You will be sent to Jail if:

  • You land on the "GO TO JAIL" space, or
  • You pick a Chance or Community Chest card which tells you to "GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL," or
  • You roll doubles three times in succession on your turn.

Your turn ends when you are sent to Jail. If you are sent there, you will not collect $200 for passing GO, regardless of where you are on the board.

To get out of Jail you can:

Pay a fine of $50 and continue on your next turn, or

  • Purchase a "Get Out of Jail Free" card from another player at a mutually agreed upon price and use it to get out, or
  • Use a "Get Out of Jail Free" card if you already have one, or
  • Wait there for three turns, rolling the dice on each turn to try to roll doubles. If you roll doubles on any turn, move out of Jail using this dice roll. After you have waited three turns, you must pay $50 and then move out of Jail.

Note: While in Jail you can collect rent on properties, provided they are not mortgaged.

Just Visiting

If you are not "sent to Jail" but, during the course of play, land on the Jail space, you are "Just Visiting" and incur no penalty. On your next turn, move ahead as usual.


Once you own all properties of a color-group, you can buy houses to put on any of those spaces. This increases the rent you can charge to passing tenants. The price of a house is shown on the relevant Title Deed.

You can only buy houses on your turn, and you must build evenly. You cannot build a second house on any one site of a color-group until you have built one house on every site of that group, and so on, up to a maximum of four houses per property. Selling houses must also be done evenly. You can buy or sell at any time, and as many buildings as your judgment and financial standing will allow.

Note: Houses may not be built if any site of the same color-group is mortgaged.

If you own all properties of a color-group, and only one or two of them have been built on, you can still collect double rent from another player who lands on one of your unimproved properties in that color-group.


You must have four houses on each site of a complete color-group before you can buy a hotel. Hotels are bought in the same way as houses and cost four houses, which are returned to the Bank, plus the price shown on the Title Deed. Only one hotel may be erected on any one site.

Building Shortages

If there are no houses left in the Bank, you must wait for other players to return theirs before you can buy any. Similarly, when selling hotels, you cannot replace them with houses if there are none available.

Selling Property

You may sell undeveloped properties, railroads and utilities to any other player as a private transaction for a sum agreeable to both of you. (See "The Trading Screen" on page 13.) No property, however, may be sold to another player if any buildings stand on any of the properties of that color-group. Should you wish to sell a property from a color-group, you must first sell all buildings on those properties to the Bank.

Houses must be sold evenly, in the same way as they were bought. (See "Houses" on page 9). Houses and hotels cannot be sold to other players. They must be sold to the Bank at half the value stated on the relevant Title Deed.

For hotels, the Bank will pay half the cash price of the hotel plus half the price of the four houses, which were given to the Bank for the purchase of the hotel. All hotels on one color-group may be sold at once.

If necessary, hotels can be broken back down into houses to raise money. To do this, you can sell a hotel to the Bank and receive, in exchange, four houses as well as money for the hotel (i.e. half its cost).

Mortgaged property cannot be sold to the Bank, but can be sold to other players.


If you have no money left and are required to pay a debt, you can raise money by mortgaging a property. To do this, first sell off any buildings on that property to the Bank. (See "Mortgage" on page 12.) When you wish to repay your mortgage, you must pay the amount of the mortgage plus 10% interest.

Note: If you mortgage a property, you retain possession of it. No other player can secure it by paying off the mortgage to the Bank.

Rent cannot be collected on a mortgaged property. It can, however, still be collected for other properties of that color-group.

You can sell mortgaged property to other players at any agreed upon price. The buyer can then decide to remove the mortgage immediately by paying off the mortgage plus the 10% interest. Alternatively, he/she can pay the 10% but retain the property with a mortgage. In this case, when the mortgage is finally removed an additional 10% is payable.

When all sites of a color-group are no longer mortgaged, the owner may begin to buy back houses at full price.


If you owe the Bank or another player more money than you can raise from your assets, you are declared bankrupt and are out of the game. If your debt is to the Bank, the Bank takes all your cash and Title Deeds. The Bank then auctions off each property to the highest bidder.

If you are made bankrupt by another player, your houses and hotels are sold to the Bank at half their original cost and that player receives any cash, Title Deeds and "Get Out of Jail Free" cards you own. If you own any mortgaged property, you must turn it over to that player. That player must immediately pay 10% and then choose whether to retain the mortgage or pay it off in full now

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