Naruto Monopoly Guide

Attention all Shinobi! Naruto needs our help once again, but this time instead of fighting the Akatsuki, we’ll be taking on the world of finances. Naruto Shippuden Monopoly allows players to recruit the best characters from Naruto to impress the Hokage and prove that they can lead a village.

Even if you aren’t a big fan of Naruto, there is still plenty to be enjoyed in this new Monopoly experience.

It’s always interesting when you see a new take on a classic game like Monopoly, but when done correctly, it can be a ton of fun and allow you to see some of your favorite characters in a completely new setting. The biggest obstacle is making Naruto Shippuden Monopoly different enough so that long-time Monopoly fans will enjoy it and have it satisfy fans of the series as well.

Thankfully, Naruto Shippuden Monopoly does all that and much more. In this Naruto Shippuden Monopoly Guide, I will provide everything you need to know to lead your village to victory!

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Naruto Shippuden Monopoly: an Overview

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 8+
  • Playing time – 60-120 minutes

Naruto Shippuden Monopoly was released in 2022 by both Hasbro and Viz Media. It’s manufactured by USAOpoly, one of the leading board game manufacturers in the world.

The game takes players to the Hidden Leaf Village, where they are sent on a mission by the Hokage to recruit the village’s most elite Shinobi. The Hidden Leaf Village is the home of Naruto and Team 7. It is where the adventure first starts in Naruto and where it continues throughout most of Naruto Shippuden.

Along the way, Naruto meets a lot of different Shinobi that either help him or try to hurt the village. Naruto Shippuden Monopoly showcases a lot of these ninjas in various ways. Some of them you can recruit, and some of them you’ll want to avoid meeting.

Despite the structure being similar to classic Monopoly, in Naruto Shippuden, Monopoly players will work with recruiting ninjas rather than buying houses. You are essentially building your dream team of ninjas. The board retains a similar style, but instead of traditional buildings, you’ll see various Naruto characters around the board and some other nods to the popular anime.

You won’t be building houses either. Onigiri and Ramen replace traditional houses and hotels.

The Aim of the Game

The game aims to be the final player left with any money. Once all your opponents have gone bankrupt, then you are chosen as the leader and most capable shinobi in the Hidden Leaf Village.

You can achieve this by obtaining Ninja and charging other players that land on them. Collect Ninja from the same color set and increase the amount that other players will have to pay you. Build Onigiri and Ramen to cement your victory fully.

Collectible Monopoly Game Featuring Japanese Manga Series

How to Play

Playing Naruto Shippuden Monopoly is pretty similar to playing the classic version of Monopoly. You just need to familiarize yourself with a few new pieces and the different board sections.

  • The design of the board has been changed to reflect the Hidden Leaf Village and various characters that live in the village or have been a part of Naruto’s journey.
  • There are 6 Tokens that players can choose as their starting pieces. These include Gaara’s Sand Gourd, Akasutki’s Cloud, Kakashi Anbu Mask, Shinobi Sandal, Kunai, and Shuriken.
  • Onigiri and Ramen replace houses and hotels.
  • Railway stations are replaced by Akatsuki members Deidara, Kisame, Itachi, and Pain.
  • Obito and Kabuto replace the Electric Company and Water Works.
  • Income Tax and Luxury Tax spaces are replaced by Barbecue and Ichiraku Ramen.
  • Training and Mission Cards replace Chance and Community Chest.
  • Custom Naruto Salary Money replaces money.
  • Instead of buying properties, you recruit different Ninjas into your team.

Setup

When setting up for Naruto Shippuden Monopoly, here’s everything you need to do:

  1. Shuffle all the Training and Mission Cards and place them face down in their corresponding spot on the board.
  2. Select a player to be the banker. They will handle all the transactions, including dealing the starting money to each player. They are also in charge of the Onigiri, Ramen, Title Deed Cards, and even the Auctions! So choose someone that you know can get the job done! They can also play but just make sure they separate their money.
  3. The Banker will need to give each player:
    1. 2 x $500
    2. 4 x $100
    3. 1 x $50
    4. 1 x $20
    5. 2 x $10
    6. 1 x $5
    7. 5 x $1
  4. Players choose their tokens and place them on GO!
  5. Put the die by the game board.

Follow these steps, and you will be ready to begin your very first Naruto Shippuden Monopoly game!

Familiar Locations and Iconic Moments from The Anime Show

Starting the Game

Each player will need to roll the two dice to begin the game. Whoever rolls the highest number will be the first to go. After them, it will rotate to the player on the left and so on.

Taking a Turn

Here is how your turn will work in Naruto Shippuden Monopoly.

  1. Roll both dice.
  2. Move your Token clockwise according to the total number that you rolled. Follow the arrow!
  3. When you land on the spot, you perform which action is necessary. Buy, pay rent, do Training, and so on.
  4. 4. Collect $200 every time that passes GO! unless instructed not to do so.
  5. If you roll a double, then you get to go again! But don’t celebrate yet. If you happen to roll three doubles, then you will go straight to jail for being greedy!
  6. Pass the dice to the player to your left.

Spots On The Board You Could Land In

Unrecruited Ninjas

This is the most common area when it’s your first turn. This can be anyone from Kakashi, Sasuke, Sakura, or even Naruto. You can recruit them as soon as you land on it if you have enough money.

If you don’t want to pay the price to recruit them, then The Banker will auction them off. If no one participates in the Auction, then the Title Deed remains with the Banker. I highly advise that you recruit every Ninja you land in on your first turn. You want to build up your roster and have spots to be able to charge rent to other players and trade with them.

Ninja Recruited by Another Player

Landing on a Ninja that another player has already recruited means that you will need to pay that Ninja’s salary. Their salary will be shown as rent on the card, but you will only need to pay if the player requests the salary. If they forget and the next person starts their turn, then you saved yourself some money!

But if you do happen to land on it and you are charged, then you will need to pay up. The amount depends on how far along their Ninja is in the game. If they have all the Ninja in a color set, then rent will be doubled. These increases when players add Onigiri, and the most you’ll have to pay is landing on a Ninja with Ramen! Best to avoid those!

Training or Mission

If you land on a Training or Mission space, then you will need to pick up a Training or Mission Card. Follow the instructions on the card and resolve whatever effects it has written on it.

Obito or Kabuto

You can purchase them if someone doesn’t already own them. If they are owned, then you will need to roll the dice and multiply that number by four. This is how much you will need to pay the owner. If they own both Obito and Kabuto, then multiply that number by 10.

Barbecue or Ichiraku Ramen

Pay the amount shown on the space to the Banker. This is similar to the luxury tax in the classic version of Monopoly. If you want to stay well-fed, then you will have to face the consequences!

An Akatsuki Member

You can purchase Akatsuki Members, and they function similar to Railway Stations! This means you can not build Onigiri or Ramen on them, but if you could multiple Akatsuki Members, then you will be able to charge other players a hefty sum.

Go to Jail

This is the worst spot to land in because you will get sent straight to Jail! This means that you can not collect $200 for passing GO! To leave Jail, you will need to either use a Get Out of Jail Free Card, roll doubles, or paying the price requested by the Banker.

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Actions You Can Take

These are the different actions that you will be able to take while playing Naruto Shippuden Monopoly.

Buy Properties

When you land on a property/ninja that has yet to be purchased by another play, then you will have the option to purchase/recruit it. This is a fundamental action in Naruto Shippuden Monopoly, and it is necessary to win. You can not win if you do not purchase any properties because you will go bankrupt from all the rent you will need to pay.

Collect Rent

Whenever another player lands on one of your ninjas, then you will be able to collect rent from them. This is why it is crucial to build up your ninja! Collect the same color sets. Build Onigiri and Ramen!

Auction

Players that do not buy a property they land on can choose to auction it. An Auction also happens when players go bankrupt. All their property will be auctioned off to other players. An auction will start with the Banker, and the Title Deed will go to whatever player offers the most money.

Build

Players can build Onigiri or Ramen on a Ninja that they have already recruited. To do this, you will need to complete a color set first. This means you will need to recruit every Ninja in that specific color set.

Then you can purchase Onigiri and Ramen from the Banker. But you will need to build evenly. This means that you can not build a second Onigiri unless all the ninjas on a color set have at least one Onigiri. Once you have four Onigiri on a Ninja, then you will be able to build Ramen. You can only have one Ramen on each Ninja.

Having Ramen is one of the best ways to win in the Naruto Shippuden Monopoly. Players will need to pay you a hefty sum whenever they land on this space.

Sell

You can also sell your Ninja to other players for an agreed-upon price. And you can even sell Onigiri and Ramen back to the Bank for half the price that you bought them for. If it is suitable for your strategy, then do it! If you start selling to make ends meet, then you might be on your way to bankruptcy.

Mortgage Properties

Players can mortgage properties without Onigiri or Ramen on them. You will need to put the Title Deed of the Ninja’s face down and then collect whatever money value is listed on the card when you do this.

You can not build Onigiri or Ramen on mortgaged property. You can not collect rent on a mortgaged property. The player that mortgaged the property still owns the property, and no other player can repay the mortgage for them.

But the owner can sell this property to other players. They would need to repay the mortgage on top of paying the player for the property. If they buy the property from you and do not lift the mortgage immediately, they will still need to pay 10% tax to the Bank.

You can repay a mortgage, but you will need to add 10% to whatever you paid.

Trade

You can trade with other players! You can trade different Ninja, but you will need to sell any Onigiri or Ramen on them first. Trades can be done with money, other Ninja, or even Get Out of Jail Cards!

Winning the Game

To win the game, you need to become the wealthiest Ninja in the Hidden Leaf Village. You can achieve this by recruiting Ninja and collecting rent from other players!

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What Is Naruto Shippuden?

Naruto Shippuden is the second part of the critically acclaimed Naruto series. It picks up after Naruto’s initial training period with Jiraya and after Sasuke leaves the village to go learn from Orochimaru.

One of the biggest ways to differentiate Naruto and Naruto Shippuden is by the style of the main characters. In Naruto Shippuden, all of Team 7 gets a new style. This includes Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. The beginning of Naruto Shippuden centers on the Pain arc and Akatsuki members. This is why the Akatsuki members are spread around the Naruto Shippuden Monopoly board.

If this were based on Naruto, then the Akatsuki members would likely not be present.

How Many Components Are There in Naruto Shippuden Monopoly?

Here is every piece that is included with Naruto Shippuden Monopoly:

  • Naruto Shippuden Game Board
  • 6 Collectible Tokens: Gaara’s Sand Gourd, Akasutki’s Cloud, Kakashi Anbu Mask, Shinobi Sandal, Kunai, and Shuriken
  • 28 Title Deed Cards
  • 16 Training Cards
  • 16 Mission Cards
  • Naruto Shippuden Money
  • 32 Onigiri
  • 12 Ramen Bowls
  • Rule Book
  • Dice

Alternatives to Naruto Shippuden Monopoly

Pokemon Monopoly

MONOPOLY Pokemon Kanto Edition

Pokemon Monopoly is everything you love about classic Monopoly but with a Kanto Region-themed board and some of your favorite Pokemon! It is similar to Naruto Shippuden Monopoly because instead of properties, you are capturing Pokemon!

It’s a lot of fun and must buy if you are a fan of Pokemon!

Find out everything you need to know and more in our complete Pokemon Monopoly Guide.

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 8+
  • Playing time – 60-120 minutes

Super Mario Celebration Monopoly

MONOPOLY Super Mario Celebration

Super Mario Celebration Monopoly is Monopoly but with a fun twist. Instead of actual Monopoly money, you will be playing with Coins. The board also brings many of the locations that Super Mario Bros has had over the years to the world of Monopoly. It’s an adventure that you can’t miss if you are a fan of Mario!

Did I mention that instead of chance cards, there is a fully functional Random Cube? Full of noises and more!

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 8+
  • Playing time – 60-120 minutes

Animal Crossing Monopoly

MONOPOLY Animal Crossing New Horizons

If you’re a fan of gaming, then Animal Crossing Monopoly is one that you can not miss! This version of Monopoly offers plenty of pieces and tokens that highlight some of the best part about Animal Crossing Monopoly and is one of our most highly rated versions of the board game!

Find out everything you need to know and more in our complete Animal Crossing Monopoly Guide.

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 8+
  • Playing time – 60-120 minutes

Naruto Shippuden: The Board Game

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE BOARD GAME

Tired of fighting over winning too much in Monopoly? Well, with Naruto Shippuden: The Board Game, players work together to take on one of the Hidden Leaf Village’s greatest threats, the Akatsuki. It’s always fun to work together, and it can be challenging to defeat the Akatsuki, so you and your friends may need a couple of playthroughs!

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 13+
  • Playing time – 60 minutes

Naruto Ninja Arena

Ninja Arena Complete Set

Naruto Ninja Arena brings the chaotic nature of the Chunin Exams to board games! It’s fast-paced and frantic where players all play at the same time and must fight to be the last player standing! Each game only takes less than half an hour, so if you’re looking for something that you can play in a short amount of time and with friends!

  • Players – 2-4
  • Recommended age – 10+
  • Playing time – 15-30 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Who is Naruto?

Answer: Naruto Uzumaki is a member of the Hidden Leaf Village and the Jinchuriki of the Nine-Tailed Fox. The Nine-Tailed Fox is one of the Tailed Beasts, and it is capable of tremendous power. So to control that power, the village sealed it inside Naruto. This has made the village grow weary of him, and because of that, he tends to be alone at the beginning of his adventure.
Along the way, he meets Sasuke, who is his friend and his nemesis. In Naruto Shippuden, Naruto and Sasuke often clash physically, and they clash with their ideals as well. Despite this, Naruto is the main character of the series hence why it is named after him.

Question: Who is Team 7?

Answer: Team 7 is the iconic team that Naruto joins when he finally becomes a Ninja. This team consists of Sasuke, Naruto, Sakura, and their leader Kakashi. It is often considered the strongest team due to having both Sasuke, the last Uchiha, and Naruto, the Jinchuriki of the Nine-Tailed Fox. Sakura is also incredibly well versed in Genjustu and healing. So it makes her someone that can be trusted and relied. She often seems like the glue of the team since she is always doing her best to keep everyone together.
Kakashi is the leader and teacher of Team 7. He has served time with the Anbu, the highest ranked Ninja in the Hidden Leaf Village and is known across the land as the Copycat Ninja due to his Sharingan. Kakashi is the only known member to possess a Sharingan that is not a part of the Uchiha Clan.

Question: Can I Still Enjoy Naruto Shippuden Monopoly If I Never Watched Naruto?

Answer: You can still play it, but you will probably not enjoy the references. You’re better off playing Classic Monopoly or finding one of the many versions that you actually will enjoy! It’s always best to find a version of a show or game that you really enjoy!

Question: Where Can I Watch Naruto Shippuden?

Answer: You can currently stream Naruto Shippuden on Hulu and Crunchyroll!

Question: Can You Play Naruto Shippuden Solo?

Answer: Unfortunately, no, you can not play Naruto Shippuden solo! You’ll need at least two players to actually enjoy this popular board game.

Naruto Monopoly – Is It Worth Buying?

If you’re thinking about picking up Naruto Shippuden Monopoly, then I strongly suggest you only do so if you are currently a fan of the Naruto series! If you have no interest in Naruto, then this may not be the board game for you. This is because Naruto Shippuden Monopoly is basically a Naruto-themed version of Classic Monopoly with nothing really changing when it comes to the actual mechanics of Monopoly.

What does change is the board and components of the game. So if you’re not a fan of the series, then these changes probably won’t mean much to you.

But if you are a fan of the Naruto series, then yes! Absolutely pick up Naruto Shippuden Monopoly. It’s a new way to play Monopoly, and you’ll be able to see Naruto and all his friends in a completely new way.

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