DIY 3D Board Games

Board games have inevitably animated moment of your life, and whether you like them or not, it remains a must for the long days of rainy holidays at the granny’s at the end of the countryside.

3D printing also shows that it can be a simple diffusion vector and avoids having to go through many intermediaries. Independent creators with little budget can share their creations and ideas around the world.

Board games are important for a child and will allow him to work on his logic, his sense of observation, listening or his memory. But board games are also a great tool of socialization for the child who develops above all his ability to play, to work with others.

How to create your own board game?

If you want to impress everyone at the next board game night, you should create yours. But before you disclose your masterpiece, you will have to create the basics of the game, for example the purpose of the game and the rules. Once you’ve solved all of it, you’re ready to set up a model game so you can test what you have done. Once you’ve tested your game, just create a final product and you’ll be ready for your evening.

  1. Note your ideas. You will never know when you’re going to be inspired. You might realize that mixing two ideas can create a great game. Take notes of your ideas on a notebook, on the computer or download an application where you can take the notes.
    It may be especially helpful if you keep the notebook or app you have chosen on hand during board game nights. It’s during that kind of time that you might have the perfect idea. When using commercially purchased games to inspire you, you have to ask yourself, ” what can I do to improve my game? “This often leads to interesting and creative innovations.
  2. Develop a themed board game. Themes are the “feel” of the game and are often referred to as ” genre “. Some games like the Goose Game consist only of a race to the finish line. More complex war games set up conflicts, political relationships between players and coin placement strategies.
    You might get inspired for the theme of your game in your favorite novel, comic book or television program. Many games are developed with themes with myths and legends. Among the most common elements include vampires, sorcerers, witches, dragons, angels, gnomes, demons, and more supernatural creatures.
  3. Find the procedures to develop the game. The procedures here refer to how players interact with each other and with each other. At Monopoly, the procedure of the game revolves around the throwing of dice, the buying and selling of property and the winning of money. Some inventors imagine mechanics before building a theme all around, while others find a good theme and adapt mechanics to that theme. Try several times to find something that suits you best.
  4. Regulate the age of the players. The age of the players will influence the complexity of the board game and its rules. If you are designing a game suitable for children, it is best to keep it simple, easy to play and especially keep it fun so the children can get entertained for a longer period of time. For adults, you can create something more competitive, challenging and complex. Keep the theme in mind when deciding on the age of participants. A zombie hunting game will not be suitable for children, but it could be perfect for adults passionate about TV series about zombies.
  5. Find the limits of players, duration and intensity. Some games have limit by the size of the board, the number of players involved or the number of Cards. The size of the board game and the number of Cards have influence on the time that takes players to finish the game. When you choose these limits, you need to think about the following things.
  • The number of players involved in the game: Is it possible that the game will be fun with only two players? Set a maximum number of players in order to have enough cards or counters.
    The average duration of the game: in addition, the first part usually lasts longer. Players need time to improve the rules.
  • The size of the game: the larger board games will usually add complexity and duration to the game, but they also make the game more cumbersome.
  1. Decide how players will triumph. When you have found the basic ideas of the game, you need to ask yourself what are the conditions for winning it. Think about several ways a player can win and don’t forget them while you’re working on the Game. During the race games, players have to hurry to reach the finish line first. The first player to reach the end should be the one who wins.
    Winning games require players to expand their proprietary, such as points or specific board cards. At the end of the game, the one with the most wins.
    Collegial games involve players in a team work towards a common goal, such as repairing the gnomes submarine or stopping an epidemic.
    Board building games rely on maps to move the game forward. Players win, steal or trade cards to strengthen their hand and achieve the goal of the Game.
  2. Write down the ground rules. They will probably change during the development of the game, but Basic Rules will help you test the game faster at first. When you write them, you shouldn’t forget the following points.
  • The player who starts: many games decide who starts by throwing dice or pulling a card. The player with the highest dice or card starts.
  • Player’s turn: When the player’s turn they need to balance the duration of each turn, you should allow only one or two actions per player on each turn.
  • Player cooperation: how will players dominate each other? For example, those who find themselves on the same square could enter a “duel” by throwing the dice to get the highest number.
  • Towers where players don’t play: if there are enemies or plateau effects (such as fires or floods), you need to determine how they go during the game.
  • The outcome of the game: the result could be decided by a simple roll of dice. Some special events may require particularly made cards or a certain result from the dice.