I just recently decided to see what the latest ‘craze’ was all about with the game Wordle and have really been enjoying the challenge. I made up my own personal way of playing it each time. And, since the format is also always the same, I decided to just engrave ‘my way’ of doing it on a dry erase board so I could use it over and over…
It’s on there crooked and some other mistakes, but it’s just for myself anyway. I put Hangman on the back, just for fun. Makes me think of making some game boards to take on road trips. They’re about 4" x 6".
Hint… the word today had 5 letters and every letter is on your board at least once.
Wow…great tip! That’s really helpful. Not!
What a great idea! Maybe it would help me remember to do it daily.
Great idea! I really like the addition of Hangman to the back.
I still haven’t played Wordle, but I have a friend who does everyday (plus ya’ll on here who do too!). I think the double-sided board is excellent. How about turning the Hangman game sideways and making room for a little tic-tac-toe on there too?
Wonderful idea, it looks great!
I also thought of tic tac toe. I’m trying to think if there are any more similar type (very simple) games that I could put on separate boards…so I could put tic tac toe on one side and then another game on the opposite side. I think it’s going to be an issue keeping from smearing them as it is…so I sort of like the larger size…especially when they get passed from one person to another. Know of any other old-timey games like these? I think it’d be fun to make a small set of them.
There’s the game of a grid of dots where you take turns trying to make squares one line at a time. The person who completes the square puts their initial in it. I think it’s called Dots & Boxes. You could also have a game of “Connect Four” where you use different color pens to mark them or use one pen and make Xs and Os.
That’s a[n in]genius idea!
Thanks, Ellen…I realized after I posted that …that I could look all those up myself. I found a few more that will lend themselves to this. I’ll post my updated results when I get them all finished.
This is a super awesome idea! Did you cut the board yourself?
These are so useful. They’d probably sell well at craft fairs.
They probably would…but, I don’t do craft fairs so it can be an example for someone else who does. I was trying to figure out a way to submit as a catalog item, but since white board isn’t Proofgrade, there’s no way to do that.
Love it! Another variation: make a standard grid and copy the Sudoku of the day from the local paper onto it. Personally, I dislike doing them directly on the newspaper, it’s so flimsy.
OMG, we loved that game as kids. we just called it DOTS and we played it on graph paper.
that reminds me of another game we played. but I don’t know how to describe it. so I i will make a “game board” of it this weekend and post a video.