Wedding Ideas

Monopoly Board Proposal

Posted on September 28, 2015 by Francesca Sgambati


New Jersey Bride Monopoly Proposal

The way Justin (justinlebon26 on Imgur) proposed to his girlfriend has us pretty jealous. Him and a friend built a custom Monopoly board that outlined special moments in the couples lives. They then added a secret trap door to the board game that had an engagement ring hidden inside for when Justin popped the question. How cute!

New Jersey Bride Monopoly Proposal

Justin wrote “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.”


New Jersey Bride Monopoly Proposal
We can’t get over all the thought that went into this one-of-a-kind proposal. Justin is definitely a keeper, and Michal obviously said yes! The proposal happened last Christmas but Justin wanted to post the pictures to share his story and how successful the proposal was.

New Jersey Bride Monopoly Proposal
Justin explained how the proposal went down on his Imgur account:

“Michal unwraps the present and instantly sees the board game lay out and says “a monopoly board!” And then, “it’s custom” and then with tears in her eyes, “it’s about usssss!!!!” That’s when I help her unwrap it, and give her a tour of the board. Needless to say she’s so excited and can’t wait to read all the names. Each one make her laugh and cry a little more! I explain how every property is in order, and all the weird coincidences that made them even more special. By this time, she had no idea the top of the game came off to expose the pieces, and all the cool storage.

Before I lifted the lid, I told michal “you’re gonna lose it”. As in, after I do what I’m about to do.. You’ll never see something as cool ever again. Anyways I lift the lid ( michal thinks I’m gonna lift the lid and there going to be a ring sitting in the middle of the box. Nope, just more awesome monopoly stuff! ) At this point Michal really thinks she’s gone 3 christmas’s without a proposal. Hahaha.

I asked michal if she wanted to play. She said yes of course and 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. Again…, michals face.. was priceless.

She could not believe the lengths I had gone to. I took the ring out and slipped in on her finger. It fit perfect too. She loved every second of the proposal, and I’m glad she did. It took a lot of planning, but I enjoyed every second of it. I’ll never forget that day, and christmas will be that much more special to us. I love you michal!

I just wanted to share how well it turned out. After lots of planning and plotting with my good Friend Mark Becker , we were able to create a beautiful piece of art that we are not only able to play, but to hopefully keep forever! Thank you again, mark for all the help. I had so much fun collaborating with you on this. And we did it in our spare time! Imagine what we could do with a shop!”


New Jersey Bride Monopoly Proposal

Take a look at the pictures to see all the hard work that went into creating this custom Monopoly board.