According to the official rulebook from Hasbro, Classic Monopoly can be played by two to eight people. The ideal number of players is four, which is the number of players used in official Monopoly tournaments. This keeps the game balanced and the playtime relatively short.
Different Versions of Monopoly
It’s important to note that different versions of Monopoly call for different numbers of players. For example, Monopoly: Rivals Edition was made for 2 players. It features a smaller board, no hotels, and only $100 and $50 bills to keep the game moving quickly.
The card games Monopoly Deal and Monopoly Bid were designed for between two and five players.
However, Monopoly: Mega Edition is best for larger groups and is perfect for six players or more.
Generally, playing with between three and five people will result in the best game experience. A typical game with this number of players will last around two hours.