Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Houdini-Opoly price goes up July 1st

If you haven't yet purchased the new Houdini-Opoly game, you'll want to do so before July 1st. That's when the price of the remaining games will increase to $50 plus $15 shipping. Currently the games are available for $35 plus $15 shipping from the Official Houdini-Opoly website.

Only 1000 games have been produced. Once those are gone, the collectors market takes over!

Houdini-Opoly has received uniform praise since its release last month, including the stamp of approval from the Houdini family:

WOW! What a fantastic job you did on the Houdini-Opoly game. It's gorgeous. We love it. The research and effort you put into this project is much appreciated by the entire Houdini family. Everything you included in the game is top notch and high quality. The photos are all clear, detailed and beautiful. Houdini-Opoly players will learn alot of information about Houdini's life just by playing the game. You produced a great tribute to the life of Houdini. I am sure Houdini and Bess would be pleased and proud of your efforts. Much appreciation and thanks!
Jeff & Debbie Blood
Grand Nephew of Houdini

Houdini-Opoly was created by Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz of the Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA. You can find more information and buy the game at their Houdini-Opoly website.



  1. HoudiniOpoly has gotten great responses. William Rauscher, who just put out a great book out on Hardeen, wrote; Dear Dorothy and Dick, Something very nice happened today. I received Houdini Opoly!!! It is so very impressive. Amazing you were able to make that happen. The artwork, the game itself, the little items for the game, and all else are first class. This must have been an enormous project. The fact that you made it happen is a credit to both of you! I think it is a historic item. I am really impressed!
    William V. Rauscher

    We are doing a bunch of shows right now and the game is creating great back of the room sales. More reviews to follow as we find time.
    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz
    The Houdini Museum, Scranton, PA
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini

  2. Some other HoudiniOpoly reviews. Our mailbox is full of these. Bruce Kalver Past National President, Society of American Magicians. "Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brooks did an incredible job on this project. After a few years of promoting and fundraising online, Houdini-opoly is finally here. It is beautiful. So glad I purchased two. One to keep and one to frame. A ton of effort went into this. Each card and space on the board has wonderful Houdini history. Bravo to Dick, Dorothy and the Houdini Museum. Contact them before it's too late. Limited run!"

    Bill Irwin
    "Just a note to say thank you! You made our day, opening the box it was exciting so see your dream come true. When my son saw the game he was speechless, he loves Monopoly, he loved 'The Grim Game' and this is just what he needed to get him started on his new act. Congratulations. Bill Irwin"

    Enough for now but the reaction has been fantastic and we are getting a run of sales, both due to the fact the game is really out, and peoples appreciation of the quality and all the work that has gone into it.

    Thanks to all,
    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz
    The Houdini Museum, Scranton, PA
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini

  3. Has anyone in the UK received their games yet? As an early backer I was hoping to have mine by now? Thanks

  4. Allan
    Here is email from uk purchaser
    My "Houdiniopoly" arrived here in the UK on Monday 4th June after a long wait.
    Thanks for sticking to this project and making it work so well. Best regards Roger

    Dr Roger Woods AIMC*
    Chairman The Modern Mystic League (Blackburn and District Society of Magicians)
    A Past President of The Northern Magic Circle (UK) Co-author of "Houdini The Myth Maker" & "Harry Houdini Legend & Legacy"

    We recently sent out to out of US purchasers to confirm addresses, since it is so expensive. We ship by USPS PRIORITY WITH TRACKING. The cheapest way. As a for instance Rogers game cost over $68 to ship and we lost $10 on the deal. Confirm you address by emailing us at

  5. Hi thanks for your response, I have resent my address details to your email address. Many thanks - Allan

  6. This letter has been sent to all of our KickStarter backers.

    As of today we are beginning to end our KickStarter fulfillment. About 99% of backers have gotten their games shipped.

    There may be a few strays or wait time for out of the country plegees, but they are few in number. A few may have not updated their address and the games may have been shipped to an old address or to an incorrect address still in place at KickStarter. A few others have not paid for their shipping charges, where it was part of the arrangement. This is very bad if you have an out of country location as some cost as much as $80 to ship a game and there is no way we can ship the item twice if it it not our fault. All games shipped anywhere have United States Post Office tracking.

    Once again we thank you for your support. We have also sold many games on In that case the pawns you have gotten as part of your pledge need to be bought separately at an additional fee. Games are limited and are expected to sell out, as many are now buying who held out in fear the project would not succeed. Other orders are coming in once the very high quality of the game is seen or reviewed.

    As a heads up as of July 1, the game price will go up to $50 plus shipping fee of $15 in the US. The 14 beautiful extra pawn pieces you all got as a reward will be selling for $20. Thanks to all for you patience and trust that would would follow through and get this done and in a classy manner.

    We had hoped to have a new exciting KickStarter project each year around January, but this one has delayed that plan. We have several ideas and are also looking for suggestions. We have some Houdini Playing card ideas, a book idea, and we have the mold for the Houdini Bust replacement from when we restored the one that was destroyed by vandals at Houdini's Grave. Copies could be made of bronze or other materials. If you have an ideas or suggestions please feel free to reach out to us., 570 342-5555

    Again thanks for your trust and faith in our being able to get this done.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz
    The Houdini Museum, Scranton, PA
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini

  7. We need some houdiniopolis and the Prescott valley store in Walmart and other ones we would like to play and try this board game