Back in August I made a Ruby program to generate SVG files for Scrabble® tile sets with custom images on the back. We’ve been pretty busy here (as you know) but I got inspired by some of the work that I’ve seen on the forum.
You can customize these by supplying an SVG file that will be used as the image on the reverse side of the tiles. The SVG file will be automatically scaled to fit the backs of the tiles.
You can also choose to split the tiles into two parts for cutting on smaller pieces of wood.
I’m sharing the source so you can make your own (handy for those teaching languages with character sets not yet covered by the available game sets!).
The example output uses a heart design that was created by cianomagenta from the Noun Project.
zip file contains examples of both the split and non-split output files as well as the Ruby source file.
Usage: ruby ./scrabbleTiles.rb [-h] [-s] -o <output_filename.svg> [ -b <back_image_filename.svg> ] -s, --split Split right and left halves -o, --output FILENAME Name of output SVG file -b, --back FILENAME Name of back image SVG file -h, --help Prints this help
I’d love to see what folks do with this!
TileExample SVG, split (384.9 KB)