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« on: January 11, 2012 06:53:44 PM »

Avast me hearties, some blistering barnacle has murdered Mr. Boddy!
Time to play a game of Pirate Clue!


The rules are the same. Only the names have been changed  Smiley

The board is stitched onto the fabric. I used jemimah's idea of Glad Press and Seal to make sure the lines were stitched right. It made sewing a breeze and even picking off all the little squares afterward wasn't so bad (jemimah used the press and seal for reverse appliqu. Thanks for the tip!)



After the squares were done I cut the rooms separately and wrote the names (which I chose to somehow fit with the room they are in regular clue, but they might not be right. It was hard finding any info about ships. Surprising.)  Then I used wonderunder to put them on and zig-zagged around the edges. I thought satin stitching would have looked too neat for a pirate.

After adding the doors, jolly roger, hammock, lime, etc. I wonderundered the whole thing to another piece of the same brown fabric with 2 strings in between and topstitched, leaving the edges unfinished for that pirate-y feel.

I raided an incomplete game from the thrift store for the weapons, note sheets and rules and bought floral gem stones for...

Plumed Plum, Captain Mustard, Mister Green, Madam White, Miss Scarlet and Madam Peacock! The weapons and room cards were hand-done as well. I'm no artist  Roll Eyes

Once the crime has been solved the board rolls up and secures with the strings and the loose pieces go in the pouch that ties to the board:


I made this for my partner in the Board Games! swap. It took about 12 hours or so total. To make sure the game didn't look too neat for a rugged pirate I put my seam ripper away. Oh, gosh, that was hard to leave the mistakes in, especially in contrasting thread! I hope it doesn't look too rugged. I was pretty sick of it once it was done but it was still kinda hard to send it off. At least I have pictures.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012 07:21:46 PM »

What a very cool idea!  Awesome job.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012 08:28:28 PM »

So clever!! I bet your partner was thrilled to receive it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012 07:28:53 AM »

A cloth board game!!! Whod'a thunk it??  I love this idea, and how cool to do it in a pirate version!! More portable, too!  Very clever, and well done!
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012 06:51:55 PM »

Aw, thanks guys  Smiley I was pretty nervous about it being too rugged. I'm glad you like it!
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012 12:46:29 PM »

That is so cute!!!  I love this idea.  You did a great job.
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