Ultra light classic games set

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Stuart, May 12, 2020.

  1. Stuart

    Stuart Ultralighter

    I've had this idea for a while and managed to get it done recently. It packs down small and for around 70g it's got:

    - ludo
    - snakes & ladders
    - backgammon
    - a version of scrabble ("bananagrams") although I might try to use the snakes & ladders board as a sort of mini scrabble board)
    - chess (some slightly weird looking pieces..)
    - draughts

    I cut up an old washing liquid container to create the tiles and used a Sharpie pen for the letters and designs. The boards are some old stuff I found in our son's arts and crafts box. It looks like very thin CCF and came from The Works. It's great because it's light, rolls our flat, the tiles don't slip around on it and it took a Sharpie pen very nicely. My wife gave me a hand to make a little carry bag from some old ripstop to carry everything.

    I reckon this will be good for travelling generally as well as camping trips.


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  2. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  3. Michael_x

    Michael_x Section Hiker

    All you need now is Monopoly and Risk ;)
  4. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    A Twister mat could easily double up as a groundsheet. :giggle:
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  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member


    We’ve got a dinky set of playing cards that fell out of a Christmas cracker about 20 years ago, probably our most traveled posession
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  6. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Twister while social distancing, I want to see that.
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    Lempo Thru Hiker

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    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  9. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    Only to be played within members of family unit and if condition 3 is met and kept under continuous monitoring.

    Battleships would be good between 2 tents - shout out the coordinates to each other whilst hunkered down. calling hit or miss back and forth. That only needs gridded paper as a basic. Long time since I played. Cant even remember the lengths for the various boats now.

    Use red lamp on your head torch for more realism;)
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  10. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Cool. Are the pieces dual use? Y one side and queen on the other?
  11. Stuart

    Stuart Ultralighter

    Yes, dual use with things on both sides.

    Battleships could work with the boards I made. One person has the chess board and the other (some of) the snakes and ladders.

    I'm worried the alphabet spaghetti might make a mess on the twister mat, especially after a long difficult stretch.
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  12. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

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  13. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Nice one. :D
  14. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    When a young man, (when we all used yellow karrimats) a couple of us drew board games on our mats

    Parchis was most popular with a larger group (mate had Spanish GF(became wife) who introduced us to it.
  15. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Awele (aka oware) is a good game is you are in pebble country.

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