Games I want to build, by hand, out of wood (or other materials)
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I've tinkered with wood-working here and there throughout my life, but it's only since I discovered the joy of board games that I had a project worth exploring. This Geeklist is my place to put a plan in place for building custom versions of various games to both get better at the woodworking craft and, well, for gaming with nice materials.

Please comment if you have some of your own project pictures and plans to share or if you would to recommend other potential projects for me.

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1. Board Game: Icehouse [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2635]
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The first game that I plan to build will be Icehouse by Looney Labs. There are various sources for pyramid dimensions that I'll likely use. With a handsaw, mitre box, chisel, and some stain. I should be able to crank out a set for 2 players in a couple of weeks.
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2. Board Game: Amoeba [Average Rating:7.11 Unranked]
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While it's not a very elaborate project, I've always wanted to sit down and crank out a few hundred wooden nickels for use in various projects. It's be nice to build at least one game out of the process and since I'm building the pyramids anyway it might as well be a pyramid game. I could also use some of the nickels in...
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3. Board Game: Six [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:3624]
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In addition to the wooden nickels, it would be nice to churn out some wooden hexes too. Add some stain/paint and I'll also have a game. :-)
 
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4. Board Game: Exxit [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:5327]
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After the nickels and hexes are built and painted I would naturally have some number of other games automatically. One such game is Exxit.
 
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5. Board Game: Piecepack [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:4285]
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Technically not a game, but a system for games. Building a functional piecepack seems like a "piece" of cake. (groan)

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6. Board Game: Alien City [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:5944]
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I could build the board for Alien City out of the Piecepack set and the Xyloid pyramids above, and that's probably what I'd do to start (since I've not actually played before). However, if the urge strikes then it would be cool to put together a custom board for this beautiful game.
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7. Board Game: Martian Chess [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:5486]
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I saw the image of the particleboard kite segments that I would love to copy. Not sure about the particleboard part, but I have to admit that the picture presents a nice alien-like look. I would need to add a wood-burning tool to the mix before I start this project.
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8. Board Game: Micropul [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:2091]
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Once I have a wood-burning kit in hand it would be nice to build a couple of games using it. Micropul seems like a nice start to build up some burning skills.
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9. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:314]
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While I've got the burner hot I might as well make some custom PitchCar discs for the kids. :-) I'm not yet sure what to paint them with to make them nice and slick.
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10. Board Game: Mijnlieff [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:2686]
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If I think I could handle the finer detailed wood burning then it would be nice to have a Mijnlieff set at home.
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11. Board Game: International Checkers [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:5489]
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I've built a Checkers/Chess board in the past (albeit poorly), but it would be nice to take a step back and see if I can improve the process. I suppose a nice place to start would be to build a Draughts set, including the pieces using alternating squares and fine dowels. It would be nice to turn the Draughts, but I'm not sure that I can fit a foot-powered lathe into the budget.
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12. Board Game: Epaminondas [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:4760]
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If I'm already cutting and gluing squares (and potentially turning pieces) I could just cut some more and build an Epaminondas board at the same time. The alternating colored squares are not a requirement for E.
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13. Board Game: Pietjesbak [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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Who doesn't want a nice dice tray?
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14. Board Game: Hex [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:2546]
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I'd love to try a Hex board with engraved lines. This would be some fine chisel work.
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15. Board Game: The Game of Y [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:5014]
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Again, carved lines would be ideal.
 
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16. Board Game: Santorini [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:2845]
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I've always wanted to play this game and it seems like a nice, simple project to build out of high-quality wood. Not sure if I'd paint it or not, but that stark white looks nice.
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17. Board Game: Kalah [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:3456]
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Trying out faux-aged wood would be nice.
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18. Board Game: Machi Koro [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:735]
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By the time these projects are complete my Machi Koro dice and coins should be throughly worn out. It would be fun to learn to make dice anyway, but for practical purposes this would work.
 
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19. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:560]
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I've always wanted bone dice, but have no idea how to make them. Might be time to explore the possibilities.
 
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20. Board Game: Town Center [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:3549]
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The lego version of Town Center looks wonderful. I could get my 5-year-old to help out and make it a weekend project.

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21. Board Game: TAIJI [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:6912]
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This might be a fun little project to work on with the kids, after I've gotten better myself.
 
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22. Board Game: Shibumi [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:6423]
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I would love to make a Shibumi set from wood, but most likely I'd just buy the wooden balls pre-made and stain them. Heck, I already have a Pylos set, maybe another set of balls of a third color would suffice.
 
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23. Board Game: Alquerque [Average Rating:5.63 Overall Rank:11923]
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More wood-burning fun!
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24. Board Game: Hnefatafl [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:2349]
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I've always wanted a nice Tafl board and pieces, but they tend to run pricey. That said, it would be fun to make the board of wood and the pieces from stone; though I doubt I'd ever get to the level of proficiency in stone carving to make the little statuettes.
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25. Board Game: Cublino [Average Rating:1.00 Unranked]
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This board looks amazing, but it's unclear how to carve the holes -- perhaps a router? Chisel? tiny saw? Laser? This is beyond my current comprehension -- but still cool.
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