How to Make Your Own Board Game


Make Your Own Board Game

Make Your Own Board Games

Sure, you could buy your child the games they want (and I really hope you do!), but why not take it a step beyond and give them everything they need to make their own game? When you make your own board games, you engage parts of your brain that normally lie dormant when playing games. Making board games is a great way to enhance whatever your child is learning or interested in, it also engages their brains in some higher order thinking. And let’s face it, you’ll be the hero of the game!

Making board games is an extraordinary testing alternative, it’s a fabulous story writing and handwriting activity, and it’s a great tool for teaching your child critical thinking. What follows is a list of some of the supplies my children & I have found most helpful in our game creation process.

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Books About Designing Board Games

 

Gameschooling Gift Guide - Make Your Own Board GameDesigning a game isn’t as easy as you may think, so start with a great book about the subject.  Make Your Own Board Game by Mila Moore is a good place to start. In this book the author will take you step-by step from conception to fruition. For readers who are a little more advanced and experienced, The Board Game Designer’s Guide is a great resource.

 

 

Make Your Own Board GameAnother really great book, more for parents and older children, is Game Logic. Game Logic takes readers through the hows and whys of creating STEM-based learning games for all ages.

 

 

 

 


Supplies You’ll Need to Make Your Own Board Game

 

 Blank Playing Cards, Glossy – DIY Game Cards, Memory Game, Flash Cards by Learning AdvantageBlank Playing Cards, Glossy - DIY Game Cards, Memory Game, Flash Cards by Learning Advantage Value Pack of 12 – Blank board game stand-up player pieces with multi-color card stands – 2 Sets of 6 – markers pawns tokens DIYValue Pack of 12 - Blank board game stand-up player pieces with multi-color card stands - 2 Sets of 6 - markers pawns tokens DIY Cryptozoic Mighty Meeples DC Justice League Collection TinCryptozoic Mighty Meeples DC Justice League Collection Tin Apostrophe Games 100 Multi-Color Wooden Meeples – Standard Size (16mm)Apostrophe Games 100 Multi-Color Wooden Meeples - Standard Size (16mm) 100 Assorted 25mm Halma Game Pawns in 8 Colors, About 12 Pawns Per Color by Brybelly100 Assorted 25mm Halma Game Pawns in 8 Colors, About 12 Pawns Per Color by Brybelly

 

 Blank DIY Dry Erase Game Boards, 2 packBlank DIY Dry Erase Game Boards, 2 pack Crayola Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, 8 CountCrayola Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, 8 Count Universal Game Pieces for DIY board gamesUniversal Game Pieces for DIY board games Blank Game Board with box, perfect for DIY gamesBlank Game Board with box, perfect for DIY games Caliart 100 Alcohol Markers, Dual TipCaliart 100 Alcohol Markers, Dual Tip

 Nakimo 16MM Blank White DiceNakimo 16MM Blank White Dice Play Money for DIY board gamesPlay Money for DIY board games Glow-in-the-dark blank 12-sided die setGlow-in-the-dark blank 12-sided die set Spark!Lab – Invent The Greatest Board Game KitSpark!Lab - Invent The Greatest Board Game Kit 60 Real Metal Coins with Leather Pouch, great for DIY board games60 Real Metal Coins with Leather Pouch, great for DIY board games

 

 Make Your Very Own -Opoly Board GameMake Your Very Own -Opoly Board Game Make Your Own Game Board Complete KitMake Your Own Game Board Complete Kit 200 Blank Square Playing Cards, matte200 Blank Square Playing Cards, matte 100-pack Translucent & Solid Game Die100-pack Translucent & Solid Game Die Apostrophe Games Blank Circle Playing Cards (Aqueous Finish)Apostrophe Games Blank Circle Playing Cards (Aqueous Finish)

 


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