5 Board Games You can Make at Home

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Board Games You can Make at Home
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When you’re stuck at home for days on end, constantly drawing butterflies and making homemade volcanoes erupt can get boring. And while board games are a great source of entertainment for the whole family, they don’t exactly come cheap. This is why we bring you this list of 5 board games you can make with your kids with things at home!

1. Checkers

Board Games You can Make at Home - Checkers
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A classic game, checkers is incredibly simple to make. If you follow these instructions by Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational, all you’ll need are some plastic bottle caps, colored cardstock, poster board, and sticker paper. For a bit more quirky fun, you can even try your hand at making this oversized checkers set!

2. Chess

5 Board Games You can Make at Home - Chess
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If stepping on Lego blocks constantly is the norm for you, then you can create this one. Teach Beside Me’s Lego Chest Set is not only fun to make and pretty to look at, but it’s just as fun to play! You can play around with the theme of your chess set by using different Lego pieces to make it more fun every time you play!

3. Monopoly

5 Board Games You can Make at Home - Monopoly
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There are so many versions of Monopoly that you can buy. Alternatively, you can also create your own version of Monopoly using free Monopoly templates! They even have ideas on creating your own Chance and Community Chest cards! 

4. Memory Game

Board Games You can Make at Home - Memory Game
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Memory game is really easy to create and there are just so many ways you can go about doing it! You can print out shapes or even use your family pictures! You can even try out this Popsicle Memory Game by Amy Moss!

5. DIY Board Game by at the fire hydrant

Board Games You can Make at Home - DIY Board Game by at the fire hydrant
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Have you ever tried to create your own board game? Now is as a good time as any to start. You can come up with your gameplay, adding in the elements and thinking up of the rules. But if you’re still unsure of how exactly to go about doing it, you can refer to at the fire hydrant’s DIY Board Game for inspiration.


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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