The board described here was made from scrap plywood, wood glue, inexpensive acrylic paint and some leftover polyurethane.
Step 1: Why?
We usually buy a family board game for Christmas, but this year I thought I'd try my hand at making a 3D Settlers set out of materials I had lying around. If you want to make one like it, you'll still need a copy of the game! It's easy to find online or at bookstores.