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UPDATE NOVEMBER-2015

I have added the files for everyone to enjoy!

The money and board are images and there are PDF files of the cards and such. You can also find all the full resolution items in my Dropbox share here;

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/brrqi92ps8zi6wa/AACMMmV...

I have had a lot of fun with this project. I went on to make a set for Adam F. Goldberg and Ariana Grande! You can even see one of these sets as an easter egg in a Goldbegs episode (Episode "Big Baby Ball").

Please create and post images. I love seeing how every version comes along!

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For Christmas 2013 I wanted to do something special for my wife. She has mentioned soooo many times that "It sucks, there is no Harry Potter Monopoly!" so I decided since it doesn't exist, I will just make her one.

Had I known it was going to be 3 months of work I may not have done it, but I do think I came up with something very special and unique for her.

I apologize in advance. I have done a few Instrucatables before and documented them all step by step, but I didn't think I would end up posting this so I don't have a lot of step by step images.

Take what you can from this and make it your own! :)
I am happy to answer any questions.

Step 1: Get a Monopoly Set

The first major step in creating a custom Monopoly set is getting a standardized one. You will need pieces from it to create your new one.

The board will be essential in gluing down your board print out onto (but more on that later).

The main reason you need to grab a copy of Monopoly is because of the house/hotel pieces.
More importantly, you can choose to not print out new Chance / Community Chest cards, even money if you decide (Although, most all the fun is in the aesthetics if you ask me!).

Houses and Hotels
All the houses and hotels have stayed the same. It is important to keep the same amount of houses and hotels as the original in case of building shortages. So I re-used these pieces.

I ran out of time to try and replace them with something a little more unique (I would have liked to have done castle pieces).

<p>All done, thanks again! </p>
<p>WOW looks amazing, where did you print the board from? Any help would be great thanks.</p>
<p>Looks amazing!!</p>
<p>hi still doing houses and castles? :)</p>
<p>Hi I cant get the PDF for the board anywhere and the Dropbox link isnt working. Is anyone able to send it? Trying to get this made for New Year. </p><p>Thank you :)</p>
The link for my dropbox is here; https://www.dropbox.com/s/5slfnrgr6hjjv5i/board.pdf?dl=0
<p>your drop box doesnt work, any other links ?</p>
<p>Superb monopoly! Did you make the houses and hotels or did you purchase them?</p>
<p>Can you tell me where you got the houses and castles or if you made them, are you making them for sale?</p>
<p>Can you tell me where you got the chest and how you made the houses/castles?</p>
<p>I am really not sure, but they probably bought it from a store.</p>
The houses and castles look amazing. Where can I get my hands on those?
<p>where did you find those houses and castles? They are awesome!</p>
This Came out fantastic!! Great job! :)
I wanted to make this for my Autistic grandson but the files will not open. It says they are not valid pdf files. Can you help me?
<p>Hi, I cant seem to download the board, which is the last thing i need to complete this. Can you send a different link? thank you</p>
I'm thinking, in order to preserve my original monopoly set (and because I cannot for the life of me glue anything straight), I can just use the gameboard printout as the actual gameboard, sans glueing it into the original board...??? On thick beige paper, wear it out around the edges and maybe stain it a bit to make it look like old parchment paper. And then either roll it up like a scroll or fold it like the Marauder's map. Thoughts?
<p>Thank you for making this. My daughter and daughter-in-law will love this! Could you explain how to print the board? When I downloaded it, it comes up as one page. We are trying to put it onto a standard 4 square folding board. </p>
<p>I love this!! have wanted a HP version of monopoly for ages. I have used different aspects from different versions I could find though. </p><p> I printed the board on card for extra stability and mounted the property cards on corresponding colored card to give them a little boarder and will laminate them. For playing pieces I found some mini bottles of glitter in a local shop that look like potion bottles. All that is left to do is paint the houses in house colors and the hotels in silver. Thanks so much for sharing, I can not wait to play!! </p>
<p>Could anyone help with with the board. I'm trying to convert the PDF into a JPG so my father inlaw can print it for me on his massive printer, but the file wont work. Any suggestions?? where/how did you all print your boards?</p>
<p>the pdf has two borad and diferente proprieties. i want to make the monopoly harry potter edition, no the wizard's monopoly. but in the dropbox the propierties are withe and the printing look brown loke the board. how do i do that?</p>
<p>Link is not working :( can someone please share it with me ? :(</p>
<p>Thankyou! This is absolutely amazing! </p><p>I found this yesterday and was absolutely over the moon however, today went to actually save all the files to take them to a printing shop and nothing is working for me:( I am having a little melt down. The dropbox link is not working and the PDF files are not opening for me. <br><br>How do I go about getting the files? Are you able to email them at all?<br></p>
I'm curious about the money and the card. How did you get the money to look colorful (like the monopoly set)
<p>Thank you Thank you Thank you! Your project is amazing!!! I discovered this on accident less than 2 weeks ago and just finished making this for my niece for Christmas. I'm so excited to give it to her! I'm shocked that people actually comment and ask you for improvements! I was not able to find a trunk so I covered a sturdy storage box with burlap and painted it with several layered colors. Then I embellished it with some scrapbooking metal pieces. I painted and stained 3 smaller boxes to store the pieces of the game. These 3 boxes fit neatly in the larger box. The Gringott's Box is the bank (for money storage). The Privot Drive box holds the houses and hotels (for those I used small cut pieces of wood. I stained the hotels and left the houses a natural wood color). The box with Harry Potter with the Snitch holds the game pieces. For the game pieces-- I went on ebay and purchased 2 sets of game pieces from the Harry Potter Scene-It games. Again, thank you so much for the awesome work you have done! I was looking for inspiration and you gave me more than a head start! Your post is awesome! </p>
<p>where did you get the overlays for the boxes?</p>
<p>Wow, what a great job!! It looks really, really good!! :)</p>
this is my version I still didnt make the tokens and houses and caatle but im on it
<p>Can anyone point me to where you made/bought the coins?</p>
Im finishing up the printing today, I can't thank you enough for the work you did and for providing all of your work for us to reap the benefits. I will post some more pictures up tomorrow when I'm done. But here are my hotels and houses... <br><br>PS. Send me a message I want to send you a set if you'd like as a thank you.
<p>hi! I love the houses and castles you made. Can i buy a set from you?</p>
Wow, those look amazing!! I would love to take a set from you lol! :)
Ok, well I'll contact you when it's ready, should be about a week.
<p>Wow, thank you! These will be great to use!! :)</p>
Did you coat the board in anything after sticking it down? Ive stuck the picture down already :)
<p>I didn't add anything to mine. I had it printed on a poster printer at a copy center and the gloss on the paper seems to be enough. No issues so far. :)</p>
<p>I printed the board on normal paper, then laminated it, then glued to a board and taped the edges with fabric tape. So I guess it's now wipe clean if the games ever gets a bit messy! Haha</p>
<p>Thank you for your drop box links, I've got it all printed out, but I printed the board in 4 pieces using an A3 printer, trimmed them to fit together. I just need to fix them onto some hardboard/mdf. I had the houses and castles laser cut from birch ply.</p>
<p>Hi! Thank you so much for this I am making it for a friend for christmas and she's going to love it.</p><p>Did anyone have any luck finding a company preferably online to print the board image? I am in Australia if it helps and I just got quoted $108.00 To print it with a sticker back. WOWZAS!!! any help would be amazing</p>
<p>It is so pricy because of the sticker back option. I would do a normal print and tack it down with 3M spray adhesive.</p>
I had it printed on regular weight paper and it only cost me $6.
<p>To imreallyagoodman, thanks so much for your post, working on a set now, will post pics when complete. Will you be selling the trunk and tray on Etsy or elsewhere in the future again? Or if not, where would you suggest finding the size trunk you used as I'm having difficulty in that search. Thanks!</p>
<p>I used the trunk found here, then built my own tray to add in. It is all in the step about the trunk if you need more info. :)</p><p>https://www.etsy.com/listing/168667926/hogwarts-patronus-book-and-dvd-trunk-all?ga_order=most_relevant&amp;ga_search_type=all&amp;ga_view_type=gallery&amp;ga_search_query=harry%20potter%20trunk&amp;ref=sc_gallery_2&amp;plkey=722ca42fcf0778949599df591a79438b45d90453:168667926</p>
<p>To ohern, nice work! Where were you able to find such awesome cottages and castles, I'm in process of doing a set for my HP loving adult daughter. </p>
<p>For the trunk, do you think one of the dvd trunks would suffice size wise&gt;?</p>
<p>Just keep in mind the board is 10 inches x 10 inches when quad folded. As long as its bigger than that.</p>
<p>Hi, I am working on building this, Thank you so much for making this available online its amazing! I will post up my one when it is complete because I've made my own little quirks just like you have with yours.....I want to get the board professionally printed because for the life of me I can't get my printer to do it. The resolution is 'poor quality' according to the website I am using. Also, I cant seem to access the drop box file...I was wondering if there was anyway you could email this to me? </p><p>Looking forward to hearing from you! :) </p>
<p>Hi! I'm so happy I've stumbled upon this. I was looking for Harry Potter Monopoly, and I was astounded they didn't have one (yet they had Despicable Me which is beyond me). This is so amazing, and I see you're still editing everything and such. I have a question though, are you still selling this? I've noticed in the comments you were making then selling this, but I can't find it. <br>Also, I have a question about the whole galleons thing. I'm not really sure how it works. If you have the &quot;Money Vouchers&quot; do you trade them in for the galleons? How would you pay with the galleons then?</p>
<p>Thanks for the nice words!</p><p>I am no longer selling built versions, I just don't have the time for it. The &quot;vouchers&quot; are currency. A 100 voucher is like a 100 dollar bill. You don't have to trade them to pay in galleons. The galleon coins work as 1's, the rest as bills.</p>
<p>Do you have a PDF for the back of the money? I'm only seeing ones for the front. </p><p>This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!</p>

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