When I got a Glowforge, the very first project that came to mind was how can I enhance some of my gaming experience (yep, I am that nerdy). And the first project I wanted to try was an old game I had that had a paper board and a thin cardboard tower. I always thought it could have been made better and after I completed a few of the other inspired works I posted earlier; here was my attempt.
The board comes apart in pieces like a pie and the tower can actually be taken apart and stored in a box that is 1.25" tall (original box). It is made out of 1/8" draft board and is colored with markers. It has a great feel in the hands and so much more durable than paper.
The design for the tower took several iterations. Below are just a few examples. The first one figured out how to make the tower and make it so it could be assembled. Then I decided to make it a dice tower. Then I added the stone etching. It didn’t stop there because I wanted to make the dice fall through more cleanly making sure they couldn’t get stuck and then finally setup the pieces to have numbers on them to make it clear for assembly.
As someone with Aphantasia I have to keep printing them out to really see if they come out right. Wastes to much material, but no other option. (imagine having to throw out 4 or 5 of these).
I was super proud of the fact that the board and this tower that can be assembled when needed fit into the original box.
I also cut out some really nice double sided coins, some engraved plastic xp counters and wood versions of the event tokens.
Overall the board and the tower were amazing, but the coins also really surprised me. They are double sided and a bit of metallic gold paint really made them pop.
In the end, pretty happy, but I would love to hear your feedback on how you think I could have made it even better.