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Ben Phelan
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Five Tribes is one of my favorite games and I wanted to make a custom board
to hold the tiles and cards because Five Tribes can tend to sprawl all over the place.



I took very thin plywood, painted it white, then painted some trim and
glued it on the edges. I also put 3 stripes of trim on the bottom to lift it from the table a bit. I then cut a groove in the pink and orange boards to hold the cards and then glued a slanted piece to those boards so that the cards are slightly tilted up for readability. This is a very inexpensive and simple project anyone can do.
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Looks great!
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Sarkoth wrote:
This is a very inexpensive and simple project anyone can do.


I think you may grossly underestimate the incompetence of some of us (I include myself) when doing anything handy.
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Glue, paint, a jigsaw, circular saw or table saw and a tape measure is all you need. Biggest key is not to be obsessed with it looking perfect. Mine isn't.
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You could achieve a similar result with chipboard/artist board + trim, a handsaw and glue, so it's really not as hard as you might think. Looking mighty fine by the way!
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Ben Phelan
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I suppose you could even use foamcore. Would work just as well and you could buy the colors you want, so no painting
 
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Nice job anyway, I find you nailed the colors.
 
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I took the pink blue and orange player pawns with me to Hobby Lobby to match the colors. I tried mixing to get those colors and realized very quickly that I suck at mixing colors!
 
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Sarkoth wrote:
Glue, paint, a jigsaw, circular saw or table saw and a tape measure is all you need. Biggest key is not to be obsessed with it looking perfect. Mine isn't.


Um, no.

The biggest key is to BE obsessed... with not losing any fingers (at least for some of us).
 
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Paladin82Y wrote:
Sarkoth wrote:
Glue, paint, a jigsaw, circular saw or table saw and a tape measure is all you need. Biggest key is not to be obsessed with it looking perfect. Mine isn't.


Um, no.

The biggest key is to BE obsessed... with not losing any fingers (at least for some of us).


Losing a finger is a badge of something im sure...
 
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Takenokojon wrote:
Paladin82Y wrote:
Sarkoth wrote:
Glue, paint, a jigsaw, circular saw or table saw and a tape measure is all you need. Biggest key is not to be obsessed with it looking perfect. Mine isn't.


Um, no.

The biggest key is to BE obsessed... with not losing any fingers (at least for some of us).


Losing a finger is a badge of something im sure...

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Sarkoth wrote:
Five Tribes is one of my favorite games and I wanted to make a custom board
to hold the tiles and cards because Five Tribes can tend to sprawl all over the place.



I took very thin plywood, painted it white, then painted some trim and
glued it on the edges. I also put 3 stripes of trim on the bottom to lift it from the table a bit. I then cut a groove in the pink and orange boards to hold the cards and then glued a slanted piece to those boards so that the cards are slightly tilted up for readability. This is a very inexpensive and simple project anyone can do.


Looks really good Sark!
 
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Ben Phelan
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Thanks James! I fear the only thing that spurred me to making this is the OCD invoked by the tiles not being straight.
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