A fun and interesting activity with boardgames is creating your very own board game.
But how to do it? Well, we have an artist who might be able to help you. Meet Kseniia Snikhovska from Penandplastic.com.
3D Pens can help you create your own plastic board game
She has been drawing with 3D pens for the last couple of years and has designed a whole array of interesting items which you can view in her portfolio. But we here at Pelissier are more interested in how we can use one of her 3D pens to create our very own board game. Well, let’s get started.
- Firstly we have to choose which boardgame we will create, for now, we will go with something very simple, like checkers.
- Secondly, we have to choose if we are going to make only the pieces ourselves, or if we are going to create the board as well.
- Thirdly we have to choose a method which we will use to create the board and pieces with, here we suggest a 3D pen and plastic.
3D pens are really a fairly new and really cool technology that allows you to use an extruder and melt plastic to create permanent shapes made of different kinds of plastic. Similar to how a glue gun works.
How to use a 3D Pen, and choosing the best one for the job
What is important to know is how to operate a 3D pen, and it is also important to select the best 3D pen on the market. You can take a look at Kseniia’s page called 3D Pen and Plastic Reviews.
Then once you’ve selected a 3D Pen and chosen a plastic strong enough to create a durable board game you are good to go. The next part of the process will be to find a real checkers piece, or google a drawing on the internet and try to recreate it. This may not work very well on the first attempt, as a 3D pen takes a bit of time to get used to.
Don’t fret, you will soon get the hang of it, and create a checkers piece is definitely one of the simpler objects to make.
We suggest you take a piece of wood and paint it, to create the dark and light squares, and then you can also create some cool decorations for your new 3D painted chess set. Remember to choose a plastic such as PLA or ABS.
Something which is durable and hard enough to withstand many hours of checkers.
Once you have completed this, well the rest is up to you. There are plenty of things you can do to make your new checkers board unique and personalized. Just remember, you created the board to play checkers, so keep it functional.
Well, that’s it for now. I wish you good luck with your board game creating adventures. As always, if you liked this post, or if you ended up attempting to create your own board game, please share it with us in the comment section below. We at Pelissier Cie do hope you have an enjoyable September.
Until next time, happy board gaming lovely readers.
And good luck!