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Altoids Pocket Game Chest - 11 games on the go

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Step 2: Making your game boards

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The game boards are made of paper and printed on a standard black and white printer.  I drew my game boards by hand in Microsoft Paint (ghetto, I know), then copied them to a Word file which I printed out.  The Word files (both  .doc  and  .docx) are attached below.

I would have preferred to have made the boards in Adobe Illustrator, because then they would be vector images and would be infinitely scalable.  However I made them during some downtime at work, where I don't have access to Adobe products.  If and when I finish the vector versions I will upload them here.

The Steps are:

*Pic. 1*  Print out the attached game boards, or draw and print your own.  To keep the boards thin, I printed mine double sided (for example, one side is a Chess board, the other side is Backgammon).

*Pic. 2*  Cut out the boards with scissors.  Make sure they fit comfortably in the Altoids tin.

*Pic. 3*   Using the packing tape, laminate first one side of a game board.

*Pic. 4*  Then laminate the other side.

*Pic. 5*  Trim off the excess tape.

*Pic. 6*   Repeat until all your boards are laminated.  They certainly aren't water proof, but at least now they're water resistant.
 
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