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Blank 24 x 24 inch game boards? [R]1 year, 3 months agoDeadpoetic6 posted submission on boardgames.
Jan. 30, 2018
I'm looking for a blank quad fold game board measuring 24x24'' but haven't been able to find anything at that size online- anyone have a good lead on where I could get one?
Jan. 30, 2018
a weee bit smaller than 24 x 24 though
Help! How do I help a 6yo and 8yo 'publish' their games (aka, create a version not made of construction paper). [R]1 year, 7 months agoAngryT-Rex posted submission on boardgames.
Oct. 2, 2017
This might be a bit from left-field for this sub (and if so I apologize, feel free to suggest elsewhere) - but a friend of mine has two kids - aged 6 and 8 - and they both like to create board games! But being 6 and 8 their materials of choice are mostly construction paper and colored pencils. Admittedly none of us really have access (or the artistic talent) to using much else.
But this year, for Christmas, my friend would like to take one of their designs and turn it into something a little sturdier - as the kids would get a real kick out of seeing something of theirs being made into a thing.
So my question is: help?? I'm her resident board game aficionado but this is definitely beyond my purview. Obviously there's a whole publishing industry for boardgames, but that's not really what we're looking for. In this instance we're not creating something to sell, we don't want to manufacture 1000 units in China, we don't have to consider margins, and the kids don't care about play testing or finding a niche market or designing a box that stands out from competitors. We'd just like to help make a one-off. With a printed-on hard cardboard 'board', a deck of cards with printed-on pictures, and maybe a box? (And I know where to get meeples).
And so now I'm stuck. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!! Even just where to start googling, since most of my research to date is coming to naught.
Oct. 3, 2017
You might want to look for a local "teacher supply" store:
First, they'll have a bunch of all sorts of weird dice (for teaching arithmetic, etc). They could be repurposed with invented rules.
There is a good chance that you can find a blank (solid white, or grid) fold-out board game board that can be drawn on.
You could also find all kinds of little tokens/miniatures for use as game pieces. Maybe blank cards, too.
Alternatively, now that I think of it you can pretty much just get all the above off Amazon, though the teacher shop allows more browsing I guess:
Any additional printing resources? [R]2 years, 3 months agoMalkavTepes posted submission on tabletopgamedesign.
Feb. 12, 2017
I'm looking to get a round game board printed and a friend of mine directed me here. I've checked with the resources on the sidebar with no luck... I need a 16 to 18 inch quad fold board. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
Feb. 12, 2017
If you are just proto typing amazon sells blank quad fold square boards that you can cut down. Print out what you want at any print shop and attach. More professional look would be to print on sticky backed paper.
Boardgame where kids make their own game? [R]2 years, 5 months agoSerena_Altschul posted submission on boardgames.
Nov. 21, 2016
I saw somewhere a few days ago a game / set where kids make their own game. It had pieces you colour, a board they could design, various things like that. I know that isn't much to go on, but anyone have any ideas what it is called? My son loves to design his own games out of paper and cardboard so I think he would really like it. Thanks.
Nov. 21, 2016
This probably isn't what you're looking for, but if your son loves making his own games, you may want to consider helping him put together a prototyping kit. It's nothing fancy. It can start with several packs of note cards, plastic card sleeves, markers, grid paper, chipboard (I save all of my cereal boxes), rulers, various types of cutting tools, and tons and tons of fun little widgets. You can order bulk bags of meeples and wooden cubes, and you can walk into Dollar stores and craft shops and find lots of things that can spark a creative mind. Some folks like to raid charity shops and yard sales for games to cannibalize for components. Everything from dice, to pawns, to chips, to little pewter Scotty dogs.
On top of that, there are some products available that are marketed as components they can be used for dozens and dozens of games, like the way a Poker deck (also called a standard French deck or standard 52 card deck) or Dominoes are. They are often cleverly designed with solid statistical underpinnings that can give you lots of neat ways to experiment with your own designs without having to do statistical distributions or spend hours coloring on cards. Here are some suggestions:
Looney Pyramids / Pyramid Arcade - the Pyramids come in three nesting sizes and many different colors. With a few "stashes" of Pyramids and some glass beads or a deck of cards, you can play hundreds of games and easily come up with your own. These are great ways to explore designing games and finding inspiration. The Pyramid Arcade is a box that contains a lot of "Greatest Hits" along with lots of fun components that work well together and can be used to play with new concepts and designs.
Piecepack / The Infinite Board Game - Piecepack is a similar toolset. Piecepack is to boardgames as Poker decks are to card games, or at least that's their angle. It's essentially a specification the lays out the types and values of the pieces, so anyone can make their own. The Infinite Board Game is a somewhat spotty mass market version that you can find on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble.
Decktet / Non-French Decks of Cards - I just wanted to point out that there are lots and lots of decks of cards out there that aren't the standard 52 card, 4 suit, 13 rank decks most folks know. Tarot (non-mystical) decks are a lot of fun to play with and have a long history. Most printing companies that print board games use standard dies that cut cards printed 56 to a sheet. You'd be surprised how many games on the market can be fairly easily broken down into a 4 suit, 13 rank, 54 card structure, and that's because the designer started with a deck of playing cards and a marker.
Blank Game Boards - After you move beyond drawing on graph paper, you can go to a board like this. Most of them have a glossy finish that you can often get away with grease pencil or even dry/wet erase markers. (I can't specifically vouch for the one linked.)
But really, for many people, the first bit of designing a game is about having an idea and enough stuff at hand to very rapidly get the idea out of your head and onto the table. I counsel the Game Design Merit Badge for Scouts and it's super fun to cut a group of young people loose on a table covered in components that are bristling with possibility.
Custom board game boards. [R]2 years, 7 months agozekkas posted submission on boardgames.
Oct. 20, 2016
Hey everyone, i'm designing a board game and looking to comission a custom board. Does anyone know where I could custom order a boardgame board. I am preferably looking for a wooden board but I will take what I can get.
Oct. 20, 2016
How to I make a board? [R]3 years agofrozen-cactus posted submission on boardgames.
May 11, 2016
I need to make some one-off boards, in some cases to repair broken games and in other cases for prototyping a new game.
So given that I've already got my images ready to go, how do I create a board?
May 11, 2016
You should be able to buy some blank ones on Amazon. It depends on how many you need. This seems expensive if you need a ton of them but workable if you only need one or so.
Boards for PNP [R]3 years, 4 months agoEdgyfotogeek posted submission on boardgames.
Jan. 17, 2016
Hej. Been enjoying making print and play games lately. It started off with Secret Hitler, and went crazy from there. I have my cards down to a tee, and I really like how they turn out. My problem is making the game boards. Mounting paper on card always leaves me with a flimsy board, and cardboard looks crappy.
I saw a Bgg post on making folding boards, but do not quite understand what to buy to make the boards. I don't want wood as I have no place to cut it, but like the idea of thick card. I'm going with A4 printer labels for the printing.
Can anyone point me in the right direction for somewhere in the UK? Thanks in advance.
Jan. 18, 2016
Prototype game boards on the cheap [R]4 years, 8 months agoAug. 27, 2014
So I recently had the realization that my card-based game needed a board. Do anyone have any suggestions on how to build something sturdy and cheap? I'd also like it to fold if possible, but that's not a requirement.
Aug. 27, 2014
This one has decent has decent reviews on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Folding-Blank-Board-Pebble-Cover/dp/B005T3NWOY/