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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/6i17febpahhw3hh/AAAyc9q...

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>
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>
The link for my dropbox is here; https://www.dropbox.com/s/5slfnrgr6hjjv5i/board.pdf?dl=0
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>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>Wow, what a great job!! It looks really, really good!! :)</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>
<p>No. I never designed backs as monopoly money is only 1-sided.</p>
<p>What an awesome game! Question for you.. how many pages of money did you print? Cards? Did you use card stock or photo paper? Thanks for sharing in Dropbox!</p>
<p>Forthe cards, you only have to print one of each sheet. I used the heaviest cardstock I could find. I used parchment style cardstock.</p><p>For the money, you need at least 25 copies of each bill, but feel free to print more. I have about 200 of each bill! (overkilled it so we never run out, I hate when that happens during a monopoly game)</p>
I am from Germany and would like to translate the board in german, can I ask you which program you has used for creating that Board and the cards or Bills?
<p>what are the coins for there no coins in the origional monopoly</p>
<p>originality. </p>
<p>yes but do they get used for the game and where can i get them form </p>
<p>I've found it right now and i think, time is too short by creating it till x-mas, but i will Do my very best ;)</p><p>I'm from germany and love it in englisch. Thanks a lot for this great game-ideal. </p><p>I will show you mine , if i'm done. </p><p>One question left: How did you print the board, to get the right size? </p>
<p>I went to www.officedepo.com. You can get it printed and sent to you!</p>
<p>Who is the person on the 5 galleon voucher meant to be?</p>
<p>It's Tonks :)</p>
<p>This is THE best idea ever!! I am currently half way through making this for a friend for Christmas, and just have a question, i want to use the Original box for monopoly but feel it ruins the whole harry potter theme, is there maybe a design you have looked at for the original box to cover it? (also really struggling with the tokens in the UK, but i have plenty of time)</p>
<p>Im in the middle of this project myself and Ive been using this site and another&hellip; http://designinteched.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/how-to-make-harry-potter-monopoly.html He also has printable's for a box cover. I ended up using his board and card printable's but used this site money and wizard instructions(I copy and pasted it into my text edit app and changed the font to the HP and was able to change the wording to match my cards). Good luck!</p>
I am wondering if it is possible to buy the set without the movement pieces or houses. Just the board, money, and cards.
Any chance I can purchase one of these ready made for Xmas. My girls would love it ! I am in Australia
<p>can I please get hold of this?</p>
<p>An upgrade to pro membership is required to download the PDFs if you are using the free version currently. </p>
<p>All the files are available here now! Enjoy!</p>
<p>There's no money or board pdf to download ):</p>

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