Ordinarily, Monopoly tears people apart. This might be the first time the game ever brought people closer together.
Justin Lebon hired wood-worker Mark Becker to create this gorgeous custom Monopoly board as a unique way to propose to his girlfriend Michal Ott. He writes:
The reason I chose a homemade monopoly board is because: A) it’s michals favorite game B) we play on a “Glenmoor monopoly” board I made in high school, and it’s missing pieces :/ it’s fun, but when you pull a chance card that says “go to reading railroad” and nothing on the board matches…. It makes it kinda difficult. Anyways, monopoly board idea is born. All of the spaces have a special meaning to us.
I handed her a pair of loaded dice. They would only allow her to roll a 7. The number she needed to land on Chance. That’s where I put the “will you marry me card” Michal takes the dice. Rolls a 7. Says” Ooh a Seven! 1,2,3,4,5,6,7! Ooh, Chance!…”
She reads the chance card out loud “…Will you marry me?” and said “is this REAL!?” I said ” what else does the card say” … Michal replies “If yes advance to luxury tax” After michal quickly moved her piece to luxury tax I got down on one knee and poured my heart out. I said everything I wanted to say and took my time. It was great. Then I reach down into my pocket and pulled out.. A long Wire key. Michal had gone through a lot at this point and was still trying to put it all together. I asked her if she would marry me. She said yes. I asked if she wanted to see something really cool. She nodded her head up and down. I took the wire key and popped open a secret door underneath the luxury tax.
Check out all the details of the board and the proposal story in the gallery after the break…