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Antonio Chavez
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Really, it's only seven easy steps:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-Board-Game

I wonder why we keep paying for games when it is oh so easy to make your own... shake

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Those directions shed new light on titles such as "Pizza Box Football".
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Wow. I didn't check, but I imagine their directions for running a marathon are:

1. Run really far.
2. If you didn't go 26.2 miles, try to run farther the next time.
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Wow that was easy. In fact while playing the computer version of Zombie in my pocket I also created 5, of what I am sure going to be huge hits, board games.
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That's It!

I demand a Designer Badge, immediately!
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Since it's a Wiki, I reckon we can come up with some useful tips to add to the list...
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FlyingArrow wrote:
Wow. I didn't check, but I imagine their directions for running a marathon are:

1. Run really far.
2. If you didn't go 26.2 miles, try to run farther the next time.


Similar to the Monty Python - "How to Create World Peace".

1. Get everyone in the same room.
2. Explain what they should be doing, and make sure they get everything right.
3. That's how you create world peace.

Or how to play a flute -

1. Blow in the narrow end.
2. Move your fingers up and down the middle.
3. That's how you play a flute!
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"Model the game board after a map, music note, or movie.. For example, if you are doing this based on a city, you could involve stores from it."

What?

"Use variations of colors and patterns for an interesting appearance"

What?!

"Make it fun -- no one will play it if it is boring!"

This is just #$%@ing craziness. Who are these people?


Seriously though... a music note? That's so specific it makes me wonder what they had in mind when they wrote this.
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I used these steps when designing my award winning card game. You can find it by clicking on my designer badge.

Oh damn, where'd that designer badge go?

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Step 8: Profit!
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Add spaces that take you to other spaces or triple of your next roll. Use your imagination.
LOL! And if you think there's some other thing to do than roll a die and move around the board, lay off the mind-altering drugs.
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ExcitingJeff wrote:
Step 8: Profit!


No, that's Step 9. Step 8 is ????????????.
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I like highly-detailed step 2:

2 Design your game rules and idea.
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Don't rush, but don't do it at the last minute.
You know, because when you're dying, you'll likely have other things on your mind.

WikiHow wrote:
Once you've put on your final touches, you can ... put on a large piece of clear tape to protect it.
I'm going to try this when another good hair day comes along.

WikiHow wrote:
Anything 3D should be done on sturdy paper.
Because there is NOTHING stronger than paper.
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How to become a famous rockstar:

1. Learn to play an instrument, preferable electric guitar.
2. Fit perfectly into the zeitgeist, dress-code and gender-wise.
3. Find some friends who look a bit uncooler than yourself and are able to play some other instruments.
4. Bonus: female bass guitarist.
5. Have some scandals around. Drug abuse and hedonistic self-destruction being the minimum, no limits exist.
6. Die before your 30th birthday.

You made it!

Here`s a possible start:
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# 3 Design the images and pictures to go on your game
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# 5 Print off any other pieces, like rules, Cards, tokens

Ooohhh, you print the pieces after you design the images. No wonder my games turn out horrible.
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Did anyone see the link at the bottom "How to play a video game on paper" Gives great insight to this post.
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Do you want a fun board game to play but none interest you?

If only there were more games out there, then maybe w wouldn't all have to create our own!

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Use a ruler when drawing in order to make it look nice and professional.

Right, 'cause it's the ruler that makes it look professional.

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Make it unique -- people won't want to play it too much if it's already been done.

Hence the suggestion to use a musical note as a basis for the board.

All kidding aside, the article has really revolutionized the way I approach game design. I can't wait to read their article How to Beat Anyone at Any Two Player Game, I'm hoping it will help improve my go game.
 
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W0tever wrote:
I like highly-detailed step 2:

2 Design your game rules and idea.


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rgmnetid wrote:
WikiHow wrote:
Add spaces that take you to other spaces or triple of your next roll. Use your imagination.
LOL! And if you think there's some other thing to do than roll a die and move around the board, lay off the mind-altering drugs.


I think the implicit title is "How to make your own roll and move board game exactly like Monopoly but with different pictures."

I too am amused at how every 3rd instruction assumes a die roll is happening somewhere. Makes me wonder how many of the average person's pop definition of a board game is "a game where you roll a die and...."
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W0tever wrote:
I like highly-detailed step 2:

2 Design your game rules and idea.


How to play tennis in two easy steps:
1. Learn to play tennis
2. You're done! That was easy, wasn't it?
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Drew1365 wrote:
Heh. Someone posted this last year. I would have thought by now a wiser person would have edited it.


In case anyone's wondering, here's how you go about that:

1. Buy a computer.
2. Contact an "internet service provider" such as America Online and make service arrangements.
3. Connect your new computer to the internet. You can find a wide variety of cables to help with this!
4. Turn the computer on.
5. Acquire an encyclopedic knowledge of board game design. Try using the internet as a launching point.
6. Edit the wiki. Make sure to get permission before doing so.
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"dice with 6 to 32 sides"

Who has ever seen a 32 sided dice?
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dbuel wrote:
ExcitingJeff wrote:
Step 8: Profit!


No, that's Step 9. Step 8 is ????????????.


8. Humiliate yourself on national television.

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Hey, you shouldn't be so tough on the guy, I mean he must be a great game designer, I mean he posted a picture of his game design 'Monopoly' on the front page. He also has a link to design your own internet site - so I assume that he also invented the internet....

I also noted that the letters 'A' and 'G' were featured frequently...

Makes you wonder who this master game designer & internet inventor might be...
 
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