Monopoly Deal is a card game produced by Hasbro (Cartamundi between 2014 and 2017). The aim of the game is to collect 3 different complete colour Property sets.

How to play Monopoly Deal:

To start the game, every player takes five cards.

On your turn, you draw 2 cards and can play up to three cards from your hand. A turn can consist of adding money to your bank, adding properties to your collection or playing an Action card. You may only have 7 cards at the end of your turn – if you have an extra, you must discard down to seven.

All cards can function as cash if added to the bank. You may only ever pay debt with cards in front of you – never from your hand! There is no change allowed in the game. If you owe more money than is in your bank, you must complete the debt with properties. Otherwise, there is no trading allowed, apart from what is mandated by Action cards.

To win, collect three different property sets. All Action cards have instructions printed on them.

2008 – Original Release

2009 – Monopoly Deal Cracker Set

Copyright: 2009

More information is requested about this version.

A reduced size version of a standard 2008 deck of Monopoly Deal. Also photographed is three keyrings and three money clips that would have been ‘rewards’ in the crackers.

See the 6 cracker set sales page here

Also included in this collection: Six Crackers + Mini Board Game

2014 – Morrisons Promotional Pack (Cartamundi)

In 2014, Cartamundi held the license to produce card game versions of Hasbro products. Condensed versions of these games were available for a short time at Morrisons. Customers who spent a certain amount (£20?) were given one of these games for free – Monopoly Deal was once of these.

This version has less cards than the regular Monopoly Deal. To win, one must complete only two colour property sets. Six colour groups survive – Pink, Orange, Red, Yellow, Dark Blue & Utilities. The number of Action Cards is also reduced. Although, there is a new type of Action Card – the Forced Purchase. This forces a player to sell a property at twice the purchase price.

2014 – 2017: Cartamundi Shuffle (Hard Red Case)

Cartamundi released hard case versions of Hasbro games – including Monopoly Deal. The game is otherwise identical. However, a companion app was released, which adds Chance Cards to the base game. This edition is now Out of Print with the app no longer available to download – making this game sell for over £30 online. In 2017, it was republished with a new cardboard sleeve – game remains the same.

2017 – 2024: Return to Hasbro

This is the current version of Monopoly Deal, which is still available in shops and online. The game is identical to previous releases albeit with a return to the cardboard packet. The cards also has a completely new art style.

  • 2021 reprint

Game remains unchanged – production code now 0421 (April 2021) implying there was a change during the reprint. The only difference appears to be a change in Hasbro UK address on reverse of box. Now located in Newport.

2024 + : Current Edition (Refresh)

Read more about this edition and its remarkable error here.

Misprinted Bow Street card – Pall Bow Street