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