Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Homemade pirate board game

The kids and I have been playing all sorts of games lately - UNO, Dinosaur and Fairy Snap, the Bee Game, Snakes and Ladders, Hungry Hippos etc. However, we decided it would be extra fun if we created our own game for a change. We used the following materials:
  • cardboard
  • black marker pen
  • wooden pirate images
  • glue
  • dice
  • marker pieces.
First we drew the basic path and numbered the squares with a black marker pen, including "Start" and  "Finish" spots.
Alex helped choose the best pirate images that I had stashed in my cupboard and glued them onto the cardboard. The main aim of our game is to roll the dice and make your way along the path to find the treasure. The first person there wins. However, you may get unlucky on the way and have to miss a turn due to a surprise attack by enemies, or you may have to prove your skills as a pirate and give your best impression of a tough pirate.

We found some extra coloured marker pieces and a dice from an old game tucked under the kids' bed.

We were proud of our creation and enjoyed the chance to play something new - all for a very cheap price.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how fun!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!