I Made a Harry Potter Monopoly Game Set For Best Friend’s Birthday And It Took More Than 80 Hours

One of the best birthday presents are those handmade by your friends – it means they are not giving you simply a present, but also their time and attention they put into making it. And the best present ever is made only for you by your friend who knew what you would love the most to get, but there’s no such a thing to buy anywhere. Here we have such an example of a great friend generosity and a great birthday present with this custom made Harry Potter Monopoly.

Jenna Shaw’s friend really wanted a Harry Potter Monopoly board – but sadly they didn’t exist. So she decided to make one! Jenna spent 80+ hours on the board layout, the cards, and all the extra details. She was thrilled with the final product, as her friend surely was receiving the awesome birthday present. Jenna shared the process of creating The Harry Potter Monopoly game with friends and social media and explained all the details. Check out for yourself in the gallery below.

“Starting with the final product: Harry Potter Monopoly board and all the pieces.”

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“Mirror image print – creating the board layout was difficult, but also fun to create my own properties.”

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“Lay out a layer of polycrylic, lay down the paper, allow to dry, and rub away the paper. It leaves the ink behind.”

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“Finished the rubbing with some wood burned edges.”

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“Adding the center image and burning the card spaces.”

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“An (incomplete) photo of the properties – front and back.”

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“Railroads turned to Transportation Methods of the Wizard Community and I turned utilities to newspapers.”

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Charms=Chance, Potions=Community Chess

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“I used Disney Monopoly pieces and a little spray paint for the houses/hotels.”

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“Instead of paper money, I used the Wizard coins of knuts, sickles, and galleons, but with my own variation. I changed the values to simply 10, 50, and 100 values instead.”

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“I bought a poker case to hold the money and the cards, tokens, and pieces.”

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“I printed out Monopoly Rules (slight HP Variation of course) for the top. Gold spray paint on some wood dividers completed it. (She’s a Gryffindor, hence the color scheme).” Final layout

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“With another image of the Gringotts logo on the case and I’m all done.”

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Final photo of Harry Potter Monopoly board

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This custom made Harry Potter Monopoly set is one of the best works we ever saw or wrote about here on the site. If you like it, please share with your friends



Ksenija is a content marketer who has great fun writing for The Awesome Daily. Besides, she writes on Marketing, Management, and Leadership, especially on soft skills such as Communication and Emotional Intelligence. She owns an advertising agency helping businesses to get closer to customers and stand out from competitors, word by word.

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