Christmas morning, 2014, was one of the more unusual days for Michal Ott. Michal was currently dating Justin Lebon, having met on the dating website Match.com. One oddity is they grew up together on the same street as friends, but didn’t start dating until the Match.com meeting. Though they were both in California, Lebon knew they were closer to the Boardwalk than Michal could ever imagine.
Lebon created a unique way to propose to Michal by hiring wood worker Mark Becker and having him create a Monopoly board. But this was no ordinary board. It had a secret compartment (for the ring), street names that were customized for Michal, loaded dice, and a “Chance” card especially created for the occasion.