Gain cash and ride the rides. Monopoly Junior is an opportunity to travel around an amusement park while winning money from the board. More importantly however, it is an opportunity to win money from your friends. Here are the Monopoly Junior rules.
Monopoly Junior Rules: Setting Up the Board
Place the board in front of you you can start putting pieces in place. The Chance cards go in their spot of the board. Set the plastic ticket booths to the side and organize the stacks of money that have undoubtedly gotten disorganized in the box.
Pick one player as a banker. This person will have the role of distributing and collecting money throughout the game. For right now however, they can hand each player their initial cash amounts. Each player receives five $1’s, four $2’s, three $3’s, two $4’s, and one $5.
The last thing to set up is perhaps the most important. Choose which color car you’ll drive throughout the game and set them on the “Go” spot.
Monopoly Junior Rules: A Basic Turn
The game is played in turns. The player with the highest number on an initial dice roll goes first.
Each turn is played the same way with a player rolling the die and moving that number of spaces. Your car will park on different spots and that’s where the game’s complexity emerges. Regardless of the consequences, follow the instructions on the space where you land.
Here are the spots you can land.
Amusement – If you land on one of the spaces with colored rectangles, you have landed on some aspect of an amusement park and, understandably, will have to spend some money. This can happen a few ways however.
If the amusement does not have a booth set up by another player, you must pay the bank the dollar amount listed on the spot. As a result you now may control that amusement square by placing one of your color’s ticket booths on that colored rectangle.
If, on the other hand, you land on a spot with an opponent’s ticket booth on it, you must pay the money amount on that spot to the owner of that amusement. If both amusement of the same color are owned by that player, you must pay double that amount.
GO! – If you land on or pass the GO! spot, you may collect $2 dollars from the bank.
Railroad – Railroads extend your turn. Roll the die again and move that number of spaces as if it were one roll.
Pay $2 Dollars Spot – Going to see the Fireworks or a Water Show will cost you $2 dollars paid to the “Loose Change” spot opposite GO! on the board.
Restrooms – If you land in the restrooms, there is no result to your turn. Landing on the “Go to the Restroom” is much worse. If you land there, pay $3 dollars to “Loose Change” and move your car to the “Restroom” spot
Chance – Draw a “Chance” card and follow the instructions. Some might move you elsewhere on the board. Some may direct you to put a free booth on a certain color. If that color is completely occupied by one opponent, this is impossible and you can draw a new card. If however, both spaces are occupied by two different opponents, you can remove one of the two booths.
Loose Change – Jackpot! With a few other spots funneling money to the “Loose Change” spot, there is usually a hefty sum to be won by landing there. If you are so lucky, collect that money and laugh at your opponents.
Monopoly Junior Rules: Winning the Game
The game proceeds with money traded back and forth until one player has run out. When this happens, the player with the most money is the winner of Monopoly Junior.