Inside: Create Fun with these Easy DIY Board Game Ideas.
Getting tired of the same old board games? Why not make your own? Several clever DIY games can be made with stuff you have in junk drawers or otherwise hanging around the house.
Others come together as quickly as you can print a template. Liven up your game night with these awesome DIY Board Game Ideas.
DIY Board Game Ideas
DIY Backgammon Game: It might be faster and more convenient to buy a backgammon board, but where’s the fun and creativity in that? By painting your own, you can match the style and colors of the game to your existing decor. That way when you’re not playing, the game can stay out in the open and look good in the process.
Checkers: Is there anything more classic than a game of Checkers? One of the best things about this DIY board game is the DIY board game pieces. Make your own board and pieces using milk jug lids, fabric, and paint. You’ll pencil in a grid and then color in alternating boxes. Then decorate your milk jug lids with permanent markers.
DIY Guess Who Game: With its silly faces and bright colors, Guess Who is a game geared toward young children. Create a version for adults using pictures of all your friends and family. By using people you know, the game becomes much funnier and more conversational.
Donut Printables: These printable donuts are incredibly versatile. Not only can they be used to fashion a garland, but they also double as an inexpensive and fun memory game for kids. To make this DIY memory game officially a board game, fashion a board to place the donut pieces on. You could even turn this game into a DIY math board games by just adding some math equations and answers on the back.
Create Fun with these DIY Board Game Ideas
Make Your Own Boggle: I love this DIY board game idea, it colorful, fun, and easy to make. It’s perfect for your next game night.
Cereal Box Game: You probably already have all the materials you need to create this Cereal Box Game on hand. Simply cut up your box, draw a path, and color it in. The rules are up to you. This is a wonderful project for younger kids who might just be learning how to play.
DIY Giant Wall Scrabble Game: This showstopping giant wall scrabble game is totally amazing. This DIY board game is perfect for your game room, to have a fun ongoing game going at all times. I love how this blog teaches you how to build a DIY board game.
DIY Monopoly: If you’re bored with your Monopoly game, try creating your own using these free templates. The maker of this DIY board game templates also offers a totally customizable one for just $2. You can print these out at home and then glue or tape onto an old board. Park Place can be whatever you want. I suggest getting them printed onto a single sheet of high-quality paper at a local office supply store.
DIY Drinking Board Games for Adults
Left, Right, Drink: Just like the traditional Left, Right, Dice game but with a fun drinking twist.
Let’s Get Drunk: Fun drinking game used at parties.. just add dice!
Drinking Cornhole: I love this drinking game idea. You can create any fun drinking combinations and designs for the perfect DIY drinking boar games.
More Game Ideas You’ll Love
- Wooden Board Games – If it isn’t obvious by now, we love games around here. We firmly believe that gathering around a board game can bring anyone together, which is why I make sure to always have a game out and ready to play. One of my favorite types of board games to keep out is a stylish wooden board game. They fit in perfectly and make it easy for a game at any time. Check out our favorite wooden board games that everyone will enjoy!
- Best Board Games for Two People – Board games are the perfect reason to set aside your phone and really enjoy someone else’s company. For me, board games is really how my husband and I really connected when we first met each other. To this day, after knowing each other for 10 years we play a board game at least 4 nights a week. I know it sounds excessive but we LOVE games, clearly. But we really love playing games together, part of it is because we love competing against each other but the other is just because we love spending time with one another.
- Bowling Games – I have always been a HUGE fan of a fun bowling night! There is something so nostalgic about hanging out at the bowling alley! There is nothing quite like lacing up those totally uncomfortable shoes, hearing the cracking of pins, and chowing down on those nachos only bowling alleys serve. Ah. I can just imagine it all now! If you’re looking to recreate that bowling fun check out these totally fun and strike worthy bowling party games!