Instructables: exploring - play - board game - featured Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:12:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 Harry Potter Settlers of Catan: 3D
Harry Potter Settlers of Catan: 3D - More DIY How To Projects]]> MichelleP156 I made this Harry Potter version of Settlers of Catan for my sister for Christmas and it was a BIG HIT! All the pieces are made of sculpy and Femo clay so remember to bake at the temperature on the package.3D Catan board by homechickenMonster Book of monsters by Schiappa Hex tiles I chose to make...
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Wed, 4 Jan 2017 20:13:43 PST
Wood Connect Four Game
Wood Connect Four Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakrToolbox I was playing connect four the other day with my 9 year old daughter, looking at the game itself. It looked to be about 35 cents of plastic wrapped in 15 cents of cardboard. They certainly do not make things like they used to.Anyhow, sitting there playing the game I could not help but think that I c...
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Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:02:12 PST
(Faux) Stained Glass Settlers of Catan
(Faux) Stained Glass Settlers of Catan - More DIY How To Projects]]> PeterN58 Both my family and my in-laws are big Settlers of Catan fans, and with the holidays coming up, I thought I would supply a nice, homemade set to each side of the family. Originally, I planned to make it out of plywood, following the design of other instructables, but then inspiration struck. I had re...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:21:43 PST
How I Brought My Table Top Game (board Game) to Kickstarter
How I Brought My Table Top Game (board Game) to Kickstarter - More DIY How To Projects]]> craineum Over the last 3 years I have put a lot of time, money, and effort into bringing an idea for a game to Kickstarter. This Instructable will describe my Kickstarter journey for Robit Riddle so hopefully others can learn from my toils.First and foremost, this is a long yet rewarding process. It is not s...
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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:56:51 PDT
Pucket (Le Passe-Trappe) Game
Pucket (Le Passe-Trappe) Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> pudtiny Pucket is a fast paced table top game. The idea is to clear all the pucks from your side of the board by pinging them through the gate in the middle, the only thing slowing you down is your opponent trying to do the same thing at the same time. First to clear their side wins. You start with 8 pucks...
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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:54:42 PDT
The Game of Valhalla
The Game of Valhalla - More DIY How To Projects]]> Swansong Valhalla is the Norse version of the game Senet, which spread from Egypt to Greece, then to Rome and finally ending up in medieval Scandinavia. Valhalla is both a game of chance and of strategy in which players must face and overcome physical obtacles, attacks by their opponents, and the whims ...
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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:59:46 PDT
Minimalist Chess Set
Minimalist Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> ThomasJ1 A few months ago, I stumbled upon Peter Baeten's lovely laser cut chess set. I immediately wanted to make one but there was no vector file available so I took upon myself to redraw all the pieces on my computer.Since the project is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareA...
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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:24:22 PDT
How to Make a Harry Potter Monopoly Board Game
How to Make a Harry Potter Monopoly Board Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> kroedel I absolutely love making customized board games, and I got the idea to turn one of the most strategic games into a Harry Potter-themed gaming experience. Why play the same old Monopoly with the same old chance and community chest cards when you could invent your own with some surprising twists and t...
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Wed, 6 Jul 2016 18:23:09 PDT
Wooden game points counter
Wooden game points counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Luk--- Here's a device I made with a laser cutting machine. It is intended to count points for any game. Those models have two cylinders but the principle is the same to make a three cylinders counter. Pieces after cutting Here are the pieces. To ensure that each number will stay in place and move from ...
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:01:30 PDT
Hand Made Dominoes!
Hand Made Dominoes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> voiceoverbob today... we will do our best to make dominoes by hand.preface: I've never done this before...ever. in fact, i would probably say I'm more confident to go bungee jumping than i was about this project.i don't have the proper tools...ever. i figure it out as i go. the monkeys in my head work the gas pe...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 06:45:51 PDT
How to Make Your Game
How to Make Your Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> EmmettO Do you have the urge to make your own tabletop game? Do you have an idea that you've always wanted to try or are you full of ideas for games but aren't sure where to start? Would you like it to be good enough that your family and friends will want to play it? Table top games seem simple enough, but ...
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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:35:47 PDT
How to Win at Battleship!
How to Win at Battleship! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Meglymoo87 If you want to: Hide your ships better Guess your opponent's ship locations better Dominate and win the game....Then read on for tips and tricks. "You sunk my battleship" to my ears ;) Place Your Ships Like a Stealthy Pro In order to place your ships in the most ideal locations, consid...
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Tue, 5 Apr 2016 10:14:48 PDT
Personalized Family Chess Set
Personalized Family Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> printeraction I created a chess set with all of my family members as the pieces as a present to my family this year. It turned out to be a huge hit at Christmas so I decided to share the process and document my work. Each piece is a 3D printed model of each of my immediate family members, including my dog, and th...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 11:21:21 PST
2x4 Settlers of Catan
2x4 Settlers of Catan - More DIY How To Projects]]> make_crazydays Settlers of Catan is a board game which was quite popular while I was in college. While this build is specific to Settlers, it could be adapted to pretty much any board game. I go through the process to create cards, meeples, tiles, 3 dimensional components, simple six sided dice, and dying and im...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:51:20 PST
Kessel Run Board Game
Kessel Run Board Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> Andrew Sleigh Here’s a project still in prototyping stages, but it’s a simple one, and maybe appropriate for this time of year, so I’m sharing it now. You can probably do a better job.It’s a mashup of Ticket to Ride and Star Wars: specifically the game-play of Ticket to Ride, but set in the Star Wars Universe. In...
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:55:55 PST
Custom Chess Board
Custom Chess Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> DanielBanas Chess is one of the oldest games known to man and one of the most popular and most known board game of today's society. Chess is a game played and enjoyed by all ages, young and old. It is a great game to challenge your mind or just relax with a friend. I have always enjoyed to play chess. It relaxe...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 08:04:04 PST
Magnetic Hnefatafl Board Game
Magnetic Hnefatafl Board Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> ThomasJ1 Hnefatafl which translates into "King's table" is a strategic board game that was played by the Vikings between the 8th and 10th century. It was a popular game played in Nordic countries and it followed the Viking civilization through other parts of Europe. As chess became more popular, Hnefatafl wa...
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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:39:41 PDT
Make a replacement game pieces using Instamorph
Make a replacement game pieces using Instamorph - More DIY How To Projects]]> rfair404 If you're missing a board game piece from common games like Chess, Checkers, Monopoly(tm), Sorry(tm), etc. you can use this technique to create a mold and "clone" new pieces using Instamorph. To complete this Instructable you'll need the following: 1 package Instamorph moldable plastic 1 original ...
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Sun, 31 May 2015 19:41:28 PDT
3D Print A Game: The Beginner's Guide
3D Print A Game: The Beginner's Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> nathansmind So your desk is full of 3D printed novelty Yodas, Owls and T-Rex Skulls that collecting more dust then they do looks. Its time to bring some practicality and usability to your prints. It's time you started 3D printing your own table top games. Dozens of great 3D printable games are scattered across ...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:55:40 PDT
Hnefatafl Board - The Viking Board Game
Hnefatafl Board - The Viking Board Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> prushik A little known fact about the vikings is that they really liked board games, and their favorite game was Hnefatafl.Hnefatafl is a game of strategy, somewhat similar to chess, though it is not derivative. Hnefatafl predates chess, and was the game to play until chess ousted it during the middle ages....
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 23:40:16 PDT
How to play The Game of Moves
How to play The Game of Moves - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman The Game of Moves has had many names over the years. When I first learned about it, it was just called The Game, but that was before the invention of The Game (which I just lost).Other names it has had have been The Stationary Game, The Strategy Game, or The Tactical Game.It is a much-mutable game,...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:10:14 PDT
Cribbage Board Game Box
Cribbage Board Game Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> vudumike How to build a finger jointed box with a hinged cribbage board top. Prepare your materials. I used a cribbage board template from The box entire box is made from 1/2" stock, except the bottom, which is ...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:02:30 PST
Repairing Camel for "Camel Up!"
Repairing Camel for "Camel Up!" - More DIY How To Projects]]> rnsmckin "Camel Up!" is a fun board game that involves strategy, betting, and luck. The key element is a race track with stackable camels that compete. My friend, Josh, received a set with a one orange camel that was shorter on one leg than the others...and as such, wouldn't stack! The horror! So I borrowed ...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:52:14 PST
Connect 4 Face Mosaic
Connect 4 Face Mosaic - More DIY How To Projects]]> 10DotMatrix This is Connect 4 with a twist. Connect 4 is a two-player game in which the players take turns dropping colored discs into a vertically suspended grid. The pieces fall straight down, occupying the next available space within the column. The object of the game is to connect four of your pieces vertic...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:41:18 PST
Custom Light Up Game Board for BattleCON
Custom Light Up Game Board for BattleCON - More DIY How To Projects]]> UnderwaterQuestionMark This is a project I did as a final for one of my classes this semester. It's a game board that lights up when you put pieces on it, and the light is different depending on what color piece is on it. This board is specifically built for a board game called BattleCON. BattleCON is (mainly) a two-playe...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:27:42 PST
Garden chess board
Garden chess board - More DIY How To Projects]]> skiedra I wanted to teach my kiddos to play chess, and we had an empty corner in our small garden.We also wanted them to spend as much time outside as possible. Therefore a large chess board outside seemed to be a good idea.The whole thing is 1m x 1m big (3.28 feet x 3.28 feet) and is made from concrete pav...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:18:50 PDT
Globefarers of Catan
Globefarers of Catan - More DIY How To Projects]]> PenfoldPlant Welcome to the Catanosphere!   Do you want to make a great centerpiece for your board game sessions? Do you ever look at the surface of your game table and think it's a little plane? Do you love Settlers of Catan, but sometimes wish it could be a bit less Euclidean? Then wrap your head around this....
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:45:51 PST
Moraff's Stones - The board game!
Moraff's Stones - The board game! - More DIY How To Projects]]> CrazyClever Stones is an old DOS game created by Steve Moraff in 1990  as a part of his Moraff's World series of adventure games. It is a gambling/ trading game where you are pitted against monsters in a tavern, trying to earn the strongest hand. It is a four person game and it is fun for most age levels, so it...
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:37:14 PDT
Personalized Guess Who
Personalized Guess Who - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo My girlfriend and I were playing Guess Who one afternoon and I thought to myself how great it would be if all of the characters were people I know. So, I set out to improve upon the dynamics of the game by replacing all of the original face cards with cards of my own creation. Now we can ask questi...
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Sun, 31 Dec 2006 19:16:58 PST
Nine Men's Morris Board Game
Nine Men's Morris Board Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> backwards lamb i love wooden board games so when i recently saw the game nine men's morris i thought i would give making one a try. And because the design i came up with had two sides i went for the nice old game of drafts (checkers) The board and the pieces will be made from wood and cut and engraved on a laser...
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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 02:52:45 PST
Physical "Letterpress" board game set
Physical "Letterpress" board game set - More DIY How To Projects]]> elkke Letterpress is a remarkably compelling word game for iOS, which plays something like a cross between Scrabble and Risk.  When, despite not having an iPhone myself, I became addicted to playing this game on my friends' phones, I knew I had a problem. I wanted a physical version of the game to play i...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:56:59 PST
Custom Catan Frame and Tiles
Custom Catan Frame and Tiles - More DIY How To Projects]]> sjbrown A recurring frustration when playing Settlers of Catan (a registered trademark. I am in no way affiliated) is that the cardstock pieces tend to warp, especially the outer water pieces that form the frame. This causes some annoyance when playing because the tiles start shifting around. I started a...
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:27:53 PDT
Build and Play WAR ROOM RISK
Build and Play WAR ROOM RISK - More DIY How To Projects]]> BCatDC WAR ROOM RISK from @BCatDC Several months ago, a dear friend returned from a trip to Europe. While there he had the great privilege of touring one of Churchill’s War Rooms. One evening we got into a discussion about war rooms and about strategy games… …And so a CRAZY idea began to germinate. Some ...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:12:45 PDT
Carcassonne Rubick's Cube
Carcassonne Rubick's Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> infob If you have an unused Rubick's Cube you have now a Carcassonne-like game in your hands! Oh, well. I have no rights about Carcassone, tiles, logo, trademark, etc etc. But it is the best modern board game. I love it. Oh, well, well, I have no rights about Rubick's cube neither. And I was inspired by...
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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:42:29 PST
Strategy Guide to Winning Ghost Stories
Strategy Guide to Winning Ghost Stories - More DIY How To Projects]]> zazenergy Ghost Stories is one of my favorite collaborative board games. For 1 - 4 players, you each play taoist priests with special powers designed to help you protect the local villagers from ghosts. The game can be very challenging to win and has a pretty steep learning curve. I decided to create this vid...
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Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:35:54 PDT
Settlers of Catan 3D
Settlers of Catan 3D - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kaisei13 Yes, I know it had been done and done pretty well, but I had to add my own style to this wonderful game. Instead of making cookie cutter pieces that would be molded and mass produced I decided to make each piece completely unique. I also did not want to stick to wheat, sheep, brick, wood, and ore, b...
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Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:53:41 PDT
Altoids Pocket Game Chest - 11 games on the go
Altoids Pocket Game Chest - 11 games on the go - More DIY How To Projects]]> ATTILAtheHUNgry Board games are great.  Whether you're sitting down to an intense game of Go, or a simple game of Tic-Tac-Toe, board games are a fun way to pass the time with friends and family.  I love board games, so I wanted a game chest that I could fit in my pocket and carry with me wherever I went.  I've alw...

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Tue, 17 May 2011 06:59:35 PDT
How to make a Chinese Checkers Board
How to make a Chinese Checkers Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> pudtiny This instructable will show you how to make a wooden Chinese checkers board that can be used with marbles to play the game.  I have a wooden board and marble set and when my brother-in-law and his wife saw it they wanted one but couldn't find one to buy. So I made it. Tools and Materials Tools  A...
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:22:10 PDT
How to make a Konane Game Board
How to make a Konane Game Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> pudtiny This project brings together my love of playing board games  with my passion for wood work. Konane is an ancient game from Hawaii that is played on a grid. The grid can be of any size, I have chosen to make my board 8x8.  The idea of the game is to jump over your opponents pieces and remove them fo...
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Thu, 4 Mar 2010 03:51:54 PST
Your own Operation Board Game
Your own Operation Board Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kyri The board game "Operation" is based on a very simple circuit, so you can build your own and customize it really easily! Intro and Materials I first made this game when I was around 11 or 12, when I was on some rant about how the original Operation dude didn't wear any underpants. I told my mom s...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2007 19:58:57 PDT