Have you seen the not-so-new-anymore game called "Hedbanz"? Well, who wants to pay $20+ on a game that can cheaply be made at home? This game was very simple to make and cost a little more than a dollar (because of tax). So, without further ado, lets get started!
Step 1: Supplies Needed
For this Instructable, you will need:
· Playing cards - you can print out and use the four sheets of playing cards provided, or you can print out the blank card template so you can make your own (if you are in a time crunch, I would suggest printing the ones provided. It is very time consuming to put cards together)
· Headbands - they can either be the ones that hold your hair out of your face, or the ones that collect sweat. I bought an 8-pack of hair bands for a dollar at Dollar Tree.
· Scissors - means to cut. And, of course, the mindset of being safe when using whatever you are using.
· Cardstock/Construction Paper(optional) - I glued construction paper to the back of my playing cards because they were see through. If they are printed on cardstock, that probably won't be a problem.
· Game Case (optional) - I also provided a template for a Hedbanz game case. It is big enough to fit the size of cards I made. It has the instructions on it. I would recommend printing it out on cardstock or construction paper for durability.
· Bone Folder (optional) - If you don't have one of these, worry not! You can use scissors and achieve the same goal. (these are needed for the case, so, if you don't want the case ignore this)
· Ruler (optional) - I would recommend a ruler when using a bone folder/scissors to crease you box. You won't be using it much, but it really does help. (again, these are needed for the case, so, if you don't want the case ignore this)
· Packing Tape (optional) - I ended up covering my game case in packing tape for extra durability. This way, I can throw it in my bag and not worry about it getting torn up.
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Please use the Homemade Hedbanz Game for personal use only. Please do not sell or manufacture these games as your own.
Step 2: The Playing Cards
First, you need to make/print your cards. Next, we will glue the construction paper on the back of the cards. This not only makes them non-see-through, but also makes them look more like a set. If yours aren't see-through and/or you don't care, you can skip this step.
If you are gluing construction paper to your cards, don't cut apart your cards yet! It makes this step 100x easier.
Take the glue (stick or bottle)and smear it all over the construction paper. The edges don't really matter because construction paper is bigger than printer paper.
If you are using stick glue, I would advise gluing 1/3 of the construction paper, put the printer down, lift up the unglued portion, glue another 1/3, put the printer paper down, lift up the unglued portion and glue the last bit. I ended up doing this because glue sticks dry faster, and I didn't have enough time to glue down the piece of paper and it not fall off.
Trim the construction paper.
Cut apart your cards.
Step 3: The Game Case
If you don't want the game case, you are basically done! The last step has tips and tricks though, so you might want to read those.
If you are still reading, that means you want the game case. First, you need to print out the game case. Next, you need to cut it out. If you are confused as to which lines to cut, refer to the pictures. Third, you need to score all the lines that you didn't cut. The pictures will tell you where to glue and fold.
After my case was folded, I checked to make sure my cards fit. After that, I covered my case with packing tape for durability. That would be why the case is shiny in the pictures.
Step 4: Tips, Tricks & Thoughts
Now your game is complete! Revel in the fact you are going to look like a hippie while playing your homemade version of Hedbanz! When playing, you can adjust the rules all you want to make it funner/shorter/longer. Here are some ideas:
· Make the cards to suit a certain event/holiday/vacation/movie etc.
· Customize the headbands with stickers, markers, embroidery, plastic gems etc. to stop the constant "But I wanted that headband!". If you have kids or siblings, you know exactly what I am talking about.
When actually playing the game, I would advise each player having a different player put their card in their headband for them. It is surprisingly difficult to put it in yourself...