Make Your Own Board and Card Games

First, I need to say that this can become addicting especially if you are all ready a graphics junky. So don't say I did not warn you. On the internet there are many sites (Some educational, some not) that have free board games that you can print out and then glue the printouts to cardboard. The pieces are usually common household items. Go to the search engine "Google" and type in "free board games" and you will be surprise at what pops up.


I especially like the King Edward and King Charles games. They were quite fun. For card games I highly recommend Warpspawn games. Now don't get turned off by the name. There are literally hundreds of card games on this site. You make your own cards. He provides what the cards should be and the directions for playing the games. As far as designing the cards, you are on your own. This is what makes it the most fun for you.

You can measure a regular playing card and use that as a template or cut some cool shaped cards (like round or octagon). He has a game called Plains Indians. I typed in "Indian graphics" in Google and found a ton of graphics of the different tribes. Now, of course, you have to abide by his copyright but you can make as many of these games for yourself or family as you want. He has science fiction, fantasy, historical, war, and kids' games. I hope that you have as much fun as I did.

By Debra in CO

February 3, 20060 found this helpful

Civil War game Board and cards to make class game

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June 5, 20060 found this helpful

Just a suggestion .but wouldn't it be easy to cover over say a checker board with your own new game face? When my son was little we use to come up with different ways to use an old checker board.

It was fun just inventing game pieces obsticles ways to keep score and what to use to get the number to move your game pieces.

It has been so long .

I think I remember most of the one game we use to play

A checkerboard

Small little toy cars an inch or two long.

Each player got 2 little people and a childrens block

we rolled only one dice

The object of the game was to go and hit the other 3 corners and end up back in you home corner,

Each player would set up their block and 2 people after every roll to make it harder for the other person to get to the next corner.

Yes someone most of the time won believe it or not.

You see you had to station your obsticles in a line either wide or deep. (you had 3 chances on the dice not to hit them)

if your opponents car got the number where he hit the block,he had to go all the way back to start .

if he got the square where people were on he would lose a turn. Some games took hours.

You see you could devert your car to another corner,but you still had to hit them all.

We played that game for over a year and never found the easy way to win

Oh, by the way the game is just for 2 players.

For the life of me I can't remember what we called that game.

You would have thought I would remember the game title and forget the instructions lol.

Anyway if you play it you go ahead and name it

Happy Board Games To You


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August 8, 20060 found this helpful

Hi again

Looking at the inside of my new reuse project THE DREADED CEREAL BOX

I see Bingo Cards and almost the entire game being made from them.

I see both Baseball and football fields

A pool table top complete with pockets

About 50 or so concentration cards

A bean bag target face

A pitch a penny board

And quite a few other original homemade games.

What you need is a little construction paper Glue, Magic and color makers or even crayons an Immagination.


Mr Thrifty

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April 17, 20070 found this helpful

I have this wonderful card game that I am utterly addicted too, but I hate that I always have to be around my friends to play it. Is there a way that anyone knows of that I can enter in the rules of the game and be able to create it so i can play it on the computer? I am not very computer savy, but I thought there might be a website where it helps you do something like that.


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December 31, 20070 found this helpful

"Is there a way that anyone knows of that I can enter in the rules of the game and be able to create it so i can play it on the computer?"

I'm sorry but there probably isn't a website like this. The programming would be extremely difficult. I'm not sure that anyone will be nice enough (and good enough with coding) to make a website like this. If it did exist, I wouldn't leave the site.

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