Craft Your Own Board Games
I’m a very practical sort of crafter. I don’t craft just for the fun of it. Instead, I craft to make something usable… a gift, something to wear, or something to beautify my home.
That’s why I enjoy crafting my own board games. Making games give me an excuse to play with scissors and glue, while at the same time, resulting in a project that is highly useful. So far I’ve made (and played) over 20 homemade board games.
Game Making Tutorials
- How To Make Your Own Cards
- Roll Up Board Game Surface
- Make Your Own Box & Quad Fold Board
- Cardboard Box Building How-To
- Game Bags: How To Make Your Own
- Quarter Fold Game Board Tutorial
- How To Make A Folding Game Board
- How To Make A Tuck Box
- How To Make Print And Play Games
- Using Adhesive Back Tiles To Make A Game
- Mount And Laminate A Game Board
Favorite Homemade Games
Everyone will have different taste in games but these are the games that I made and particularly enjoy playing.
- Micropul – Tile placing game
- XiangQi – DIY version of an ancient Chinese game
- Amazons – I play this with my son and consistently lose
- King Of The Tabletop – My kids love this game
- Sword and Sail – Good for a slightly younger crowd
Making your own games can be a lengthy process, so be sure to pick the correct ones for you.
Here are a couple that I recommend:
- The Dungeon of D (single player)
- Inspector Moss: House Arrest (single player)
- Euronimoes (based on dominoes)
- Decktet (card game with many variations)
- Valor and Victory (war game)
- Piecepack (complete gaming system)
- Interspace (space themed game)
- Deadly Harmony (fighting game/card game)
- Settlers of New Catan (Catan variant)
- 18AL (train game/difficult)
To locate additional games to make, check out BoardGameGeek.
Making and playing board games has brought me many years of enjoyment. I hope this article motivates you to try out my hobby for yourself!