My favorite pastime: Print&Play and DIY
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Boardgames are fun. And if you can make 'em yourself, they're even more fun!

Some time ago, I had some time to spare, so I decided to make some nice Print&Play-games and a couple of games I couldn't get my hands on.
And this escalated quickly... Now I can't stop.

Some of them weren't available here or simply too expensive - shipping costs! - to order, others were out of print or not (yet) in print. Also, when you want to support boardgames through Kickstarter, you can pledge for an P&P-version, so that's also very interesting...

My personal Print&Play and DIY collection!

Many apologies for my spelling, grammar and translation errors - Google translate is not my friend
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1. Board Game: String Railway [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1926]
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A Japanese gem and - unfortunately - highly inaccessible. Lots of fun, and I'm talking both making and playing the game...

I had to wade through lots of old ladies in knitting shops to get all the materials, but hey, that's part of the adventure!



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2. Board Game: Santorini [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:2868]
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A very fine abstract game, dripping with theme... Great plus: very playable with three, which you don't see that often with an abstract game.

Only 100 of them were made so it became my summer project for 2012. Sanding, painting, sanding, painting and repeat...

Decided to add some color on the domes (as other players already did) and on the ground tiles...


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3. Board Game: Micropul [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:2147]
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Fun little connecting game that can be played solo or with two players.

Made it in wood and print and sticker paper...





In the last picture you can meet my Micropul family: the large version, the travel edition and the dreaded Micropulcube! More on that in this geeklist - Rubik's Cube and board games?.
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4. Board Game: Metropolys [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:649]
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One of our gaming groups favorite light games. Everybody has it - and that's why I decided not to buy it, but to make a small travel edition...

The board was found in the files section and mounted on foamboard, the pieces were scavenged from old games and pimped with Photoshop!

And now it's aptly named... Minipolys!





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5. Board Game: Tahiti [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:3492]
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This one came through Kickstarter. It's a nice, light-weight euro-style pick-up-and-deliver kind of family game.

Not much creative work to do here, mostly cut & paste: tiles and player boards mounted on foamboard, tokens mounted on chips from an old memory game.

I ordered my eurocubes from www.spielmaterial.de...


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6. Board Game: Epigo [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:3696]
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A fun game, where you have to program your moves trying to push your opponents of the board. Roborally, but faster and with a lot more interaction...

... but also not very available here. So a friend of mine made a prototype with some scrap paper, and we all enjoyed the game very much. I decide to make a slightly more decent copy from cardstock and foamboard.




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7. Board Game: Robot Master [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:5026]
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Robot Master is a game that's been a long time on my wishlist. At first glance it looks like one of those math games from elementary school. But it's more: it's Reiner Knizia's perfect little time waster for one or two players.

But my local shop seems to have the whole range from Cocktail Games - except this one. Luckily it's quite easy to build your own version (with your own theme: meet Steambot Master!)!

Printed on heavy cardstock... and finished!


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8. Board Game: Eight-Minute Empire: Legends [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:667]
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Another one through Kickstarter. The game seems fun, but it came with empty cards! No artwork is a bit disappointing.

So i decided to add pictures with Photoshop... I delved through my old 'Dungeons and Dragons' and the internet for good images. The result looks nice!

The cards are laminated and sleeved, the tokens, boards and citadels are mounted on 3mm-foamboard.

And i pimped the citadels a bit - now they stand up. The eurocubes and towers are from www.spelspul.nl... The coins are €0.01 cents, nobody uses these anyway.

And finished! The game looks nice, very colourfull :-) Let's hope it plays well too!


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9. Board Game: Delve: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:3615]
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I've been a fan of the original Delve: The Dice Game, a one-sheet-of-paper-dungeon-delving-adventure with some push-your-luck dice rolling mechanics. The designer also made a advanced version, but all traces of it seem to be gone... until I stumbled on a very low-res image of all the cards on artscow.

The image was not usable for printing, but I was able to decipher all the texts and abilities - so I redesigned my own version. Again, I used pictures from some old D&D-books, and I also 'extended' the game a bit by adding junctions and more treasures....

The first two pictures are computer mock-ups, the others are from my actual build...





All cards sleeved, the hero cards laminated, cubes and dice from www.spelspul.nl

I really, really like this game!
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10. Board Game: Coup [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:382]
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I was able to snatch the 'HD' files for the French cards with English text from the gallery before the uploader was 'kindly' asked to remove the images...

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The cards were easy enough to make and I used €0.01 cents for money/influence tokens. Nobody uses these cents anyway!

The only thing I missed was a matching player aid. so I used Photoshop to create one.

For those interested, you can find the file for the player aid here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/95185/complots-english...

Here are some pictures of the finished build:


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11. Board Game: (Your Name Here) and the Argonauts [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:6504]
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When I first saw this game, the premise of this game sounded really interesting to me. From the game's page:

"The game is played with a set of (initially) 30 cards that represent the monsters, treasures, and gods will become the tale of your adventure. This deck, and your character, will change and grow as you play more games, which is meant to reflect how tales become more embellished and outlandish each time they are told... Once the deck has been exhausted, the adventure is complete and you have won! The game is not over however. After each successful retelling of your adventures, the story grows! Much like tales become taller every time they are told, the adventure deck will become more legendary each time you win."

Each time you defeat the game, you mark the cards you've conquered so that they become stronger & stronger each game.

This I had some problems with. I don't like writing on my games, not even if they are Print&Play. You can't start the game over or you'll have to print the game again.

I wanted to make a more durable solution, one that could be used over and over again.

So I started with the original cards and tried to make an elegant, printer-friendly design.


The next step was rebuilding the checkbox system into something new. A round box with a rotatable center seemed like the most easy solution...

But a first version, with card made of foamcore and a loose centerpiece that was able to rotate didn't work out: every card was ca. 0.5 cm thick, resulting on a drawpile of 25 cm. And shuffling was completely out of the question!

A second version cam out much better: The cards were printed on normal cardstock - but I punched a hole in the middle - so I could slide another card behind. These cards picture an arrow, indicating the level of the card.


So the only thing i had to do was creating six 'level'-cards, and redesign every card in the game :-)
Only for the 'Heroic Deeds' I decided to keep the original checkbox system. Reprinting one card every 20-or-so games didn't seem like too much a hassle.


(A few weeks later)
only now I'm finished punching and cutting all the cards... That took looooong...
But it's finished, and I'm very happy with the results!



Note to self: buy less shiny sleeves...

I’ve played a few games now, and what starts as an easy game, becomes really hard fast! Very fun to play… and keep playing!

Here are the files for those interested...
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/95638/ynhata-wensp-red...
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12. Board Game: Inspector Moss: House Arrest [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:6206]
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Inspector Moss: House Arrest is a witty little solo print-and-play game that won the BGG 2011 Solitaire Print and Play Contest. It's an excellent game of puzzling and deduction and uses a push-your-luck, yathzee style dice rolling mechanism to make you, the inspector, find the murderer and escort him/her to the police car - all before the timer hits zero.

The game has some nice artwork, that gives it a nostalgic Clue feeling, although I'm not overly fond of the pawn-heads...

I thought the game would also go well with a different theme, so I decided to give it a 'comic noir' redesign!

First of all, I made the suspects:


I've put them together on this banner... Meet, from left to right, Chuck 'CPA' Liddle, Barry 'Bad Cop' Oldman, Rick 'Highway' Rossy, Little Josie Hughes, Slim Hughes, Kadie, Crazy Atee Ate, Gogo Chibusa, Marvin Duke and Brother Mercy. The artwork comes from different 'comic noir', mostly by Frank Miller...And yes, the names are references to other people/things/... :-)


This is a mock-up of how they will look like, with a suspect an a not-guilty side.

For the tiles I decided not to use a house as setting - but the whole town. Again, I used backgrounds from different comics. The doors became yellow lines, the locks became police tape. I redesigned the different symbols on the tiles too (assistance/suspect/evidence, dice and secret passageway/sewer)


Of course, this is also a mock-up.

I've also revamped the tokens, using the same icons as the tiles. I've kept some of the symbols of the original game.


Again, a mock-up... :-)

Lastly, I made the two player boards. I added the assistance icons and their explanation to the 'Injunction Board'...


Yes, a mock-up...

And this is how the game should look like when finished:


EDIT:
And here are the pictures of my final build. I'm really happy how it all turned out!



And a little frivolity on my part... Bullet holes in the player board! Thanks to the foamcore hole puncher :-)

All the files are mounted on 3mm foamcore. I really like working with this material. I use a spray glue to mount them, it works really well. The die are from http://www.thediceshoponline.com/
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13. Board Game: Airborne in my Pocket [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:4005]
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It's a miracle that Airborne in My Pocket wasn't on my radar before. Probably because I thought that this game was going to be published, and that the free version was removed... But it has a lot to like for me: a solo, push-your-luck game with a history theme that didn't happen to far away from here... (well ok, 500km from my home to the beaches of D-day).

I like the game mechanics very much. The tiles are also very well designed, but i found the cards a little bit cluttered. Not that I don't like them, and as a history aficionado I'm really impressed with the background information the designer supplied - but for me all the images of buttons and badges make it a bit difficult to find the information I need...

So I decided to keep the location tiles, but to redesign all the cards and item tokens...

...And I seriously underestimated that job :-) Almost 200 unique cards and a 100 item tokens. For now I've done the base game (with odds & ends) and the Currahee!, Hooah! and Fire In The Hole! expansions. I'm really happy with how it all turned out!


When I cut and glued the tiles and tokens, I had some foamcore leftovers. I decided to add some atmosphere to the game. I've made little stand-ups for the different figures of the game (allied paratroopers, chaplain, German soldier, German general, French resistance,...), for the different vehicles (Tiger tank, Half-Track, Kubelwagen,... - old Tamiya model boxes helped me finding some good images) and also for some scenery (Bunker door and walls, a Gun for Gun Control...)

Ok, it doesn't fit in my pocket anymore - but still, it's nice to build the game up with vehicles and scenery...


The complete base game with a redesigned (larger) player board.

All the different stand-ups and the complete set with expansions.

The Currahee! and Hooah! expansions.
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14. Board Game: Infection Express [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:7205]
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The original design by Andy Oakey is really nice, but I used Malechi's hexagonal redesign, for portability. The tiles are two-sided: North America on one side, Europe on the other.

The tiles are mounted on 3mm foamboard. Since I didn't have any color dice, I used some blank dice and a hole punch plus some colored paper to fix that problem :-) It works really well.

I borrowed the cubes form Sneaks & Snitches, I think the see-through effect fits the game.




It's a fun game, although the rules aren't always clear. Some house rules are mandatory!
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15. Board Game: Maze of the Red Mage: A Solitaire Dungeon Adventure! [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked]
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I recently finished this fun dungeon crawler. The original artwork is quite nice, with an 8bit feeling to it, but I wanted to make a game in a more 'normal' fantasy setting.

So I redesigned all floor tiles using the awesome (and copyright-free!) dungeon tiles from http://free-dungeon-tiles-to-print.blogspot.be. I mounted them with spray glue on 3mm foamcore.



Then I also had to make matching monster and treasure tokens... For the first time ever I used 1mm foamcore, and I kind of like it. It still feels sturdy enough, but since you need to pile your tokens up, the piles are way smaller!


These images are of course computer mock-ups, so you can't really see the foamcore :-)

The one thing the original game was missing were the player boards and a 'doom clock', so I made hero boards and little stand-ups (for using in the game) for every of the 7 heroes and a 30 minute 'doom clock'.



The game itself plays really well, and more importantly, it allows for endless possibilities for personal variations (playing realtime, or co-op with someone else, or with monsters that chase you... More fun!

For markers (on the player board and doom clock) I used a couple of eurocubes, and also a couple of plastic game stands when monsters appear...





Here are the files for those interested...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/94278/maze-of-the-red-...
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/94279/maze-of-the-red-...
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16. Board Game: The Rats in the Walls [Average Rating:4.80 Overall Rank:14365]
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For some unknown reason my friends and me really like Perudo (aka Liar's dice). The mechanisms of bluff and push your luck make this old game an always recurring party game.

This game has a similar feel to it, albeit maybe with a les accessible theme...

The construction of this game wasn't to hard. I had a cup and bottom laying around, and the brain tokens were punched from foamboard. I also traslated the player aid to dutch.

I used red intended dice to add a little splash of color to the game :-)



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17. Board Game: Council of Verona [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2009]
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I backed this one on Kickstarter at the PnP-level, but only recently got around to build it...

The build is simple enough: 17 cards and 20 tokens. The only problem was that I only had green wooden discs, so had to sand them and paint them over. I chose for the following colors: black, white (main colors of the cards), blue, red (main colors of the two families) and green (together with white and red the colors of the Italian flag, where we lay our scene). It was quite bothersome to apply all the round stickers perfectly to the tokens, because all discs should be indistinguishable...



The game itself is quite fun, but I've notice the last player has a significant advantage as you get to have the final say on the placing of cards, which can affect multiple scoring cards. But still, quite fun!
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18. Board Game: Machi Koro [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:744]
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I just missed this game in Essen. It was sold out from day one... So, in anticipation of a new English release here in Europe - or maybe AEG picking it up (keep the original art, AEG!), I made myself a copy. I translated the cards to English and used colored borders for easier recognition of the cards. I ordered the cards through Printerstudio.

The money tokens are based on tikitavy's Machi Koro banknotes, which can be found in the files section.

It really is a fun game, and if it ever gets a re-release, I will buy an original copy (or 2 or 3...)

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19. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$ [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:905]
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Cash 'n Guns is a hilarious game of double guessing, bluffing and push your luck. It fell very good in our group, and I thought of making myself a copy, so I could take it to work or some other gaming groups.

The cartoon-like artwork from the original version is ok, but I wanted something more... serious? Something more in the vein of old mob movies, or some noir comics. But before I could start on my own redesign, I found the amazing 'dapper' redesign from Typpo, which can be found here. This was exactly what I wanted!

This made it a whole lot easier for me. Now I only had to build the other components, like the money, the character cards, the wounds and the shame tokens... and the guns of course. For the money and the shame tokens I used some poker chips, with a label on them showing their value. To pick them randomly, I might use a bag.

For the guns I could have used some plastic toy guns, but I wanted to use something home-made. So I had a friend make me several cardboard gun silhouettes with a plotter cutter - for my birthday . These were glued together so that they became very solid... They look wonderful.

The wound markers and character standees are made from foamcore - and some of their names are based on actual people - you know who you are!

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I'm quite pleased with the end result!




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20. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:777]
Pieter Wens
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Some time ago, Qbikaris posted her redesign of Tsuro in the monthly pnp geeklist here. She was nice enough to share her files for the game.

I had the components for this game laying around in various stages of readiness. Now I finally made time to finish everything...

The tiles are 3mm foamcore and the cars and tile racks came from other games (HABA's Monza and, of course, Scrabble). The board was repurposed from another game I don't even remember the name of. I spray painted it black and made some 'outlines' based on Qbikaris' tiles.

Overall, it turned out quite nice. I'm thinking about recrafting the tiles on something heavier though. The foamcore turns out to be a bit too light, especially when you bump against the board or the tiles.



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21. Board Game: Let's Catch the Lion! [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:2954]
Pieter Wens
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'Let's catch a lion' is a japanese chess-like game and looks easy and cute, but packs a lot of tactical choices and works evenly well with children as with grown-ups!

'Let's catch a lion' (or Dobutsu Shugi) is a game played on a 4-by-3 field with lions, elephants, giraffes and chickens, while its (a little bit) bigger brother '6565 Let's catch a Lion' (or Goro-goro Dobutsu Shogi) is played on a 6-by-5 field with lions, cats, dogs and chickens.

I wanted to combine both boards into one, and make enough animal tiles to play both games. So I made the inner board clear for the small game and the outer ring a little matte for the larger game. The board is mounted on foamcore.



For the combined tiles I needed 6 chicks/chickens, 4 dogs, 4 cats, 2 elephants, 2 giraffes and 2 lions. I used scrabble tiles for a nice, wooden feeling.



Since I head some cards left on another printerstudio order, I decided to make 2 setup/rule aids and an extra travel board (made of 4 cards).



I think it came out very nice, and as was the intention: so did my four-year old son
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22. Board Game: Town Center [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:3644]
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I was cleaning up my computer when I found some files for a redesign for the game Town Center.

The files are quite old now (look at the iPhone model I used in the background zombie) and were not finished. I think I abandoned the project because my second son was born...

So I decided to finish my redesign and finally build this project...

And... a week ago my third son was born , but somehow I still managed to finish the files though. I'm going to try to finish the job in the next couple of days, but it's probably going to be next month. Sleep deprivation is already taking its toll... But these are the files I'm using.





And now my build is finally finished. The player boards an the central board are all printed on heavy paper and mounted on foamcore. It was actually an easy build.


Obtaining all the correct Lego bricks was something else I was able to buy most of them when I was on a trip to New York a little more than a year ago. There is this great Lego store close to Rockefeller Center. Sadly they didn't have all the colors I needed, and they wouldn't be supplied for another week or so - when I was back in Belgium...

And then hurricane Sandy hit NY. It caused a lot of trouble for a lot of people, and it also grounded our plane home. On the plus side, we were forced to stay for another week in Manhattan - and I was able to get my missing Lego bricks! Woohoo!



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23. Board Game: Robotory [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:3954]
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Under Construction!
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24. Board Game: Elevenses [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:2863]
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25. Board Game: Sushi Go! [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:347]
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The people in my gaming group really like games with a drafting mechanism. So hopefully this game will be played a lot :-) The cards are from Printerstudio. The backs are just a little bit misaligned (first time that happens with PS), but nothing troublesome.

It helps we all love sushi!thumbsup

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