clear, as concise and as concise as possible on the card game variant of my favorite board game Jim. 🃏

  10. Does flipping a flip properly card count as a play?

  11. I love this game a lot but, i have a question, can I SLY a wild card? Especially the Property Wild Card that has no value?? Thanks..

  12. So If I want to play the action card on my turn, do they have to be from my hands or from my property sets I’m confused.

  13. Anyone remember this other Monopoly card game? I don't remember what it was called, but it had some interesting mechanics such as trading for other players' discarded cards. There were cards for each property in the game, and you needed to make color sets to earn money, where you win by accumulating $10,000 over one or more rounds. One odd thing was the token cards – they represented someone landing on your property and could multiply its value!

  14. who would choose the extra cards to be discarded?

  15. I remember to own that game. But i wish i could found it and get time to play it

  16. When its my turn for example and im playing 1 card steal a property card and the other player playing nope, if i play nope back, this counts as a 2nd move or no ???

  17. How to play monopoly: star wars, super Mario bros, adventure time, the Simpson monopoly or sex in the city show edition? If it exists…

  18. Very good explanation, short but profound. Thank you !

  19. 1: You discard extra cards to the bottom of the deck, not the discard pile.

    2: There is no need to worry about duplicate property cards, since they simply don't exist. There aren't any property cards that have the same name (with the exception of wild cards). The wild cards don't have a name, but they do fill the role of a property. For example, if I have New York Avenue and St James Place, a wild card that I place down for that set will count as Tennessee Avenue. This means you can have multiple wild cards in one set.

  20. I was playing this game with two other players. I played a card that made the other two players pay me rent of M2 each. The first player payed me 4 and made the other player give him the 2 has the difference of the 2 that was SUPPOSED to go to me. The rules I don't think clarify that you can not cover for another player but I think the simple term "their is no change in this game" says it right there, because their like "I'm covering for that player it's not giving change" but IT IS giving change because you broke up the 4 you had which is CHANGE, and to me you can't cover for another player, that player still owes me rent. has anybody experienced this and agree with them or me?

  21. can you place down a wild property card by itself ?

  22. 1:21 That’s wrong, property cards also have a numerical value on the top left and bottom right corners to be displayed in the bank.

  23. Why are u having 6 cards in the beginning? Not 5

  24. Ok this is a good explanation and all but I feel like u should also explain how the action cards work

  25. In monopoly deal, there are no duplicates unless you buy multiple sets of monopoly deal.

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