Reddit user Justinlebon26 and his girlfriend, Michal, wanted to begin a new life with each other. They have always loved playing Monopoly, and they even used a handmade board back in the day. Unfortunately, the board fell apart after a few years and so it was time for a new board.
Justin wanted to do something really unique when he decided to propose on Christmas morning. So how would he make his proposal one-of-a-kind? Well, how about a custom-made Monopoly board to pop the question?
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It was still inspired by the original one, but this board was custom-built.
To start, he used Excel to design the property cards
Then for a little extra durability, he printed them on thick card stock
One of them is totally new, but most of them are pretty standard
Some of them even had a modern twist
The board was constructed using an old ice chest and recycling its wood
What came next was the layout of the board, which he needed to compose
For a fancier look, the hotel and house pieces were covered with metallic paint.
It looked extremely elegant when it was finished
Mark Becker, Justinlebon26’s friend, was the one responsible for the construction of the board itself.
It all started where they first met, on Match.com. The property spaces are also named after places that are important to them
They went on their first date on this exact place
Their childhood streets were also included
As well as the streets they resided in when they met
Favorite vacation spots were there too, like these ones in California
Some in Maui
This cool-looking container is where all of the pieces are stored. There’s a certain romantic addition in it, as you may have noticed
Awaiting to be opened on Christmas day, the whole board was wrapped up as a gift
Wait a minute, they don’t have this card in the original game!
There’s a secret compartment once you advance to the “luxury tax”
This right here is an amazing proposal!
Justinlebon26 went through a lot of trouble, but that doesn’t just stop there. He even tricked Michal into thinking the proposal wasn’t going to happen, and he also planned out the way the proposal would unfold. That was until the “Will You Marry Me?” card was pulled out by Michal.
They now have this gorgeous board as a unique treasure, in addition to having lasting memories.
He decided to go with the resorts they’ve previously stayed in on various vacations instead of railroads
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