So amazon is having
30%+ off a bunch of board games as a daily deal today (amazon links are affiliate). I know that the gamer/tinkerer communities tend to have some overlap so thought I’d let yall know.
Some of these are really ripe for laser cut organization/upgrading of tokens and whatnot. I picked up
Twilight Imperium 4th edition and am planning on making something similar to this one (that was made for 3rd edition). https://imgur.com/a/BcxBv
Any one have favorite board games that lend themselves to lasercut projects?
We’ve seen some wonderful examples in the forums over time.
I was asked to make a Scrabble board for an upcoming charity auction for a local literacy council. I used Cherry plywood from Owyn’s for the board, and Hickory (Pecan) Ply for the tiles. I used oil based Sharpie pens to color in the board, and used a little mineral oil to bring out the wood grain. I may seal the whole thing with a clear poly. I still have to design and cut the tile holders, but I’m still pondering the best route for that. I like how it turned out, and wi…
@JeremyNielsen’s “Connect-4” post in the “Design Challenge 1” thread ( Design Challenge #1 ) made me think about what other board games I could easily design and cut. So I made a quick chess set last night.
It’s my take on the Typographical Chess Pieces design, where the name of each piece is embedded in its design. I’ll have to make a French one as well for my kids, although “Cavalier” is a pretty long word to design around.
Here is the cut file. All the piece…
Beaucoup Catan boards, etc.
Well, I didn’t get to proof this quite as well as I wanted to, because my 'Forge has decided to go wonky on me. But I did manage to get enough of the prototype done to verify its functionality, at least, and I know a few people are waiting for it and I don’t want to make them wait any longer. So here it is:
NOTE: The little part with the living hinge needs to be rotated to match the grain of the wood before cutting. I couldn’t fit it on my project page in the correct orientation f…
@geek2nurse shared her design for an Egyptian game awhile back, I was reminded that my husband and I used to play this game called Senet all the time. I felt inspired to make our own game board and well… we’ve played it almost every evening since I finished it.
My husband liked the coloring on the bottom of the box so much he almost didn’t want me to use it there. I compromised by saying we could just park it on its side when we are not playing so as to enjoy the bottom of the…
This is the box design I came up with for creating my
Seega Game Sets. This file has a solid top, whereas for the Seega games I chopped it up into a frame with inner squares to be inlayed in different woods. I left it plain in this file, so you can adapt it to whatever game you want to make it into.
The first file is the “inner layers,” and contains parts for the basic structure of the box. Except for the bottom, these will all be covered up with parts from the second file, so you can cut these…
Pai Sho is a formerly-fictional board game seen in Avatar: The Last Airbender - all that’s shown in the series is the board and a few of the game pieces - no rules are given. Over the years, fans of the show have worked to build real rules to make a real game that felt true to the show. The most popular versions of those fan-made rules needed a lot of work, so I rebuilt it into a game that’s fun, strategic, and playable (and I called this ruleset Skud Pai Sho).
Then I made
The Garden Gate - a …
So I’m still learning this, so my joinery is non existent unless its a box shape. So weirder complex shape like this, I went with stacked layers. I’m planning on sanding down the stacked layers to make them more even, and a lot nicer to look at.
I’m going to be adding an end cap to the side, and attach it to the drawer. Since right now it slides in well, but is hard to get back out.
This has been a work in progress that has taken longer than expected primarily due to life
Took me a little while to get the hang of fusion 360 to design the box and the foam inserts, but got that done nicely parametric. The catan tiles were done from the glowforge specs, but painted before lasered.
Fusion 360 model (no Lid, no front panel)
Top view of the box (the lid has about a 1" lip that goes around it
Box open showing the pieces and the fo…
I think the Catan posts are plentiful enough to merit their own category at this point…nevertheless, here is one more.
The desert, numbers, and edge pieces are PG basswood; the rest were cut from colored birch from The Wood Gallery. The “robber” is PG walnut sandwiched in PG basswood.
I did some fiddling with the files, so most of the pieces aren’t engraved/etched exactly as laid out in the original Glowforge version.
The towns, settlements, and roads are cut from PG acrylic.…
Last year Gkid and I made a checkers set for her (
Checkers for Gkid). Since then, she’s learned to play chess.
Since she had a birthday coming up and HQ was able to get my GF working again temporarily, I decided to make a chess set to fit her board, and a box she could store them (and the checkers) in. I didn’t have enough of the colored birch ply left to do anything but some red hearts, so I did my best to approximate the gray with some pearl black acrylic paint and Baltic birch, and cut the c…
Wonderful job. I did a complete Scrabble board with tiles. Here are my tile holders, using the 1/8" acrylic.
Test out the slots to make sure the acrylic fits. There is a slight variability of the acrylic thickness. I have it pretty tight.
I would like to do another board now that the accessible area of the bed has been increased or maybe connect with
@cynd11 and use her Pro to make a full board that doesn’t need to assemble
Here are my tiles:
and so on. I’m done (for now)
Thanks for the heads up! Picking up a few things for my toddler and feeling inspired to make my own version of Memory with the
And Paiko. Amazing and beautiful game.
Strategy Board Game - Paiko
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