Introduction: How to Make a Harry Potter Monopoly Board Game

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I absolutely love making customized board games, and I got the idea to turn one of the most strategic games into a Harry Potter-themed gaming experience. Why play the same old Monopoly with the same old chance and community chest cards when you could invent your own with some surprising twists and turns taken right from your favorite book and film franchise?

I call it ... Pottopoly! Enjoy!

Thank you all for voting! We won 2nd prize in the Wizarding Contest!

Pottopoly is now ON SALE! Visit my Etsy shop here to score your very own copy of Pottopoly before they're gone!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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Here are the materials you will need to construct Pottopoly.

  • A sturdy material (thick cardboard, foam poster board, or an unused/old game board) that is perfectly square (measuring the same size both in width and length).
    • I used an old Monopoly board (19.25" x 19.25"), but any square game board will do. (I recommend this size, so you can use my templates).
  • Tape Measure or Ruler
  • A computer, color printer, and/or some graphic designing software for creating the game board design and playing materials. I used a combination of Microsoft Paint, Photoshop (you can download a free trial here), and Pixlr (free online web app like Photoshop).
    • If you like hand-designing your work or do not prefer to use a computer, you can do so on the blank templates provided.
  • Avery 8.5" x 11" white full sheet labels (available on Amazon) to print your game board designs. These will adhere right to the game board, withstand the game board's folding and unfolding, and make for a clean, professional-looking play space.
    • One small package contains 25 labels, which will be more than enough for your game board and some extras, just in case you mess up.
  • A precision die cutter or paper trimmer. I picked up a precision cutter for $15.49 at Target, which comes with a built-in scoring implement, which helps you create perfect, clean, straight cuts every single time.
  • Playing pieces (or materials to make them yourself).
  • Houses (34) and Hotels (13) for game play (or materials to make them yourself).
  • Two dice for game play.
  • Colored Paper to make your money or pre-made play money for game play.
    • I recommend putting each kind of bill (7 kinds--1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500) in a different color to help your players distinguish the bills.
    • This will also require a word processing program like Microsoft Word (or similar) to churn out sheets of identical bills.
  • White and colored card stock (I use 8.5"x11" 65lb. card stock) to create your property/utility/transportation deeds, Charms (Chance) cards, and Potions (Community Chest) cards.

Step 2: Design Your Center Image

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You'll need to pay close attention to measurements when designing your game board. I personally designed the center portion of my game board first (as pictured). The most important features of the main space on the board are the title and your community chest and chance card holder spaces.

As you can see, I have renamed the game Pottopoly (I manipulated the Harry Potter logo on Photoshop) and the action card spaces Potions and Charms. Whatever you decide on calling these cards in this step, you will have to stick with it because you will later use the same name on the action spaces on the board as well as the cards themselves.

I recommend creating your graphics on a canvas that is twice the size of what you actually need it to be, so when you scale your image to size, the quality will remain. Note: The more complex you create your game board, the more difficult the label application process will be.

You can download the Lumos and Harry Potter fonts online, which I used on all aspects of the game (except for the logo). For instructions on how to install this font into Windows 10, click here.

IMPORTANT: The more complex your center design is, the more important it will become in the next stages that you lay down the images perfectly. If you're a bit nervous about this, try to make your image less complex.

Step 3: Print and Test Your Center Design

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Once your image is designed, test out your image size on regular or scrap paper.

  1. If the center of your board measures 14"x14" (as mine does--this will be the case if you are using a Monopoly board or one that measures 19.25" x 19.25"), we will manipulate your designing program to print the image on as few Avery labels as possible. In Paint (or Photoshop if you wish), access the print page setup menu.
  2. Once you are in the Print Page set up, set your page orientation to portrait.
  3. Now, make sure that your printer is set to the following margins:
    • .75" on the left and right margins
    • .5" on the top and bottom margins
      • These margins will print you an image on four sheets of paper. You will notice that more of the image is printed on two sheets (two sheets will measure 7" wide x 10" long and the other two will measure 7" wide x 4" long).
  4. Print the image.
  5. Cut these printed images out with your precision cutter and lay them on your board to make sure the sizing looks good for your board. The goal is to have the image centered while also leaving enough room for your play squares (I'll refer to them as pathways from here on).
    • Having on old Monopoly board makes this step particularly easy because your measurements are already done for you. If they are not already done for you, see the next step for measurement guidance.
  6. If your image is too large, you can play with the margins provided above to get it to a size that works for your game board.

Step 4: Applying the Center Image to the Game Board

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Once you are happy with the test copies of your center image, it is time to print the final copies onto your adhesive labels. When cutting your labels, it is especially important that you leave white "tabs" (pictured) on the sides of your images. Here's how to strategize where to place your tabs.

  1. Decide which label you would like to lay down first, and then leave two white tabs (about .5") on the sides where the other corners of the image will be laid down.
    • I decided to lay down my bottom left image first, and so I left a tab on the top and right of my image.
  2. Decide which label you will lay second, and then leave one white tab in the direction of where your third label will be.
    • My bottom right label was second, and so I left a tab on top because my third image would be my top right corner.
  3. Your third label will require a tab in the direction of your final corner.
  4. Your fourth label will require no tabs whatsoever.


(You may skip this step if you are using an old game board)

Depending on the size of your board, you may want to adjust your outer pathways so that you have enough space for multiple players to land on at once.

The measurements of the play spaces on a typical Monopoly board are 2.75" tall (we'll worry about width when it comes time to design your pathways), but you might want to make them smaller or larger depending on how big your own board is. If your center image has printed to be 14" x 14", this measurement will be perfect for the pathways.

Using a ruler or tape measure, draw straight lines that are 2.75" away (or your selected measurement) from each edge of the board. You will use these lines as guides when placing your labels, so be sure they are parallel to the edges and perfectly straight.


The Avery shipping labels are especially good for this task because their backing lifts off in small sections at a time. This gives you the freedom to hold your image carefully without your hand sticking too much to the label. This step will require a good deal of light, a flat surface, and some patience.

Keep in mind that wherever your first corner is laid down determines the entire positioning. Depending on the surface of your board, you may only get one shot to place these labels down. With that said, here are some things to remember:

  1. It is more important that the center images are laid as perfectly as possible. It's far easier to hide imperfect outer edges of the center than it is to hide imperfections in the center of the image.
  2. Remember to lay down your labels in the order that you determined.
  3. Keep your hands as dry as possible so that the ink doesn't smudge and you don't transfer it from one part of the image to another.

Step 5: Designing Your Play Spaces

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It's time to design your pathways (playing squares)!

  1. Measure the exposed surface area of your game board. This space will be used for the game play spaces. Next, create a template either by hand or on your computer.
    • Note: If designing by computer, I recommend creating a template that is double the size to ensure quality images. If your image went down crooked, you might need to increase the size of your borders to cover these imperfections.
  2. Create a template (or use the one provided) that is twice the size you need it.
    • The provided template above is intended for a Monopoly board (19.25" x 19.25"). Because of quality, however, it is double the size needed (38.5"x5.75"). I have also made this template 1/8" larger than necessary to help you accommodate your errors.
  3. Plan ahead! Take a look at a Monopoly board (or the board shown above) to see what kinds of spaces you need to fill. Some examples include:
    • Property Spaces
    • Taxes
    • Chance Spaces (I've renamed them Potions)
    • Community Chest Spaces (Charms)
    • Transportation Spaces
    • Corner Spaces (Go, Jail, Free Parking, and Go to Jail)
      • You must also keep in mind that Monopoly groups properties together in groups of 3 (except for the dark blue/Park Place & Boardwalk segment, which is only 2). You will need to color code these on your board as well as on your property deeds later on.
      • For my own board, I made each color group a different theme. For example, my dark purple spaces are places of residence before Harry goes to Hogwarts (Hut on the Rock and the Cupboard under the Stairs). The red block includes locations around the castle (Quidditch Field, Gryffindor Tower, and Hagrid's Hut). The color coding is necessary, but themed color blocks are not.
  4. Once you have decided what to fill your board with, complete the blank template for all four sides of your board. Here are important things to keep in mind:
    • This template spans 11 spaces (the 9 middle spaces and 2 corners). So when designing your first side (let's say from Go to Jail), you can design these two corners. However, when you go to design the next side, remember to keep the right corner blank because you've already designed it (Jail space), and so on.
    • You will need to clearly label each property with its name, the price of purchase, and its "color group."
      • As you can see with my own project, I have kept the color groups the same as well as the fees (with the important exception of changing dollars to galleons!).
    • Go on Google for all of the images you need. There's quite the collection there for you to use!
    • Do NOT alter the template provided. Even though you will not need to design every corner cell, messing with the sizing of the template provided will make your printing and sizing step much more difficult.

Once you are happy with your design, move onto the next step.

Step 6: Prepare and Apply Your Pathways to the Board

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Time to prepare your pathways. First, you will need to test print and cut them to make sure that they both fit the game board and cover any imperfections that emerged during the center square placement.

If you are printing pathways to fit a board that is 19.25"x19.25" (Monopoly size), these are the printing margins that you will need to use (whether you print my pre-designed spaces or if you use the blank template I provided).

  • .25" left and right margins.
  • .5" top and bottom margins.

Cutting Your Pathways

Cut your pathways with your die cutter or precision cutter, remembering to leave overlap tabs just as we did with your center image). You'll want to plan the placement of these tabs strategically, though! Typically, each segment of pathway should have at least one tab (except for the final portion of pathway that will be laid).

If you wish to mimic what I have done above, here was the plan of attack I used:

  • Lay down the left side first (top piece, then bottom piece)
  • Lay down the top side next (right piece, then left piece)
  • Lay down the right side after (bottom piece, then top piece)
  • Lay down the bottom side last (left piece, then right piece)

Remember that this part of your game board creation is particularly difficult because you will need to make sure that the pathways line up both with each other and their tangent pathways that come in on a right angle.

Apply Your Pathway Labels

This session of adhesion is perhaps the most difficult because it will determine the overall look and feel of your board. You will definitely want to use the edge of your game board to help you place these labels neatly (although if you have cut the board yourself, you might want to exercise a bit of caution. If your board has been cut crookedly, your pathways will appear crooked and overlap each other incorrectly on the board).
Tips for Adhesion: Make use of the conveniently-backed Avery adhesive labels. Take off each section in portions to ensure maximum control over how the labels are adhered.After placing your labels, run your hand over the corners and edges to make sure that the labels are firmly attached. (Beware of sweaty hands during this step, especially if your ink is fresh!)If you have a folding board, fold your board now gently to make sure that your graphics remain in place.If your corners lift, you might want to consider adding a dab of fabric glue (which dries clear) under the edge to further fasten the images to the board. If you find a piece that has not been covered by graphics, such as the remainder of a white label tab, you can simply color in the imperfections with sharpies and/or markers.

Step 7: Design Your Property Deeds

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NOTE: I've just been notified that the links to all of my files do not work for some reason. You can access them here.

You will need to create property deeds that match the spaces on your game board. For this step, you will need a Word processor if you wish to create your deeds digitally. I have provided blank templates that are approximately the size of traditional Monopoly deeds for you to create your won.

Each double-sided property card is composed of 3 aspects:

  1. The title of the property on the correctly colored label (front)
  2. Rent, cottage, and castle information (front)
  3. And mortgage information (see the mortgage information step for important details) (front and back)

I have copied the purchase/rent/mortgage amounts found on the regular Monopoly, but if you have changed these values on your actual game spaces, you will need to invent these values. On the provided examples, you can see how I have organized this information.

Note: If you attempt to open the designed word file without having downloaded and properly installed the Lumos font, the deeds' sizing, spacing, and layout may be altered.

Fill in the correct information (or you can simply used my pre-made property cards).

Mortgage Information

You will see that mortgage information is provided both on the front and back sides of each card. You probably also noticed (when scrolling through the pre-made template) that the order of the deeds is reversed. This is intentional! When printing double-sided images, we have to account for how the printer flips the image. Detailed printing instructions can be found in the next step.

So, you must design your deeds with this in mind. If you are creating a Hut on the Rock deed in the top left cell of the front side template, you must place the mortgage information/reverse side for Hut on the Rock on the top right cell of the back side template. Or, if you're placing property information for The Leaky Cauldron on the bottom right of the front side, you must place its mortgage info on the bottom left of the back side. But if you are working on a deed that is in the top center cell, you can place the mortgage information in the top center of the reverse side template.

Step 8: Preparing and Printing Your Property Deeds

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As always, you will want to print your deeds on regular paper to proofread and ensure that they are aligned correctly, both in terms of text on the cell and the alignment of the front and reverse sides.

First, you will need to tell your printer to print double-sided and flip on short edge. Be sure that your document is also in landscape printing orientation. (This step is pictured and annotated above)

Once your deeds are printed, cut them out with your precision trimmer as if you were ready to play with them and thoroughly inspect them again. The black surrounding square encompassing all 6 deeds is a cutting guideline only. Try to cut just inside of this line.

Here are some important things to check for:

  • Has the correct mortgage information (reverse side) been printed on the back of each card?
  • Is the mortgage information on the reverse side centered on the card?
  • How does the spacing of the text and images look?
  • Is there enough contrast between the text and the colored property square? You might want to have some titles appear in white to enhance readability.

Printing the Final Copy of Your Deeds

Once you have made the proper adjustments to your cards and are happy with their appearance, it's time to print them for real onto white 8.5" x 11" card stock. The kind I have is a 65 lb. weight paper, which is durable enough for our purposes.

Let the ink dry on your cards for about 6 hours.

When cutting your deeds, be sure to:

  • Cut with the front of the deeds facing upward, so you can see what you're doing.
  • Cut inside of the major square containing all of the deeds (you don't want this black line to be visible on the edge of any of your deeds)
  • Cut each card directly in the center of the blank spaces between each cell. There should be white spaces on the sides of your deed. That black border is intentional and should be shown on your card.

Step 9: Create Your Potter-Themed Money

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NOTE: I've just been notified that the links to all of my files do not work for some reason. You can access them here.

Monopoly provides players with seven different denominations of cash: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500. It's a good idea to create your own bills in the same amounts to make transactions convenient. Except for this game, we will call them Galleons!

You may also use any Monopoly money you have laying around the house if you wish.


You will want to make these seven different bills distinguishable to the extent that the players can know what bill they are handling without giving them any more than a glance--in essence, they should be very visibly different.

I achieved this by selecting 7 different colors of paper, one for each kind of bill. I also designed them differently, but the main distinguishing characteristic is their color. I used 24 lb. colored paper for each bill.

Using the provided template, you can customize your own cash to mock the look and feel of your game board. If you want to start from scratch, there is a totally blank template that has cells in the exact size as traditional Monopoly money, but you can also use one of my designs and improve or change it to your liking.

Some suggestions for the design:

  • Feature the amount of the bill (1, 5, 10, etc.)
  • the title of your version of Pottopoly
  • a character or image in the center of the bill
  • The bills, if printed on colored paper, don't need to be double-sided.
  • If you're using colored paper, you might want to consider using only black text and graphics

Step 10: Prepare Your Money

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As always, print a sheet of each of your bills on the color paper that you intend to print them on. Check each bill for the correct amount, the positioning, and other small details that you may have overlooked when creating your bills. If your bills are ready to go, print them!

Please note that the gray outlines are intended to be guidelines. If they do not show up on the colored paper you select, you might want to change their color so you can utilize them when cutting.

Print Your Money

Typical Monopoly games come with the following amounts of bills:

  • 40 -- $1, $5, $10
  • 48 -- $20
  • 23 -- $50, $100, $500

If you have used my templates for creating the cash, you will need to print (minimum):

  • 4 full sheets each of your 1, 5, and 10 Galleon bills
  • 5 full sheets each of your 20 Galleon bills
  • 3 full sheets each of your 50, 100, and 500 Galleon bills

Of course, some of these will give you extra, but that's not exactly a bad thing. You may print extra if you wish.

Note: The template I've included is set for 8.5"x11". The paper I bought was actually A4 size, but as it turns out, it still worked out! (Be sure to check your paper size and set your printer accordingly)

Cut Your Money

Using your precision trimmer or die cutter, print your bills using the gray guidelines printed on each sheet.

Step 11: Design Your Charms/Potions (Community Chest/Chance) Cards

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NOTE: You can access templates for these cards here.

Now you'll need Charms and Potions cards to make your game interesting. These templates will produce you cards that measure 3"x1.75".

Design Aspects:

Typical Monopoly Chance and Community Chest cards incorporate the following actions:

  • Go to Go
  • Go directly to Jail
  • Get out of jail free card
  • Pay a fee
  • Collect funds
  • Advance to a specific space
  • Advance a given number of spaces
  • Advance to the nearest transportation space
  • Pay fees on houses and hotels
  • Collect fees from every player
  • Advance to utility spaces

Regardless of what you decide to include on your cards, typical Monopoly games include 16 of each. I have created 24 of each, and so the templates are set up that way.

It is also advisable to create double-sided cards that state clearly what kind of card they are (Potions or Charms). If you are using colored card stock, you don't necessarily have to do this.

Previewing and Printing

Once your cards have been designed, print and cut them out to ensure that nothing is cut off (either on the front or back of the card) Once you are satisfied with your design, print them on your card stock!

If you are printing on 8.5"x11" card stock or paper, you will not have to tamper with the margins. I advise printing these cards double-sided so the printer rotates the paper correctly and preserves the spacing specifications.

Step 12: Enjoy!

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Now that you've put in the hard work, enjoy your custom-made version of Pottopoly!


Thanks to everyone who voted! Pottopoly won second prize in the Wizarding Contest!

Pottopoly is now on sale! Visit my Etsy shop here.


dhoogheinc (author)2017-12-02

Game looks superb and am sure it was a lot of work on your part. I am trying to create my own version but I can't download the pathways template or the center blank template. Files indicate download version but only open as a read only. Would appreciate your reply in order to continue with my endeavor! Thank you.

jaydeechick (author)2016-12-17

Just wondering if the original documents will become available on instructables again, now that your item is no longer available on Etsy.

kroedel (author)jaydeechick2016-12-17

Hello, I'm still making Pottopoly, so unfortunately I won't have these templates up in order to protect my small business. Thank you so much for your interest and your enthusiasm!

NickO53 (author)kroedel2017-11-20

Hi, To repeat jaydeechick's question… now that you are no longer making Pottopoly (according to your replies via Etsy) please would you consider publishing your own superb artwork for people like myself who haven't any artistic flair? Happy to pay a reasonable fee if desired.

Robin-Agnes (author)2017-10-27


I'm almost done with my own version of Pottopoly, and I wanted to thank you for all your templates, information and ideas. I could never have done this on my own. There is only one thing left to do, and I would like to ask your help with that. I'd like to know where you got the little castles and huts to substitute for houses and hotels? Or did you use a 3d printer? If so, where did you get the designs for them? I'd be very gratefull for your help.

kroedel (author)Robin-Agnes2017-10-28

You can grab these off eBay--they're Disney Monopoly castles and cottages. Be sure they're selling you somewhere around 32 cottages/huts and 12 castles.

Juan MarcoC1 made it! (author)2017-10-25

Indeed ! Its not working !

Everything is in French or English

I've still work to do, I'll post it once its over :D

Juan MarcoC1 (author)2017-10-22


I just did my own monopoly too.
Check my files here : I hope you'll like it.

It took me time but it worths it !!

Enjoy !

kroedel (author)Juan MarcoC12017-10-25

Your link didn't work! Try adding the images directly. We'd love to see it!

MichelG41 (author)2017-10-05

Hello, will you ever sell this game again on your etsy? And why doesnt your instagram and facebook anymore? :( This is a wonderful game

eastcoastgems (author)2017-09-21

hi. i cant actually find the downloadable templates for the money, the board or the community chest/chance cards. i can only find the property templates. can anyone help me with links please?

JLBeastall (author)2017-09-05

Hey there! totally in love with your game board, I need your help though if possible? I have followed all of your instructions and created my own potter monopoly! using photoshop for everything other than the cash.. my problem is I have no idea how to print the middle or outside parts of the board without it cropping most of it away? ive searched google and youtube endlessly looking for an answer but as a self taught photoshopper a week or so ago im really struggling. help?

kroedel (author)JLBeastall2017-09-08

Have you used my templates for the outside parts? If you have, you'll need to gather some information for me in order for me to answer your question.

Try to discover how large you've created these templates. If the entire width of one side (from corner piece to corner piece) is 19.25", then you're at the correct size for printing. If you're at 38.5", you're double the size of what you should be at. Again, I'm assuming these are your measurements and that your board is 19.25" square.

Your answer will help me guide you to print this correctly.

KAIG2017 (author)2017-07-02

hi. this is great. do you have the template for the pathways? thanks.

chanfle619 (author)2017-01-18

I cant find the template for the pathway spaces, can you direct me please? Im making a biblecal theme monopoly and the spaces is the last template i need.

kroedel (author)chanfle6192017-01-19

90alexia (author)2017-01-09

I love it! Pleeeeeease tell me where can I buy it?

SindhuS6 (author)2016-12-12

I voted for this in the wizarding contest over the summer and then didn't check back into instructables after coming back to college, I'm really happy to see how this project turned out to be a winner and the author's selling it on Etsy! Congratulations!

kroedel (author)SindhuS62016-12-12

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Fabi50 (author)2016-12-05

Thank you very much!
But i now i have the next problem. :x
I used your Template to design my pathways, now i want to print it on A4 paper. Do you know, wich size (or the %) i have to use? Its for a normal 19.25" x 19.25" game. The center is 14" x 14".
Excuse me, I am not from england and I only study it in school.

kroedel (author)Fabi502016-12-06

That's a good question. If you used the exact template I provided, this should work.

You can either set the template to print at 50% of its normal size, or you can work the margins like so:

Left margin = .85"
Right margin = .85"
Top margin = .39"
Bottom margin = .39"

I hope this works!

Fabi50 (author)2016-11-12

Hello Kirsten, im not from england so i dont understand everything perfectly, but is there any template of the pathways, or only the white one in step 5? Thank you for your work! :)

kroedel (author)Fabi502016-11-13

The white one on step 5 is the template for all 4 pathways. :)

Sarahlilly (author)2016-11-07

Hi Kirsten,

I'm in love with your beautiful creation of your own Harry Potter board!
I was wondering if you are willing to add your potions and charmes cards designs (especially the texts etc.) in your one drive, so I can download them?

If this is not possible because of you just started your own business in selling Pottopoly, I completely understand!

I would like to make this for my boyfriend ;)

Thanks in advance! ;)
Kind regards, Sarah

kroedel (author)Sarahlilly2016-11-07

Hi Sarah,

Thanks so much for your kind words! Unfortunately, I cannot post these cards due to the fact that I am selling this game. Good luck with your creation!



AlyssaP15 (author)2016-10-20

I completely understand that you took off the center image because you wanted to sell it, however there isn't a blank template on your one drive :( I just want to make sure I'm making it the right size... could you please post a blank one? :)

kroedel (author)AlyssaP152016-10-23

Hi there!

I've just added an 18.25 x 18.25" template to step 2!

Good luck!

AlyssaP15 (author)kroedel2016-10-23

Thank you SOOOOO much! I'm making this for my 12 year old cousin who's a huge Potterhead like me! :)

kiane36 (author)2016-09-13

I love your version of the Harry Potter Monopoly game! It is superb. I was looking into downloading the center image and clicked on the public link for your One Drive where it is supposed to be located. I cannot see that file listed. I can see 3 others but, sadly, not that one. Do I need to download the fonts to see the center file or am I missing another link that will lead to the high resolution file.

Thank you so much for any help and for sharing!

kroedel (author)kiane362016-09-14

Hi Kiane,
I have recently turned Pottopoly into my own small business on Etsy. In effort to protect my business venture, I have made my own work unavailable to prevent others from making my work and selling it without authorization. With that said, the templates for the game board are still available for you to make your own!
I'm sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

kiane36 (author)kroedel2016-09-14

I understand completely why you needed to do that. I just thought they were still there because the Instructable said so. Not a problem. I will use your instructions and attempt to make a board as nice as yours with my own picture! Thanks so much for the reply and good luck with your business venture.

kroedel (author)kiane362016-09-15

Thank you for bringing my attention to this! I will fix the Instructable to reflect the current material available. And thank you for the well wishes! Good luck to you! I'd love to see yours when it's completed!

BettyG2 (author)2016-09-01

Sadly the deeds do not show correctly from your file on OpenOffice and from the online word reader the fonts are not there for it to use. The money Ihad to use onlineWord to see and to print.

kroedel (author)BettyG22016-09-02

Hi Betty,
As is mentioned in this Instructable, the fonts must be installed into your computer in order for them to show up correctly on your computer. Links to the downloads page for both Harry Potter-themed fonts are included in step 2 of this Instructable. I hope the kind of file was not a major inconvenience!

HermionieGranger (author)2016-08-26

Thanks for all of the help so far. I was just wondering, how did you make your box? It looks like you put the Pottopoly logo on it.

kroedel (author)HermionieGranger2016-08-27

Hi again!
The box is a Monopoly box covered in the shipping labels. I created an image the size of the box + sides + overlap for inside, and then printed it and placed it similar to how I did the game board.

How is the game coming?
- Kristen

emilyvanleemput (author)2016-08-24

Congrats on winning second prize : )

kroedel (author)emilyvanleemput2016-08-25

Thanks so much, Emily! And congratulations to you, too, with your paper time turner. It's truly impressive. I can't imagine the number of hours you spent hand-cutting all of those layers perfectly. Great work. Enjoy the glory! You deserve it!

TechMartian (author)2016-08-24

This is beautiful! I wanna make one with my friends and play it. I'm looking into learning app development. Do you mind if I model it off you game?

kroedel (author)TechMartian2016-08-25

Hi, Florence!

It's a free creative world, so go right on ahead! If you do use the name "Pottopoly" though, please either use my name (Kristen Roedel) or a link back to my Instructables username/Instructables page. Thanks!

I look forward to seeing your app on the app store in the near future! Please do let me know when it's ready!

ninalanning (author)2016-08-17

Where did you find the castles and cottages?

kroedel (author)ninalanning2016-08-18

Hi, Nina,
These castles and cottages are the houses and hotels from Disney Monopoly.

HermionieGranger (author)2016-08-01

This is amazing! If this isn't too personal a question, could you tell me how !such this cost you? I am just a huge Harry Potter fan who doesn't have a job yet.?

kroedel (author)HermionieGranger2016-08-02

Hello, Hermionie!

I happen to own a working printer, so to buy everything aside from this to make this project is roughly $65 USD. Of course, this is using an estimation with how much ink my printer uses, so the actual cost might vary for you!

Let me know if you need any help tracking down supplies. Otherwise, I'll be selling Pottopoly shortly online on Etsy!

HermionieGranger (author)kroedel2016-08-02

Thanks! I have access to a printer also. Is getting a precision cutter necessary?

kroedel (author)HermionieGranger2016-08-03

It's not necessary, and a regular scissor will do. But if you can swing the extra $15, you'll be saving yourself a ton of time and aggravation. I'm a perfectionist, so it allowed me to get straight lines every time (which was super important when creating label images that fit together perfectly, as in the center image and the play spaces on the edges).

chunkerbutt02 (author)2016-07-14

could you please make a set of rules that we can use based off your bored because when me and my family play we usually have 4 players.

kroedel (author)chunkerbutt022016-07-14

Hi there! Although this board is set up for only 2 players, the rules are the same as regular Monopoly, so you can play with as many wizards as you wish!

chunkerbutt02 (author)kroedel2016-07-16

ok thanks

YMERS123 (author)2016-07-15

Sweet design I cant seem to find the template for the edge of the board am I missing them?

Thanks for the design

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