In an effort to help get through some hard times, I am no longer providing the files on Instructables for free, but through PayPal donations. I am asking that anyone interested send me anything they want... from $1 to who knows! Sending me a donation to michael.b.goodman (AT) gmail.com will get a reply with the dropbox link.


I have had a ton of fun with this project. I went on to make a set for Adam F. Goldberg, the producer of the hit ABC show The Goldbergs and even a set for Ariana Grande! You can even see one of my 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!


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 myself.

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.

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>Hi, I came across your Harry Potter Monopoly by chance on Google. I must say, I want this! The work and time you spent and attention to detail is extraordinary. Can you please message me? I would love an exact copy of this for my wife if you're wiling to make and sell. Message me at shanedoink@yahoo.com</p>
<p>I would love to purchase 2 sets of houses and castles. I'm making the HP Monopoly for my sister and my best friend. If you are selling them or can tell me where to buy them please contact me! k-cortez@att.net Thank you so much!</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>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! :)
<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>
<p>This looks amazing, do you sell them?</p><p>Please let me know something.</p>
<p>I had a lot of fun making it for my boyfriends birthday! I live in The netherlands so I had to find some other resources for the castles, houses and tokens. But I think it turned out great:) </p>
<p>Hi there! Nice job! Where did you find the houses and castles?</p>
Thank you so much for the instructions and files! My daughter and I made this for her friend's 13th birthday. She was thrilled and completely overwhelmed! It turned out great and I'm not the crafty type! Thanks again!
<p>Oh I love how you did the box! It looks so great!</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.
Wow! I would like to purchase two sets from you. Are you selling them and how much are you asking for them? They will make anazing christmasgifts
<p>I have made them before but they take a lot of time and dedication. I don't have the time right now though, sorry. -- All the resources are here though. Make one, it will be fun! :)</p>
Do you have insructions on how to make them then? I have the time but not the imagination. Lol
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>Hello, can you please let me know how much does a set of casles &amp; houses cost? They look stunning! ALso, what material are they made from?</p>
<p>Wow, thank you! These will be great to use!! :)</p>
<p>I would love to buy a set of these from you. Please message me. shanedoink@yahoo.com</p>
<p>Can I get a set?</p>
<p>hi! I love the houses and castles you made. Can i buy a set from you?</p>
<p>hello, what type of letter is this one? can you send me the link to download it? thank u so much, from spain. </p>
<p>Hello, my wife is a die hard HP fan. This would make a wonderful Christmas present. Can you direct me in where you got your castle and hut pieces? Much appreciated.</p>
<p>Just a point - there's a typo on the board, the &quot;Gaunt Shack&quot; is written as &quot;Guant&quot;. You might want to correct it :-)</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>You can print your images onto 8.5&quot;x11&quot; adhesive labels. I made my own Monopoly version using this method. Check it out here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Harry-Potter-Monopoly-Board-Game/</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>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>These probably have been printed on a paper in that color.</p><p>I have also created my own Harry Potter-themed Monopoly. Check out my instructable (and vote for me in the Wizarding contest please!) here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Harry-Potter-Monopoly-Board-Game/</p>
<p>How many Galleons does the wizards get? </p><p>It's a wonderful idea!</p>
<p>id LOVE to purchase a complete set!!!! please email me 1059pm@gmail.com on how i can buy it</p>
I'm curious about the money and the card. How did you get the money to look colorful (like the monopoly set)
<p>Looks like it was printed on colored pastel paper</p>
<p>Please contact me ASAP by email: Will.t.sams@gmail.com</p><p>I would like to purchase one of these no matter the cost</p><p>Look forward to hearing from your response. Thank you. </p>
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>

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