More pics of Travelers. We are considering doing a few different versions, along with different types of bags, to sell online or possibly at craft fairs. We might also try to do some other cute laser cut games. I love the idea of tiny games with sturdy pieces.
I got a new sewing machine last week, and it’s probably the fanciest thing I’ve ever owned. I wanted to play with the stitches, so I made Pete a little snack mat for work. (He eats a lot of M&Ms.) I ran out of thread during some embroidery, and goofed on the binding a bit, but I think it turned out pretty well for something made of scraps and half an hour.
We always wind up with a zillion leftover board game boxes because publishers in America put expansions to games in new, almost full size boxes. (In France, at least, they put them in small tuck boxes – much more reasonable!) Since the expansions usually get filed away in the main box, we wind up with stacks of empty boxes. This is my attempt at using up some of them.
Part of the interesting thing about the state of board games today is how much emphasis is put on getting a design published or manufactured. We decided to kind of flip that, and tried to make a game with pieces better geared toward making at home (or, in this case, with a laser cutter).
This set of our game, Travelers, was cut from clear acrylic and painted. The player tokens are beads, and I’ve hand sewn a bag to hold the game. All told, it’s about four inches square and maybe an inch high packed up: perfect for globetrotting.