If you’re planning to make your own custom Monopoly board game, one of the first things that you’ll need to know is the Monopoly board size.
While you can make your Monopoly board as large or small as you like, sticking to the standard Monopoly dimensions will make things easier, and make your game look nice and neat.
When you plan to make a cheap blank Monopoly board from card or to handcraft a wooden Monopoly board, read on for all of the measurements you need to make your own Monopoly game at home.
I’ve checked all of these myself with a tape measure, so they’re 100% accurate.
Size of Monopoly Board
First, let’s take a look at the sizes of the Monopoly board and how to divide it up.
What are the dimensions of a Monopoly board?
A classic Monopoly board is 19 1/2 inches by 19 1/2 inches square.
Each property space is 1 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches tall.
The corner pieces are 2 1/2 inches square.
What size is a Monopoly board in cm?
A classic Monopoly board is 50 cm by 50 cm square. Each property space is 4 cm wide and 6.5 cm tall. The corner pieces are 6.5 cm square.
Of course, your Monopoly board doesn’t have to follow the standard Monopoly board dimensions. You can make it as big or small as you like. There’s even a 15m x 15m Lifesized Monopoly game in London.
Size of Monopoly Money
What size is Monopoly money?
Standard Monopoly money in new Classic Monopoly sets is 4 inches (10 cm) wide by 2 inches (5 cm) high. The bills have altered in shape and size over the years and also vary in the different Monopoly editions.
There are many ways that you can make your own Monopoly money, and the simplest is to draw it by hand. In fact, the official Monopoly rules even state that if the bank runs out of money during the game, you can make extra Monopoly money with paper and a pen.
When making your own Monopoly money, it’s not particularly important that you make it to the standard size. What is important for a homemade Monopoly set, however, is that each bill is exactly the same.
Check out these free printable Monopoly money templates for the easiest way to print your own Monopoly money.
Size of Monopoly Cards
A Monopoly set comes with various cards – Property cards (also known as Title Deed cards), Chance cards, and Community Chest cards. They are all the same size.
What size are Monopoly property cards?
Monopoly property cards are 3 1/8 inches tall and 2 inches wide. If you work in centimeters, that’s 8 cm tall and 5 cm wide.
What size are Chance and Community Chest cards?
Monopoly Chance and Community Chest cards are 3 1/8 inches tall and 2 inches wide. If you work in centimeters, that’s 8 cm tall and 5 cm wide.
In Monopoly, Chance cards, Community Chest cards, and Title Deed cards are all the same size.
If you’re making your own cards, you can refer to this list of all Chance and Community Chest cards in Monopoly and use this printable Chance and Community Chest cards template.
Size of Monopoly Tokens
Depending on which version of Monopoly you have, you’ll find different tokens included.
The current Monopoly tokens from May 2022 onwards are:
- Rubber Ducky
- Top Hat
- Race Car
However, the tokens have changed over the years, and there’s a big list of tokens to choose from.
How big are Monopoly pieces?
It’s tricky to compare the dimensions of the Monopoly pieces as they are all different shapes – some, like the penguin, are tall and narrow, whereas others, like the T-Rex are much longer.
The T-Rex was replaced by the thimble recently, so if you’re using the latest tokens, you actually don’t need to worry about it.
On average, Monopoly tokens are approximately half an inch tall. The tallest token is the penguin at 7/8 inch, while the shortest is the top hat at 3/8 inch.
In some classic Monopoly editions, the largest token is the T-Rex which is 1 1/2 inches long thanks to that big tail. But, as I said, the latest sets don’t have that token, so the next longest would be the racecar at 1 inch long.
The smallest Monopoly token is the top hat which is half the size of the T-Rex at just 3/4 inch long.
What’s your favorite token? Mine has to be the dog! In fact, that’s the favorite token of everyone in my family. Perhaps I should make a custom game with all different breeds of dogs as the tokens?
Size of Monopoly Houses and Hotels
What size are the houses and hotels in Monopoly?
In Monopoly, houses are the smaller green buildings and hotels are the larger red buildings.
Monopoly houses are 1/2 inch wide, 1/2 inch deep, and 3/8 inch tall. The hotels are 3/4 inch wide, 1/2 inch deep, and 5/8 inch tall.
Although they look rectangular, the Monopoly houses are actually square-shaped. The roof causes an optical illusion that makes them look wider than they are. The hotels, however, really are rectangular.
Size of the Monopoly Box
How big is a Monopoly box?
The box from a classic Monopoly set is 16 inches (40.5cm) long by 10 3/4 inches (27cm) wide by 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm high).
I hope that this guide to the Monopoly board dimensions will help you to build your own Monopoly set. Whether you follow the official Monopoly game to a tee or customize the streets, cards, and tokens, building a Monopoly board can be a lot of fun.
For more help, take a look at my free and detailed guide: How To Make Your Own Monopoly Game.
I also have some printables that you may find useful…