28 December 2011

Harry Potter Monopoly

I wanted Harry Potter Monopoly, but there is no Harry Potter Monopoly. So I designed and made my own. I don't want to explain the whole process, just look at the pictures. It did take quite a lot of planning, design, and work, so please don't sell it as your own.

The box. (It's a Monopoly box covered with a new design.)

The board.

A close-up of Mr. Monopoly. (Look closely Potter fans.)

Yes, that's the Knight bus as Free Parking.

Azkaban and Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, favorites.

A blue dementor sends you to Azkaban.

The flying Ford Anglia and the Floo Network.

Instead of Community Chest, they're Spell cards.

And instead of Chance, Potions.

Some favorite Spells and Potions cards.

Some property cards close up.

This is the bottom of the box.
The original board design. I had to put that annoying watermark on it because people have been stealing.

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    1. I will give you $1000 for this. Email me.

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    2. as will I. How much is it?

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  2. Holy crap. This is awesome. And I'm not even a Harry Potter fan. (I'm not saying I hate Harry Potter, I'm just saying I'm not like, oooh, Harry Potter, rah rah rah) But seriously, this is awesome, and I can't figure out if I love you or hate you for spending this much time and effort on it. Probably both.

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    1. THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO MONOPOLY EVEEEEEEER! PLS SELL THIS U WILL MAKE ALOT OF MONEY I PROMISE!

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  3. Will start the bidding at $150

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  4. sell this,seriously,like etsy or something,this is amazing!!:)

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  5. Can you please sell this seriously I will pay money for this

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  6. I would pay so much money for this!

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  7. How did you seal the board so its water resistant? Or did you?

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  8. I used Mod Podge. Just covered the whole thing. I also used it to give the property cards some resilience.

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  9. This is amazing! Please start producing them i want to buy one for my family for chirstmas!!!

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  10. Could you scan all of the cards so we could printi it? Unless you are going to sell it, in which case I'd be interested in buying it. Can you send me an email? Lilybluestocking@gmail.com

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  11. I just found out that you made it for Ashley and now I definitely love it.

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  12. Seriously........ This is amazing! They need to make this soon or you should sell them because it is awesome!!

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  13. This is amazing! I'm trying to make my own too... where did you find a place to print the board? it's quite large!

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    1. I'm making one of my own and I've created 4 10x10 board squares. Office Depot will print them, mount them on foam board and laminate them. I just have to duct tape them together into a foldable game board. (All for about $20)

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  14. @lilybluestocking: I just printed the cards on some orange and yellow paper I found at the craft store. If you (or anyone else) would like printables, I can convert the pieces of my AI file into pdf's to print on your own.

    @Margaret Li: I have access to a large format (17" wide) printer at work that I can use if I pay for the materials. I actually printed the board in two pieces. The box printouts both fit on a single sheet of 17x22.

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    1. could you please send me the pdfs of the pieces for me to print please, :)
      I'll be glad if you send them to this email: kamicamilita@hotmail.com

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    2. could you please send me the pdfs of the pieces for me to print and also a close up of the whole board for me to look at? i am wanting to make this for my sister for christmas :) my email address is bobbi_dimasi@hotmail.com

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    3. Will you send me the PDF? Rachaelmbutterfield@gmail.com

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    4. I'd be happy to give you some money or like someone else suggested, donate to a charity in your name :)

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    5. Check out my latest post: http://designinteched.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-make-harry-potter-monopoly.html

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    7. Here is my email, please please please send me the PDF File!! I don't want to sell it, I would just like to make one for me and my family to play!!! luv2skate99@yahoo.com

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    8. Oh please send me the pdf for this or if you would like to profit from your hard work I'd be willing to pay you to make one for me. Please contact me at hcinnola@Yahoo.com
      My husband and I both LOVE Harry Potter, and this mutual love is one reason we work so well together. I'd be so happy if I could share this with him.

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    9. I would LOVE to have the pdf or ai files if you are still emailing them out :) This is AWESOME!!! Thanks!! anjlde@yahoo.com

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    10. Can you please send me the pdf file! This would be be great to have in my Harry Potter Fanatic house!. melindarb@gmail.com

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    12. would love the printables to this please. my email is Freya.lunn@me.com

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    14. I would love a PDF of the cards and board. morinm@usfamily.net

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    15. Could you please send me the pdf of the pieces for me to print and also a close up of the whole board for me to look at? I want to make this for my husband as a b-day present :) my email address is andrea_cory5@hotmail.com

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    16. Pretty please email me the .pdfs to jessicalbrender@gmail.com I'm a super HP fan and am so excited about this!

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    17. please send to sammyhulsey@gmail.com!! this would make the perfect gift for boyfriend's birthday

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    18. Yes please, any instructions or pdf files would be appreciated... jeannahanna@gmail.com

      Thank you!

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    19. Hi - could i have the pdfs amd any instructions as well please? Kristin8408@gmail.com Thank you!!

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    20. Hi could you please send me the pdfs and instructions please. Thank you. kimjohn312@hotmail.com

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    21. I, too, would like the pdf files, please and thanx! I want to make a set for my niece who's a huge HP fan!! Send to cckkjensen@comcast.net

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    22. I'd love a pdf too. andreasudbury@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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    23. Please send to me too :)) arcadio718@hotmail.it

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    24. could someone please send me the PDF files as well? :) star.bower@live.com

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    25. I would love the PDF as well!! I'm planning a Harry Potter themed graduation party and this would be perfect.
      princessmd05@yahoo.com

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    26. Hey. Great Job. Can i also get the PDF for everything too please. Would love to make this for my family. adam@omnia.ae

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  15. I absolutely, 100% want this... please make this available for purchase!!

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  16. I'm just a random person coming from Pinterest. I'd pay for either someone to do the board or just for the printouts and instructions. Seriously, this would get my daughter completely interesting in playing monopoly! What a great project!

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  17. Just another random person stopping in from Pinterest. I also would love to have the printouts for the different parts of the HP monopoly set. I would happily pay you for the files (I can't imagine the ammount of time it took you to make this!) or make a donation to your favorite charity. My kids would flip over this!

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  18. I love it! Could you send me also the PDFs or/and the AI files? Here is my address: theweekes@gmail.com
    Thanks a lot! This is amazing!

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  19. You are an absolute genius, this is so cool. If you could email me the pdf's that would be fantastic, absolutely want to try to make my own. elieshout@gmail.com, thanks so much!

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  20. This is awesome!! Could you also send it to me? connorjshumaker@gmail.com, my friend would die if I made this for her! This is so cool! Thank you so much!

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  21. There are a lot of files and some are quite large, so rather than send it, I just used a public Google Drive folder. Go to my latest post here: http://designinteched.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-make-harry-potter-monopoly.html

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    1. You are awesome. Any recommendations for the board since Google Docs doesn't like the file size? would you consider taking the time to make that one a pdf and then load that to the google doc?

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    2. Woooow this is so awesome! Thanks soooo much for making the printables accessable for all of us.
      I am going to make this for my boyfriend, it's sooo cool!

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  22. Can you send me the pdfs please? It would be so amazing to make one for myself. cea001@mcdaniel.edu

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    1. They're in a public Google drive folder: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0BwvYNcO1Lfl0YU5Uc1RBNU9hSEU/edit

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  23. this is amazing. I would totally buy it!! Please, please either sell it or make a PDF of the cards. my email is katelamark@gmail.com

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    1. They're in a public Google drive folder: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0BwvYNcO1Lfl0YU5Uc1RBNU9hSEU/edit

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  24. I would really love to know how you got the rustic look on the board/box design. You've got it on the property cards as well, however on the PDF's you've supplied (thank you very much for that by the way), they're just blank (no design, just the text). Is this special paper that you printed onto, or is it some Photoshop effect that you created?
    I'm sorry to appear to be copying your design, but as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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  25. I've seen your pdfs, they're amazing! I wondered how did you make it in the first place? was it with adobe illustrator? Would you be able to give me or put the files for the adobe illustrator online? I wanted to change the prices of the bits on the board from dollars to galleons!!! Is this possible to do with the illustrator files?

    Thank you so much, you're God amongst Harry Potter fans!

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    1. You can open the PDF's in Photoshop and then use that to replace the dollars with galleons. That's what I did :). Hardest part was making a galleon symbol that actually looked decent. I replaced the dollar signs on all the 'spells' and 'potion' cards too.

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  26. @Denno - for my version, I used a parchment texture in Illustrator, but when I created the PDF's to share, I left it out because I noticed that many Monopoly editions keep the property cards unaffected by the theme. It would also allow people to get fancy paper if they wanted.

    @Layth - you can open the PDF files in Illustrator and they should be fully editable.

    As for the galleons thing, I intended to use galleons and print my own money, but I simply ran out of time. If I ever get around to it, I'll share what I come up with.

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  27. Gosh you are brilliant! I've been looking for this for a while and you're right, people have indeed been stealing it and saying there's really a Harry Potter Edition Monopoly, I think you should pitch your idea to Hasbro! You've done great!

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  28. Amazing. But honestly, why don't you sell it? You can make a fortune!

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  29. Hi! I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the files! I blogged about it and made sure to link and credit you! :D

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  30. Why is this not sold in a shop near me yet?

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  31. I hate Monopoly, but this is one Monopoly I would pay for.

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  32. I realise I'm a little late to the party but I second all the comments...I would pay for this. You should market it to MB. This version is the best online I've seen!

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  33. Awesome that you made this yourself ;).

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  34. This is amazing! You need to get it to be sold!

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  35. would absolutely in a heart beat pay money for this!

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  36. This is amazing. If you plan on selling these or the pdf's for printing, will you let us all know? This is fabulous.

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    1. he's published the pdf printables for free online https://docs.google.com/folderview?id=0BwvYNcO1Lfl0YU5Uc1RBNU9hSEU

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  37. Well I took your templates and created my own board. Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to play the game :)

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  38. Thank you for your post. This is excellent information.
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  39. you should try and sell it to Hasbro :) Nice work

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  40. Oh my. I love this sooo much! Starting to hate myself because i trew an old monopoly game in the garbage. But I just really love this. Thanks so much for making this.

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  41. This is AMAZING. I Want one!

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  42. Shout up and take my galleons :C

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  43. This is incredible! I would buy this in a heartbeat!

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  44. Oi, estou começando agora na área de designer e eu gostei muito do seu trabalho. Amei Amei Amei. Sou grande fã de Harry Potter e desde que aprendi a jogar Monopoly quis um de HP, infelizmente não existe e quando vi que você fez o seu eu simplesmente achei incrível. Um dia pretendo customizar meu Monopoly ao estilo HP. Não copiarei a sua ideia, farei diferente em alguns pontos, e claro créditos de inspiração serão completamente seus. :D

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  45. This is amazing! I would pay good money for this. Please, please send me a copy: balaji.hiyer@gmail.com

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  46. i really want to make this. and play it with friends. Could i possibly get a copy

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  47. hi..Im student from Informatics engineering, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)

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  48. ı love harry potter and ım ın 9th class ın turkey. I want to do the same monopoly but ı cant ı thınk you should do thıs and sell it ın ebay. ı have lots of frıends that love harry potter they l would buyu ıt

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  49. You could probably make a business out of selling these... This is so so amazing!!!

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  50. I have been planning to make this as a gift for someone really close to me for his birthday. We both are Harry Potter fanatics and I absolutely fell in love with your design. I had purchased everything need. Today, when I went to download the files, I am getting an error saying that the files are no longer there. Have they been removed? His birthday is next week and this would make such an incredible gift. You're very talented.

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  51. Hello! I have been trying to download so that I can make this for Christmas for my daughter- but I am getting the same error message! Could you please email the file? I would be so grateful! mechelleclinger@hotmail.com

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  52. I also would like to get the files for this. My 17-year-old asked for a Harry Potter monopoly game set and then discovered it doesn't exist. I would love to surprise her with this for Christmas. My email is danyawalker123@hotmail.com
    Thank you so much!

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  53. Hi! I'm trying to make this as a birthday present as well and when I try to print the board, and the box I get an error message. Can you email me those files? My email is courtney.ferris@hotmail.com
    Thank you!!!!

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  54. Hey, could you reupload the files? The game is amazing and i would love to make it for Christmas :)

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  55. You need to contact Monopoly Headquarters and have them buy the idea from you!! This is so fantastic! If this were available internationally, it would make bank.

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  57. Your creativity is amazing! Thank you for allowing us to download the pdfs, so we can make our own boards, I think I'll make my own HPMonopoly in the Christmas holidays. Thank you!!! :) :)

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  58. Wow! Your HP Monopoly board is incredible! The attention to detail is amazing!! I would love to make this for my friend for xmas, but I can't get the board or box pdf to download (everything else works)!! Is there any chance you could email the files to me?? I will definitely credit you on this gift!

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  59. I NEED this! How much would you sell this for?

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  61. For those who can't seem to download, here's my short version of my success story.
    Get Google Chrome (free browser). Open the page in Chrome. Click on the thumbnail. The box and board won't show up as a picture. Don't worry.
    At the very bottom right, sort of outside the frame where the picture is, there is a little blue box that says open. Right beside it is a down arrow. Click on it. There will be a warning banner at the bottom of the page. Press keep. Done! It works on the board and box too. They are just too big to open online. They open fine now that I have downloaded them.

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  62. Hi,
    Congratulations for the idea, is awesome. I make it for xmas gift, can you send me the board with-out watermark, I appreciate it.

    My email is karlos.encalada@gmail.com Thanks

    PD: I don't sell it, you can be quiet.

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  63. it's amazing) sory for my english, i'm from Russia)anybody can help me to find rules for this game? i want to made game for my best friend)

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    1. http://richard_wilding.tripod.com/monorules.htm

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  64. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2_xuMOfwyFhSnVhNm1CN0JzOHM/edit?usp=sharing
    Hi! I am making this HP Monopoly with my daughter, and we created a template for the money, and I wanted to share it with you since you were so generous with your creativity. The link to the PDF in google is above. Anyone with the link can view and download. Thank you again for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for sharing :) I was trying to create the money, but yours turned out so much better than what I was thinking of doing.

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  65. So, I wanna print this out, but I'm translating it to Portuguese because not all of the people I'd play this with know English. I'm covering up the English in photoshop and placing the translation on top... but, when I save it (saving it as pdf, just like the originals here), the quality isn't as good... the letters get kinda smudged... I'm far (very far) from being a photoshop expert (I'm actually surprised that I managed to do this much), so does someone have any tips or any idea what I might be doing wrong? Aside from that, it looks pretty good.
    Thank you for sharing this!!! You're an angel!!!

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  66. What did you use as the player pieces? And did you do anything specific with the "hotels" ? I LOVE this idea. And you've made the harry potter nerd in me flip in joy and excitement.

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    1. I was wondering the same thing! I wonder if you go to a toy/craft/comic book shop if you can find little "Harry Potter" themed pieces to use.

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    2. Thank you so much I was wondering if someone created the money I have tried but as good as yours... thank you so much again.. be making this for my sons

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  68. Please please please email me the files! i keep getting error messages on the board downloads! I'm a huge Potter fan and want to make this! My email is aqauwolf67@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance!

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  69. Please send the board files. I keep getting an error message. I was able to download the rest. This is awesome!!!

    tbiss3@aol.com

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  70. hi this is AMAZING! i laminated the board and used one piece of velcro to attach- my 12 year old daughter was insanely thrilled- just having one issue- where is the file for the money? i printed it out once and can't find it again and my daughter said they need a lot more than what i printed! thank you so much!

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  71. Seriously, this is freaking cool! And a LOT of hard work! Great great job on this, wish it was for sale somewhere! Saw a comment saying sell it on Etsy, I'm sure that would be an excellent place to sell, if WB wouldn't sue you for it! >.< Still, great work!

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  72. This is the coolest version of Monopoly I have ever seen! My family and I play this all the time. I can you please send me the pdf of this please so I can make my own. I would love to give it to my Aunt for her birthday because she got me hooked on Harry Potter and Monopoly when I was younger.

    Great job on this! I've never seen anything like it. If you would send it me my email is katlyn965@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  73. Are you going to start selling this because we want it!! why can't u get permission and make it a business because you will be rich

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  74. Hi, I was just wondering whether or not you had created money for the game (galleons, sickels, ect.) ?

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  75. This is just AMAZING!!! You rock! Thanks for sharing this. Can you send me the pdf? I would love to give this to my son for his birthday this coming July. My e-mail is gennaisaboia@hotmail.com

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    1. https://docs.google.com/folderview?id=0BwvYNcO1Lfl0YU5Uc1RBNU9hSEU

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  76. hi, I'm Italian teacher who is preparing a project with reading the Harry Potter books and I would like to build this wonderful monopolies, could I have the pdf file? still do not know if I will translate them in Italian or in English if you leave them, maybe they'll both seen participating pupils of various ages. thanks and sorry for my bad English.
    are also on google+ and I added in my circles. I hope to soon.

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    1. https://docs.google.com/folderview?id=0BwvYNcO1Lfl0YU5Uc1RBNU9hSEU

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    2. thanks a lot, I'm excited and speechless.

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  77. I want to buy it.... I love Harry Potter. When you wont sell it, please write me on email.
    Thanks!

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  78. Hi

    I have just found this and think that it is a seriously good piece of work, you have great talent.
    Is there anyway I can purchase this piece from you for the potter fan in my life?

    Thank you

    Graeme

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  79. I wanted Harry Potter Monopoly, but there is no Harry Potter Monopoly. ... pharrypotter.blogspot.de

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  80. I made this game from your files and it all printed out great. I plan to use it with my fourth graders as my theme for my classroom is Harry Potter. Thanks so much!

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    2. Where did you go to print out the files for the board and box? Went to one place and they wouldn't do it.

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  81. My husband really likes Harry Potter and I would really like to buy one for him but I don't know where to get one can I buy one from you and for how much. Paulette Burkhalter

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  82. I would be interested in buying one of you would sell?
    Laura

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  83. Thank you very very much!! I love it!!

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  84. i defenitely want to buy it!!!!!!!!!!

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  86. Hello, would consider making another for the right price? Say $250 + shipping? Please contact me I'm very interested, leticiahargreaves@gmail.com

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  87. If this is still available ,please send me the file. Thank you so much.
    minigrandma10@yahoo.com

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  88. The designer cannot sell this, unless they want a seriously fat lawsuit from Parker Brothers, Warner Brothers, JK Rowling, and JKR's publishing house. Simply not worth it. Enjoy the brilliance and figure out how to make one, too, as they did.

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  89. The designer cannot sell this, unless they want a seriously fat lawsuit from Parker Brothers, Warner Brothers, JK Rowling, and JKR's publishing house. Simply not worth it. Enjoy the brilliance and figure out how to make one, too, as they did.

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  90. You are a great wizard ! that is a fantastic idea for fans all over the world. It is just strange that Hasbro did not propose it to JKR before. Thank you so much for bringing magic in our muggle world <3

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  91. Only thing that's missing: STLs of all the figures - to 3D-print at home :-)

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  92. This is brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  93. This is brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  94. i would love this for Christmas for my daughter. Do you sell them by any chance? please let me know or how to go about making this and how long it took. I would rather just buy it thought

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  95. WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS (going crazy) no idea what monopoly board to buy to make it!

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  96. I would love to create this for my niece. Please send PDFs to goshnurse@yahoo.com.....thanx!

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  97. This etsy shop is selling your board...just thought you might like to know. https://www.etsy.com/listing/262498399/harry-potter-monopolyupcycled-monopoly?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  98. Where can I go to print out the files for the board and box? Went to one place and they wouldn't do it.

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  99. Went to Staples to get copies made, they stated I need a copy right release. Could I get one? Cant wait to pay with my family. Thanks so much

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    1. Could you send release to denise@showalterford.com

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  100. I must have one. Can I buy one off of you?

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