How to Make Monopoly Chance Cards

By Adam Parker
Monopoly is the quintessential board game.

Monopoly is a classic board game that is played by people all around the world. There are two draw piles in the game, namely Community Chest and Chance. If you lose some of your chance cards, you can make some more of your own to avoid buying a whole new game set.

Get some orange card stock. You can buy card stock at a stationary store or an office supply store. If you already have some Monopoly chance cards, take one to the store with you to find the color that most closely matches the card.

Write out the directions of each chance card using a word processor. The directions on each chance card are as follows: Advance to Go (Collect $200); Advance to Illinois Ave.; Advance token to nearest Utility. If unowned, you may buy it from the Bank. If owned, throw dice and pay owner a total ten times the amount thrown; Advance token to nearest Railroad and pay owner twice the rental to which he/she is otherwise entitled. If Railroad is unowned, you may buy it from the Bank. (Make two copies of this card.); Advance to St. Charles Place - if you pass Go, collect $200; Bank pays you dividend of $50; Get out of Jail free - this card may be kept until needed, or traded; Go back 3 spaces; Go directly to Jail- do not pass Go, do not collect $200; Make general repairs on all your property - for each house pay $25 - for each hotel $100; Speeding Fine $15; Take a trip to Reading Railroad - if you pass Go collect $200; Advance to Boardwalk; You have been elected chairman of the board - pay each player $50; Your building loan matures - collect $150; You have won a crossword competition - collect $100.

Arrange the text for each card so that each set of directions fits within the border of the card. The easiest way to accomplish this is to use a layout such as a business card template. The size of the chance cards that come with the Monopoly board game is 3 7/16 inches by 2 7/32 inches.

Print and cut out the cards. Once you’ve finalized the template for the chance cards, print them out on your card stock. If your template prints card boarders, simply along the borders to create the individual cards. If there are no boarders on the printout, just measure and draw your own. The easiest way to do this is to measure them out on one sheet and then stack and cut all your sheets together.

About the Author

Adam Parker is a writer from Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University. Parker has written articles for online sources including The Motley Fool, Gameworld Network and Glossy News.