Folding Game Board

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Introduction: Folding Game Board

Step-by-step instructions on making a folding game board.

Materials:
- pressed (not corrugated) cardboard about 1/16" thick
- duct tape
- printable full-sheet labels

Step 1: Cut Boards

Cut 4 7.5"x7.5" squares from pressed cardboard. I used Bienfang illustration board
but any pressed (not corrugated) cardboard that's about 1/16" thick will do.

Step 2: Attach Hinges and Trim

Place two squares side-by-side, face up. Join the two squares with a strip of tape. Duct tape works well. Repeat for the other pair of squares.

Place the two pairs side-by-side, face down. Join two of the squares with a strip of tape.

Add a strip of tape to the outside edges of each square. Use a separate piece of tape for each square.


Step 3: Create Playing Surface

Print 4 7" x 7" images on adhesive paper, one for each quardrant of the game. I used Avery full sheet labels for this.

Trim the adhesive paper down to 7 1/4"x7 1/4", leaving 1/4" of white space on the outside edge of each square.

Peel off the backing of each sheet and apply to the board.




Step 4: All Done

Your board should fold up like this.

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    I added it cause it took me forever to find a folding board game thank u so much thank thank you it will help me a lot of me work at school and everything ur he best

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    or look up the pi forum with 1 million digits. it might print it today... thanks for the reminder

    I love this instructable, very detailed and clear. I might have to use this soon als my boardgame "kolonisten van de lage landen" is wearing fast due to excessieve use :-)

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    Esketit it worked really well thanks for the help (:

     Thanks for the simple instructions.  I have been trying to find ways to make a game board using just a desktop printer.  Having 4 A4 size sections works perfectly.