Every card counts in, Monopoly Deal! Prepare for the fast-paced, addictive card game where your luck can change in the play of a card!
Monopoly Deal boils down the fun, and frustrating, aspects of the classic board game Monopoly into a succinct 15 minute card game. Players aim to collect 3 complete property sets, but must be wary of Debt Collectors, Forced Deals, and the dreaded Deal Breakers, which could change their fortunes at any time!
Monopoly Deal features four kinds of cards: Action Cards, which may be played to initiate the action printed on the card or may be used as money; Property Cards, which show property name, set to which they belong (or perhaps wild), rental costs, number of properties in the set, and their value when used to make payments; House/Hotel Cards, which may be used to increase the rental cost of a property set and have monetary value when making payments; and Money cards, which are used to make payments.
Rounds of Monopoly Deal begin with the Draw, where players draw two cards from the pile or five cards if you have no cards in hand. Players then Play up to three cards from their hands face up as either: money into their bank (cards placed in your bank may only be used as money), properties or improvements, or actions. Action cards allow you to collect rent, receive money, take properties from others, or cancel another action. When you must make a payment, you may use money from your bank or properties and improvements in your collection, but not cards in your hand. Players discard cards in excess of seven from your hand to the bottom of the draw pile. Players can ultimately win by announcing it on your turn when you have three complete property sets of different colors, thus ending the game.
Monopoly Deal is recommended for 2-5 players, ages eight and up, and gameplay lasts around 15 minutes.