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.
This is an impressive project. I especially like the stone etching on the tower, the fact that the tower is also a functioning dice tower and the double sided coins. This will certainly enhance the play experience of the game. Well done.
@cynd11 Thank you so much. I don’t know that I could sell it because it is not my board game. it would be like trying to sell the catan board or a printed board from another game. I created for myself to really enjoy it. I was even worried about posting it, but figured since it was for me it was okay. I am not sure what it takes to be allowed to sell game upgrades. I see some online, but haven’t looked into the licensing.
Anyway, thanks for your encouragement. This has been such a fun start to my journey and the feedback on my few posts yesterday has truly been appreciated.
I saw it and was like…that’s got to be a dark tower game! I’m not that old, but my mom is. She’s was the board gamer in the house. Loves playing that game. And the pre-amble game of fine a set of working batteries for it. 2 D batteries if I recall…maybe C but still.
@wesleyjames, I am old enough but couldn’t afford to buy the original game. By the time I could, they price was crazy as a collectable, so I found this non-battery version ;). Thanks for sharing the memory!