Stop. Don’t pay for play until you consider this: You can make your own homemade board games for a lot less money. Plus, you’ll still have fun and you’ll get to be creative too. So, listen up.
What are homemade board games?
These are fun, family-friendly games that people make at home. You can’t get them in the store, although many of them mimic popular pastimes that sit on store shelves. Either way, players can tailor the objectives, and so they often feature one-of-a-kind art and creative rules.
How do I make board games at home?
Making your own board games isn’t as hard as it seems. Yes, licensed games make it look complex and difficult. But the fact of the matter is that your board game can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. There are few rules when it comes to customization.
Start by figuring out what kind of game you want to create. Then, think about the types of play pieces you’d like to make. After that, consider which supplies you’ll need to turn the concept into a reality. Remember, you can mix and match ideas from existing games if you want to.
What all of that is done, begin crafting the board and accessories to your new game. If you can’t make your own, look for top-notch pieces online or use common household objects until you find something that works. Remember, you’re supposed to have fun, not get frustrated.
3 homemade board games you can make this weekend
This weekend is going to be so much fun. That’s because you’re about to make one of these amazing homemade board games in your spare time. Best of all, none of the following options cost very much, and you can even make them with your kids. So, here are 3 clever suggestions to get the ball rolling:
#1. Friends and Family Guess Who
This DIY version of the popular board game, Guess Who, is sure to make your whole family giggle. Make it at home by printing out 25 pictures of your favorite people. Then, attach those pics with glue to tiny squares before drilling them into a base with hinges. Next, have your crew guess who’s who by asking silly questions about clothing and appearance.
#2. Makeshift Checkers
Checkers is a classic game and a favorite American pastime. It’s also easy to make at home because it requires very few supplies. You simply design a checkerboard on any flat surface and then use whatever’s lying around like game pieces. Meanwhile, you can also DIY some accessories to establish team colors and uniformity.
#3. The Happy Memories Challenge
Memory games are great for the mind. They’re also an easy way to remind our loved ones of better times. So, make an at-home Happy Memories Challenge by printing out different images and attaching them to popsicle sticks. Then, lay the sticks face down so players can find matches by guessing.