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For other uses, see Free Parking (disambiguation).
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A house rule that allows cash in Free Parking. About 75% of players use this rule.

Free Parking is a corner square on the board diagonally opposite to Go. When a player lands here nothing happens and they move off the space on their next turn.

The only exception is in the Monopoly City version, where landing on the space grants the player the 'Rent Dodge' card, regardless of if another player has it or not. And Cheater's Edition, where landing on the space grants the player a Community Chest card or Chance card.

Free Parking, however, is often useful particularly in the game's later stages; when players have bought sets and build houses and hotels and charge exceedingly high rent, Free Parking offers a welcome respite to wait until your next turn.

House Rules

Many house rules have cropped up over the years regarding this corner square; some of the simplest involve placing a $50 note under the square, which goes to the first player to land there. In some variations, the first note is a $1; when this is claimed it is replaced by a $5 and so on.

It is important to remember that these are all House Rule variants and not official to any known Hasbro version of the game. Hasbro generally discourages players from using this rule, as it can increase the length of the game (i.e. When an almost-bankrupt player lands on the space and gets a hefty bonus) and removes the general benefit of Free Parking.

Free Payout variation

Here's how it works

  1. Anytime someone pays a fee or tax (Jail, Income, Luxury, etc.), put the money in the middle of the board.
  2. When someone lands on Free Parking, they get that money. If there is no money, they receive $100.

Note: This variation generally increases the length of the game.

Mac and PC Versions

In the 1991 Mac version, you could alter the amount the free parking amount from $0 to $65,525, and the 2000 Mac and PC versions could be changed from $0 to $750 (in this order: $0, $250, $500, $750). All three versions also had it as a free space as well. Whereas the 1992 DOS version has a max of $999. In all versions, the Free Parking bonus can be switched on or off.

N64 Version

In the N64 version, the pot starts at $500 and grows by fines and taxes. Once someone lands on the space and claims the money, the pot starts at $0 and will grow only through fines and taxes.

Nintendo Switch Version

In the Switch version, the pot starts a $0 and grows as shown above.

Taxi Challenge Mini-Game

In 2009, Hasbro released Monopoly Free Parking: The Toppling Taxi Game; a mini-game that could be played as a stand-alone game or as an addition to a "standard" game board.

By choosing to take the Taxi Challenge (which consists on balancing five plastic Taxi Tokens on a wobbly mini-board) and succeeding, the player's token gets a "free taxi ride" to any space on the Monopoly track, in the same manner as the Speed Die.