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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:

Videos

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

 

Writtens

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

 

Books

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!

How To Care For Rabbits

How To Care For Rabbits

This is a huge subject with tons of information available. There are a lot of good information out there, but also some that should be avoided due to misleading tips. We’ve tried to plow through a bunch of it, and have come up with a few sources to get you started.

Recommended Books

The first thing to know is general information on how to take care of your rabbits, and in that regard, we’ve found some books that might be of interest:

Care for your Rabbit is a very good basic book for first-time owners on rabbit care. Check it:

care for your rabbit

 

Next one up is a great book, Looking After Rabbits (Pet Guides), aimed at children:

looking after rabbits

Videos and writtens

There are a lot of good videos about rabbits on youtube, covering all aspects of owning a bunny. Here are our current favorites:

Rabbit Housing

On housing, we’ve found a vid from MonkeySee:

 

Rabbit Diet

The next video is about rabbit diet, which is a very important aspect to have good knowledge about as there are quite a few things they must NOT eat, and there are also much they can eat, but should not eat too much of, and so on and so forth. So here’s a video from Manchester West Veterinary Hospital‘s channel:

In order to supplement this video, we’ve found a few written sources on what’s good food and toxic food for rabbits. An extensive safe food list can be found at riseandshinerabbitry.com:

safe food list rabbits

And to make sure you won’t feed your precious little bunny any toxic food, a good list can be found at rabbitadvocates.org:

toxic rabbit food

Here’s an example on how to create a homemade Rabbit snack dispenser toy from the youtube channel Jesus the Budgerigar:

 

Cutting / Trimming Rabbit’s Nails

A nice, concise little video from BananaManaTV on trimming your rabbit’s nails:

In this regard we’ve found a couple of products that might be helpful in the clipping process:

Rosewood Soft Protection Salon Grooming Nail Clipper

rosewood soft nail clipper

And to stop bleeding if you cut too deep, the Gimborn Kwik Stop Styptic Powder is perfect:

styptic powder

 

 

Good luck and happy bunnying! 🙂

PS: This post will surely be updated with more information later.

How To Make A Santa Costume

Christmas is closing in, and so what’s more fun than to learn how to make a Santa costume? Well, most people would probably prefer to just buy one, but for those of you who like the creative process, we’ve dug up some videos and a couple of articles helping with this endeavor:

Written

The first article comes from www.life123.com, which is a simple little explanation of what’s needed for the costume:

santa 1

 

The second one goes into more detail in suggesting different fabric types to use etc., and was found at www.jandofabrics.com. A great article:

santa 2

 

Videos

Next up are a few videos that might help you get started, either with ideas as to what possibilities you’ve got, or simply follow them step-by-step.

The first one can be located at Peter Brauer’s youtube channel. This one is relatively easy to create, and a pretty convincing Santa suit:

The next one is a good, detailed step-by-step video aimed at the women of the world who’d like to dress up as a cute Mrs. Santa. It’s created by TheSorryGirls, and here it is:

 

The last video, from concreteallstars, will maybe not give a you “professional” looking Santa, but it’s a hilarious video and you’ll get your costume for less than ten bucks.

 

Costume Recommendations

Now, usually we’d recommend books on the subject in this section, but let’s face it, there’s really no books – at least we couldn’t find any – about the subject of how to create one’s own Santa Claus costume, so instead, here’s a few costume recommendations for those who’d rather just buy a finished suit:

Deluxe Santa Costume, including everything you need:

deluxe 10 piece

 

Miss Santa Claus, Mother Christmas costume for the ladies:

mother christmas

 

And a last Santa suit suggestion, Men’s Adult 7 Piece:

mens adult

 

Have a fun Christmas 🙂

How To Change a Tire

Do you wonder how to change a tire? Now that the winter season has come it might be more important than ever. Do you hire someone to do it, or do you learn how to change them yourself? We bet that when you stand alone on the side of the road one night with a flat tire, you really wish you had learned to do it yourself. This is your chance, learn it right now!

Written:

This is a really great step-by-step guide from wikiHow:

How To Shange a Tire

Video:

This video shows you how to perform the steps mentioned in the written part:

Book:

This top selling book, Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you how to take care of your vehicle. It´s written in a fun way with hands-on fix-it instructions, including how to change your tire. This updated version has also coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.

Auto Repair for Dummies 2nd Edition

How To Write a Resume, CV and Cover Letter

Are you in the process of applying for jobs and need a few places to learn how to write a good resume, CV or cover letter? Or perhaps you just need to freshen up your old skills a bit. Well, we’ve taken a look around and found a few sources of information we deem to be good and should get you going.

 

Written:

The first place you might want to have a look at is this page on jobsearch.about.com where they outline the difference between a CV and a resume (as usual, simply click the images to get to the place we’ve picked out):

cvresume

Next up, check out this article from mycareer.com sharing great information on how to write a “Killer CV”:

killer cv

 

Videos:

If you’re just finished your education and have no real work experience, and thus are uncertain how you will be able to stand out in the crowd, the TheRecruitmentGuy has a few good advices for you:


Moving on, AlizaOnline has tips on how to defeat the blank page eyeballing you and just get on with it and write your cover letter, and write it well:

 

Book recommendations:

We’ve looked through a bunch of different books on the subject and came up with these three:

You’re Hired! CV: How To Write A Brilliant CV

you're hired!

And the Kindle edition ebook The CV Book 2nd edn: Your definitive guide to writing the perfect CV

the cv book

The last one, which is also an ebook, Kindle Edition, How to Write a WINNING Resume… 50 Tips to Reach Your Job Search Target

winning resume

How To Use Jumper Cables On A Car

Today’s topic is something most of us at one time or another will need to know how to do, namely how to use jumper cables for our car if for some reason our battery is dead.

The first thing you will need is the cables:

jumpberCables

When using these kinds of cables, you’ll need to have access to another car in order to charge your battery. But there’s also possible to charge without another car, in which case you will need a portable battery charger, which might look like this:

battery charger

However, in this post we will only look at the first option.

 

Written:

Here’s a short and easy written tutorial found at goodhousekeeping.com

goodhousekeeping

 

Video:

Here’s a great, detailed video by EricTheCarGuy on how to use jumper cables. Enjoy!

 

Book recommendation:

We didn’t find a book dealing solely with how to use jumper cables, probably because it isn’t really that big of a deal that anyone would actually be capable of writing an entire book on such a small subject. However, we were able to localize a nice little guide dealing with a multitude of subjects related to – yes, you guessed it – car stuff. It’s called The Ride GuideWhat You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You! and we believe it is a good choice. Check it:

ride guide

Welcome to How To Do Whatever!

This is a site where we gather all sorts of information from around the web on how to do literally whatever. We will update it with one more new “how to” either until we die or we’ve covered how to do everything in Existence – everything from building a computer, performing correct sit-ups, drawing Donald Duck, meditating, or changing a car tire. There are no limits. And even if a subject has been covered once it surely doesn’t mean it’s “done”. New information will pop up on subjects already covered in order to bring you more diversity on each and every topic. This site will just grow and grow and grow for ever.

In each and every post we will try to bring you both information about the subject that is free, like youtube videos, articles from blogs around the web, or whatever and wherever else, and also bring you links to information that is not free, like books, DVDs and training courses.

Furthermore, if there is any specific subject you would like us to gather how-to information about and add to the site, feel absolutely free to let us know! Any tips, ideas and suggestions are always more than welcome.

So, welcome to How To Do Whatever, have a great day and enjoy your life!

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