DIY: Homemade Lovopoly

Posted on Oct 21 2013 - 11:08pm by Nicole Smith

I am a very sentimental person. I’m also a romantic at heart. Since my boyfriend’s birthday is tomorrow, I wanted to make him something that reflects both of those traits and that would make him feel as special and loved as he makes me feel every day of the year. And like I often to, I headed to the one place that NEVER fails me…PINTEREST! Seriously, that’s my go to place for EVERYTHING!

While browsing through a plethora of great ideas I came across a homemade Lovopoly game (or Loveopoly, depending on the site).


I knew as soon as I saw it that I needed to make my boyfriend one based on our life together. Though we’ve only been together for just over a year, in that time we’ve created a lot of great memories together, so I had a lot of material to work with.

In the end, Lovopoly took me approximately eight hours to make. It’s far from perfect. I can’t draw to save my life…or anyone else’s…and it shows! I wish I could because I’d have loved to of drawn special pictures for each property, but I can’t so I did the best I could, knowing he would love the present no matter what. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Sure, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to top his birthday last year. But…according to him, I did….by a landslide. He sat down on the floor, in the dark, with his iPhone in hand and its flashlight on, to read everything. His first words were, “How did you find the time to do all of this?”

He was beyond impressed that I included places he and I have been together, as well as places we want to go, like Auckland, New Zealand, Edinburgh, Scotland or New Orleans. I even included places we’ve gone to as a family, like Mount Major.

As you can see from the photos below, I made all the Property Cards by hand, as well as the Get Lucky and Family Jewels Cards.

As far as the Get Lucky and Family Jewels cards go, I even made them relevant to us, like in the picture below. His response, “I don’t even know how you came up with some of these.”


When it came to the instructions, I searched online for the official Monopoly rules and edited them to fit Lovopoly.


I am so happy that he appreciated what I did for him. I live for the moments when I can make him smile or bring happy tears to his eyes. Saturday night was one of those nights. He told me I actually made him tear up. Of course, he hid it from me. Having no power helped.

I do want to add, though, that if you do not want to make a homemade Lovopoly game, but would love one for your significant other, you can purchase one at They have three different pricing options to choose from and each board is customizable based on your personal property preferences.


To see another romantic idea, please visit my Open When post.

10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rebekah Robertson October 28, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I am working on this for my Fiance. He is so darn picky, and doesnt really want anything for his birthday but video games that arent out yet. However, he LOVES board games. to include Monopoly. When I stumbled on this idea I KNEW it was what I was doing for his birthday. I am hand making mine as well. Would you be willing to email me the rules that you edited and created? I would love to use the same ones as the game. :]


    • Nicole Smith October 29, 2014 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      I sure can. I will find the directions on my hard drive and email them to you. Basically all I did was change the official directions to include personal touches. It’s very easy. You’ll breeze right through it.

      • heather greaves February 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Reply

        Can you email me the rules aswell please!

      • Rachel June 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

        This is an amazing idea! I’m going to try and make it.
        Could you email me the directions also?

      • Kamil July 27, 2015 at 2:30 am - Reply

        Would you mind emailing me the rules too!

  2. Brettani May 13, 2015 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Can you email me the directions and a couple examamples and a picture of the board I loved this idea. It’s so cute ❤️

  3. carolyn August 12, 2015 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    this is such a great idea, Do you think I can get a copy of the rules for this? Thanks.

  4. amber January 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    could someone please email me the rules please.

  5. Kristina M Minch February 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    My husbands favorite gameis monopoly and he is unbeatable. I have tried for six months to beat him and I cant. We just decided to start doing date nightbone night every other weekend when we have no kids. I would love to make him one of these. Can you send me instructions on making one? Ill start figuring details for cards out. His birthday just passed but our first date night is mar 4th this would be the best first date night and im sure would keep his attention enough to wanna keep date night going.

    • Nicole Smith February 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply


      Honestly, as far as directions go, I followed the same instructions/directions as a normal monopoly game. That includes the layout. I used a big piece of posterboard and made sure to have as many spots as you find ona traditional game. I then came up with different names for each spot that were relevant to my husband and I. I pulled up the Monopoly instructions online and changed them fit what I needed.

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