A board game is a great way to hype up the boring days. Most board games online are overly expensive. Also, there are some fun games you can DIY that are not available for purchase. Are you ready?
We have compiled a list containing 25 DIY board game ideas. Have a good look at each game and decide which you want to make for your home. Trust me, the making process of all the games is easy and costs little.
1. DIY Self-Isolation Board Game
The first board on the list is this amazing snake tail. It is made from paper, glue, and scissors. Join four pieces of paper together to form a large square sheet. Then use a pencil to outline the snake on it. After this, cut some small pieces of paper and write a question mark on the bark of everyone.
2. DIY Literacy Board Game
This is made from a cereal box, scissors, dye. Cut open the cereal box, cut off the side and lid leaving a triangular sheet of cardboard. Outline the game on the cardboard and design the cardboard as you like. Then, cut and label the game pieces.
3. DIY Warship Board Game
The steps in making this warship board game are very long but simple and understanding. The materials needed include cardboard, glue, popsicle sticks, scissors, and tape.
4. How To Make A DIY Board Game
To make this, get pieces of cardboard sheets, some tiles, a pen, and glue. Get a short strip of cardboard and bend it at 1-3-3-3 cm, fold the strip and hold it with glue. The making process of this DIY board game is pretty much easy to follow.
5. DIY Kalaha Board Game
Are you thinking of getting a gaming board and you’re out of ideas if what you want? Kalaha gaming board is just for you. Kalaha is made from a piece of cardboard or plywood with 14 holes. Start by crafting the design of the Kahala on pieces of paper then cut the pieces needed and gather the tools and materials needed.
6. DIY Obelisk Board Game
The materials needed for this include a laser cutter, printer, scissors, USB sticks, dice, thick MDF, and an old sock. Download the obelisk file and install it on the USB stick, then cut the game tiles using a laser cutter. Then, get the hex monster and color them according to the number of dots on them.
7. DIY Backgammon Board Games
The materials required for this DIY project include canvas, adhesive vinyl, mixing cup, craft paints, popsicle stick, washi tape, small hexagon dice tray, and scissors. Start by painting the canvas in a bright and bold color, then cut the backgammon points from vinyl; 12 gold and 12 white each 4″ tall. Spray paint the dice and the doubling cube. After the canvas and the dice are dried, assemble everything and your gaming board is ready.
8. DIY Smart Board Game
Start building this smartboard game from the module. The materials needed for this module include 4 LEDs, 4 resistors, a piezo speaker, an Arduino, a bunch of wires, and 4 buttons. After building the module, it’s time for the code.
9. DIY Board Game For Kids
The materials needed for this board game include Swisco shells, a sheet of paper, beads or coins, and dice. Take the sheet of paper and draw a small box around the four sides leaving the center plain. Color each of the boxes with different colors and leave the center in plain white. Put all the coins in the center and shells at one corner of the paper.
10. DIY Maths Board Game
This is made from foam board, plywood for the base, copper wire, buttons, pencils, colored paper, and dice. Cut a piece of the circle from the foam board then cut two grooves at each side of the circle. Then, pass a copper wire through it and attach the other circle made from paper to it. Rotate the circle around the copper wire and write numbers on the circle below the foam. After that make a board for the circle and you’re good to go.
11. DIY Japanese Board Game Sokoban
To make this, place a sheet of cardboard on the ground then glue four PVC holders to each of the four corners. Frame the cardboard with PVC pipe then place two PVC holders on opposite sides then place two PVC across. After the board is set up, connect the batteries and the electric motor. The materials used are 4 batteries, electric motors, PVC pipe, wires, buttons, magnets, and caps.
12. DIY Basketball Board Game
This basketball board game is made from cardboard, glue, toothpicks, plastic cups, a bottle cap, and a popsicle stick. Shape a Z at one corner of the cardboard with strips of cardboard, then frame the cardboard with two uneven cardboard by the sides and the play arena is ready. Now, you can move to the throwing pitch and the ball collecting space.
13. DIY Magnetic Hnefatafl Board Game
The materials needed for this DIY board game include a laser cutter, table saw, band saw, miter saw, orbital sander, polyester felt, birch plywood, gauge copper wire, and magnets. Cut two pieces of boards from the plywood. Design the pieces for the top of the board then engrave the design on it using a laser cutter. After this, glue the top and bottom piece together then frame the board with plywood and add support to the board.
14. DIY Giant Word Game
This giant board game is made from wood squares, chalkboard contact paper, magnetic tape, chalk, Gorilla glue, letter and number stickers, time bag, and engineer print. Get a magnetic board and frame it with plywood then make the letter tiles but you can buy them if you don’t have the time to make them yourself. After this, glue small magnets to each of the tiles.
15. DIY Harry Potter Monopoly
To build this harry potter monopoly board game you have to get blank monopoly board templates. It is not necessarily you build what is on the template but it gives you the direction of what you are making. You can divide to modify your board from having 10 spaces to having 11 spaces.
16. DIY Basketball Board Game
This basketball bird game is made from absolute cardboard. Get some pieces of cardboard, glue, and scissors. Take one piece of rectangular cardboard and round its edges. After this, drill holes on the cardboard and another hole at the center of the cardboard. Frame the hole at the center with cardboard and do the same for each of the holes surrounding the center.
17. DIY Drunk Board Game
This is made from a sheet of paper, color, pencil, and dice. Get a piece of paper and draw the game structure on it. Draw some small squares that form Letter Z, then color each square and label them. Then get two dice and start playing.
18. DIY Pucket Board Game
The materials needed for this DIY pocket board include plywood, strips of hardwood, a miter saw, sander, drill, spray paint, and screws. Start by making the base of the board from a piece of plywood- cut and frame the base with strips of wood. Then, spray paint the base and design it.
19. How To Make Unicorn Game
Get a piece of cardboard then wrap a piece of paper around it and hold the paper to it using double-stick tape. Then attach another piece of paper to the back of the cardboard with double-stick tape. After this, attach some paper floral to the top of the board.
20. How To Make A LEGO Chess Set
This is made from a square base plate and chess pieces. Setting up this LEGO chess is very simple but it’s very difficult to get the pieces of the chessboard completely.
21. DIY Monopoly Board Game Diary
The materials needed for this include a Stanley knife, ruler, diary, guillotine, binding machine, binding wires, and side cutter. Cut the diary from the gap where the hardcover is attached to the inner cover. After this, cut the edges and the cover of the diary. Then, bind the diary together using a binding machine. Flip the dairy back in place and you’re good to go.
22. DIY ISO-Path Board Game
Cut a piece of plywood into a hexagon using a laser cutter or a CNC router and engrave a small hexagon shape on the plywood. After that, cut small pieces of a hexagon from another piece of plywood and test it on the engraved plywood to make sure the hexagon fits properly well. Coat the engraved board and the hexagon then, attach them with glue.
23. DIY Guess Who Board Game
This is made from craft plywood, rectangular woods, hinges, double stick tape, super glue, and pegs. First, get pictures of people from their Facebook pages or any other social media then photoshop the images and print them out. Attack the image to the pehs and place them on the plywood board which serves as the base of the gaming board.
24. DIY Tetris Board Game
The materials used for this include colored paper (preferably seven different colors), white paper, scissors, a marker, and a ruler. Take the seven-colored papers and grid them, then put out the Tetris puzzle blocks from the papers. If you don’t identify all of the Tetris blocks you can check them out so you don’t make mistakes in cutting them. Then, use the white paper as the game board and get red bricks as the game pieces.
25. DIY Board Game For Kids
This is very simple and it’s a good game for the kids. It is made from pieces of paper. Get a piece of paper and draw small circles across the piece in Z Shape then, another small circle that forms Z above the other Z dividing the sheet of paper into four parts. Use two different colors to identify each of the groups of circles. Number each of the circles but number each group separately. Get a dice as the game piece.
That’s a wrap! We included games that are suitable for adults, you will also find some suitable for the kids. So, the choice is yours, which DIY board game are you making? Let us know in the comments section below.