How to use the Laser Cutter to make a medieval board game Nine Man's Morris
I made it at Techshop.
This is going to be a really short and simple one, I’m putting together a series of medieval games for reinactors and history buffs, the one I’m presenting this time is
Nine Man's Morrishttps://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8Bg9eVVQhaYQVpFNGdEWUJHMXc/edit?usp=sharing
the rules and a description are here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Men%27s_Morris
You can buy these games at plenty of places online but you'll be able to make one yourself. If you have access to Techshop or equivalent tools, in this case all you need is a laser engraver like this Trotech which is whats at Techshop
See pic 3 below for a gif of what the cut file looks like.
The red lines are cut lines, the black lines are etch. Pretty standard stuff here no surprises.
All of the parts are designed to be cut out of wood or leather, my plan was ¼” birch plywood, but you can use whatever you prefer.
Each set comes with a few extra men cut out so you have spares.
Several of the sets checkers 9 man morris etc, use the exact same pieces so you can
Swap them back and forth.
Two of the games, Fox and Geese and Tablut have custom pieces cause I thought it made them cooler.
The image here is an example of 9 mans morris, but the one we make will look different, i just don't have any photos yet. :) I'll put them up when i get them.