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« on: July 02, 2008 08:16:52 AM »

So about a year or so ago I made this game for one of my BILs  I made 2, and don't remember if this is the first or the second I made...  It was SO MUCH FUN!  Took a couple of evenings, most of the time was spent making the dice.

What do you think?

If anyone wants a tut, I can probably whip one up!

EDIT- Okay, so here's the tut!

The first thing to do is gather your supplies...

  4    enamel camping cups (you could use some other kind of cup as well)
  2    bamboo placemats (or other fabric or something to cover the outside of the cups)
  20  wooden cubes (or dice)
  photo storage box
  corrugated cardboard
  foam or felt to line the bottom of cup
  paint and permanent marker
  hot glue gun
  matches or a lighter

To make the cups...

(use this kind of cup)
  Take your camping cups, and using the pliers, CAREFULLY take off the handles using the pliers.  Be careful because sometimes the enamel chips off, and it might get all over, including in your eyes...
  Then measure the height of your cup under the lip and measure around it.  This is the size you will want to cut the placemat.  Cut the placemat and hot glue it to the cup. 
  Then comes the best part!  Take your matches or lighter, and burn the placemat in random spots to make it look nice and piratey!  You can rub some paint on it and even put on some barnacles or seaweed or whatever! 
  Cut the felt or foam to fit into the bottom of the cup.  This is important unless you want to be VERY annoyed, the shaking of dice get really loud! Then hot glue it into the cup.

To make the dice...
  Either buy a squared dowel and cut it into cubes or buy cubes already cut.  They don't have to be exactly square, if pirates made them, they probably wouldn't be!  Sand them.  Then, take your permanent marker or paint and put the numbers on the dice, but make sure you put a skull where the one would be!  Skulls are wild!  You could even take a dremel and drill out the dots for the numbers before painting them!  Stain the dice to make them look gross! 

For the box...
  Cut a piece of cardboard to fit in the middle of the box folded into thirds, based on the size of your cups and box.  You don't want the cups to roll around!  Then paint a treasure map on the cardboard!  Arrrr... Don't forget, X marks the spot!  Paint a spiffy skull on the box, or make it look like a treasure chest, and you're good to go!

  Look up the game instructions online, and print them off, or if you know someone who owns the Pirates of the Caribbean game, ask them to copy their instructions for you!  I own the original game, so I printed them off, and rolled them up like a map and tied it with some twine!

I believe that is everything, it was over a year ago that I made them, so if something doesn't make sense, feel free to ask! 

Good luck!
« Last Edit: July 02, 2008 09:48:04 AM by VeggieJess » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008 08:36:15 AM »

Oh wow, how cute! I love it! I'd love a tute, if you feel like making one. n.n PIRATES YAY. xD

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008 08:39:12 AM »

Ah!  What a great idea!  I'd love a tutorial, my friend has to have this! 
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008 08:44:00 AM »

what a cool idea.  my boyfriend would love one of those!
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008 10:11:06 AM »

This is brilliant!! I loved making board games when I was little, but I haven't made any in years, and mine were nowhere near as cool and professional-looking as yours! I think I will try making this! Thanks for the tutorial ::salutes::

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 07:43:13 AM »

Oh Oh Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is total AWESOME-NESS!!!!  Eeeep!  I bow to your skills!  My gosh I love this!  And you made a tutorial too!  Eeepppp!!  Thank you soooo much!!! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008 07:52:20 AM »

Thanks everyone!  If anyone makes one I would LOVE to see!  Please post pics if you do!

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008 02:30:38 AM »

WOW i think i will make one  ( i'll send pics when done!!!) Looks like a great activity for the kids during summer. Thanks!!!!! Wink
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