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Anonymous

Yes, another post on game boards.

Does anybody know how can make a game board? I have about $10 to spend and boards from games I own, but I want to have a board of my own. I am not really willing to pull out a pencil and ruler and draw lines on the board ethier, so... Any ideas?

Thanx.

Anonymous
Game Boards

2' x 2' and 1/8" thick boards of wood with smooth surfaces are available at your local Home Depot for under $2. You'll have to either draw your board onto them with dark markers or attach paper or bristol board or stickers or something...

Anonymous
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to make a slick folding board your going to need to invest more than 10 dollars. But here are some quick suggestions. buy linen hinging tape if you want a folding board (15 bucks makes lots of boards though) some thick mounting board (4 bucks) or instead of that some mat board will do fine. Some spry fix or pva archival (also labeled neutral ph) but than with the effort you want to expend I would just go down to the store and buy thick white mat board and draw on it.

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Game Boards

I've had very good success with matte board, gluing my printed game board sheets onto it with a variety of spray glues (Super 77, for example). You can then easily cut it both part-way and all-the-way through to create the nifty multi-fold effect. Pretty easy, really.

Anonymous
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Another place to get good looking boards is a local thrift shop like Goodwill. Just look for a child's board game with a mounted board in good shape and the size you want. You can usually get them for a few bucks. Just paste your colour artwork over the existing one.

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Game Boards

I like the wood at home depot waywardclam suggested. It's not plywood (like I envisioned from his post) but hardboard, which is still excellent for a game board.

My only concerns would be the woodworking involved in using it. To get clean edges when you cut it, you'd have to saw it, though I think you can score and snap it like glass if you don't mind rough edges. Making it fold would be a challenge too.

Overall, I think it's a better material than foamcore, and it's cheaper too.

Jason

Anonymous
anyone heard of them?

Someone gave me a present that relates.

It's called the "Do it yourself gamemaker kit." The kit included three blank game boards, exactly like the knd you'd find in Clue or Monopoly. The company is Learning Resources, based in Lincolnshire, IL. I can't find them on the web, but I really liked their kit. Mainly for the boards.

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I did a quick search on the web, and I found some interesting web sites regarding blank game boards:

http://www.makeagames.com/where.html

Note: I got a bit mislead by this site, it appears that the "game boards" are actually paper.

You can buy it appears a game making kit with eight blank game boards.

Here is a link to a guy, not sure if it legit though:

http://pub14.ezboard.com/fdiscovergamesinventorsrepsretailers.showMessage?topicID=228.topic&index=2

DarkDream

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Re: anyone heard of them?

Moogie wrote:
Someone gave me a present that relates.

It's called the "Do it yourself gamemaker kit." The kit included three blank game boards, exactly like the knd you'd find in Clue or Monopoly. The company is Learning Resources, based in Lincolnshire, IL. I can't find them on the web, but I really liked their kit. Mainly for the boards.

I was able to find their website (learningresources.com), but no listing for the game maker kit. I have an e-mail in to them for more information. If I find out anything, I will post back.

-Darke

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Re: Interesting Links

DarkDream wrote:
I did a quick search on the web, and I found some interesting web sites regarding blank game boards:

http://www.makeagames.com/where.html

You can buy it appears a game making kit with eight blank game boards.
One note about that one, though: the description says "The eight blank gameboards are on 17" X 22" white paper that you write on, paste things on and color." I'd guess that for $15 that literally means "paper" and not something like a board.

DarkDream
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Game Boards

Sorry, I wasn't trying to mislead people. I scanned the site quickly.

It is a bit misleading (they do mention a game board), but I think you are correct it sounds like normal paper.

Please disregard that post.

DarkDream

Anonymous
Re: anyone heard of them?

Darkehorse wrote:
Moogie wrote:
Someone gave me a present that relates.

It's called the "Do it yourself gamemaker kit." The kit included three blank game boards, exactly like the knd you'd find in Clue or Monopoly. The company is Learning Resources, based in Lincolnshire, IL. I can't find them on the web, but I really liked their kit. Mainly for the boards.

I was able to find their website (learningresources.com), but no listing for the game maker kit. I have an e-mail in to them for more information. If I find out anything, I will post back.

-Darke

I searched their site a bit too, and I couldn't find any game kits either. I did however find two items that could be useful.

http://learningresources.com/Product.pasp?txtCatalog=Toys&txtCategory=&t...
Their blank dice with stickers to put on the sides. You get 12 of them. If only the labels came on a printer sheet.

http://learningresources.com/Product.pasp?txtCatalog=Toys&txtCategory=&t...
This isn't really a board, more of a laminated card, but the grid on the back could have some applications in games, and the hundred side could possibly have applications in some sort of bidding game or possibly a score tracker of some sort.

The site is mostly for teachers or homeschooling mothers/fathers.

Anonymous
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I know this is a bit off topic, but there are some things that could be used in games.

Go to the Early Childhood section of the learningrescource site. There are some stuff that could be used in games there. Like the counters and wooden toys have things that could be pretty good bits.

There's even a section with peg boards and various pegs and whatnot.

The rest of the site is more academic, but the early childhood section seems to be of some use.

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Bad News =(

Here is the reply I received from their representative:

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Thank you for your e-mail. At one time we did manufacture a game called Do It Yourself Gamemaker Kit. Unfortunately, we no longer have this game in our product line.

So back to square one, at least for now. :wink: :wink:
-Darke

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Game Boards

I use spray mount paper printouts on to foamcore. Foam core has the nice advantage of taking a razor blade and splitting the back sides to create a sturdy fold.

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