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How To Create a Professional Homemade Board Game

How To Create a Professional Homemade Board Game

Board games can be fun – even for adults. What can be even more fun, if you have the interest and time to spend, is to create your own board game. We’ve traversed the internet for information about how to do something like this. There are a LOT of more or less good information about how to create a homemade board game plus homemade cards for the game etc. out there. Most of these ideas, however, does not end up looking professional. Therefore, we’ve prioritized those few that seems to be offering some of the most professional-looking options for getting one’s own game into this reality:


From the channel HomeMadeGameGuruwe found some videos to be of great help. These are actually so good you’ll probably only need these to get the perfect look and feel of your own board game.

Creating the board itself:

Creating the cards:

This game-guru-dude has even made his own template for a gaming card box, which looks perfect:

Here’s another video on how to create the board for a board game, this time from the channel TheToyCreator:


The pieces for your board game can be bought, among others, at the nice online store gameparts.net:

gameparts logo



This is a perfect and very detailed from-nothing-to-everything guide on how to create your own board game, by Ted Alspach on opinionatedgamers.com. He walks us through the following 11 steps:

  1. The Tools
  2. Setting Up The Files in Illustrator (or other Software)
  3. Printing Components and Rules
  4. Trimming for Double-Sidedness
  5. Apply for Adhesive via Xyron
  6. Stick Sheets from Front to Back of Cardboard
  7. Trim All Long Straight Lines with the Paper Cutter
  8. Cut Out Irregular Pieces with Scissors
  9. Count Items
  10. Bag and Box
  11. Setup for Playing, and Take it for a Test Drive!

Click image to read the tutorial:

suburbia prototype homemade board game



There weren’t really that many books to be found, but at least we found one potentially helpful ebook with the hilariously long and descriptive name of Make Your Own Educational Board Games, Crossword and Word Search Puzzles, Card Games, Toys and More For Free Using the Internet and a Printer!

game book


The Easy Way Out

If you have a great idea for a homemade board game, and you’d really like to play it in a professional-looking package, but really don’t care to actually sit down and create every little thing by yourself, then we were able to find a very, very good source for this. At TheGameCrafter you can utilize their easy tools of designing your game board, cards, the dice, and even the game parts, and they’ll print everything up and send it to you. You can even sell the game on their online store if you’d like.

the game crafter logo


Here’s a video from sboyajian1337 showing what it looks like when getting the package from The Game Crafter. And to be honest, it looks pretty damn smooth:


Now, this should be enough information to keep you busy for a while. Remember to subscribe to How To Do Whatever, and enjoy your life!

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