An Afternoon with Harry Potter Monopoly

The last day of 2011 found my family gathered around the table playing Harry Potter Monopoly. New Year’s Eve afternoon is typically game day served up with popcorn and appetizers.

Harry Potter Monopoly

We are clearly fans of the Harry Potter book series. Hannah and I had great fun creating this one-of-a-kind monopoly game. We laboriously outlined the properties for our Harry Potter Monopoly version. We took a spare Monopoly game and modified the board. Pass Gringotts and collect 200 galleons. You don’t want to land in Azkaban and Free Parking is The Burrow. Quiddich teams replace the railroads. The Hogwarts Express and the Knight Bus replace the utilities. The high rent district includes Malfoy Manor, The Ministry of Magic, and Hogwarts. Our version boasts the Owl Tax and the Broom tax.

Harry Potter Monopoly

Hannah always plays as Hermione and Paul invariably chooses Hagrid. Today I played as Luna. Harry Potter, Severus Snape, Professor Dumbledore, Ron and Ginny Weasley are ready and waiting in the wings.

There is a certain rhythm to our annual monopoly game. Paul is ruthless in his play. Hannah is the first to start negotiations for properties – no surprise there. I just try to stay in the game.

Hagrid Wins at Monopoly

I’m not a great fan of board games. Truth be told I’d rather play cards – Rummy or Uno is more my thing. Still, I enjoy this holiday tradition of family togetherness.

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2 Responses to An Afternoon with Harry Potter Monopoly

  1. Martina says:

    Great! I loved your Harry Potter Monopoly! I am going to create that for my children, too. They love HP books and films as well as they’re keen on playing Monopoly. They will love it!

  2. Carmen says:

    Do you have templates for the this? I would love to make it but am not crafty. I can cut and paste though! My family will all be together for the first time in over 10 years for my graduation and I would love to have this to play. Thanks

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