DIY Cluedo Equipment

By Martina - Wednesday, March 09, 2016

One of my favourite board games has always been Cluedo. I used to play it all the time with my family.

Some weeks ago I decided I would play some board games at my birthday party, and to make them a bit more entertaining and unusual I decided to customise them. I customised Cluedo's characters switching the original suspects with my group of friends. I decided to keep everything else from the original box, although it would have been fun to draw a new board and change the rooms and weapons as well.

I started from the notepads. I simply wrote three lists on Word, the first one with the suspects/friends, the second one with the weapons and the last one with the rooms.

Then I visited Facebook and downloaded my friends' profile pictures in order to use them for the cards and the playing figurines.

To make the cards I created a table on Word, formatted it so every table's cell was of the same size as the original Cluedo cards, then copied and pasted every picture into a different cell, adding my friends' names and a tiny magnifier logo I found on Google on each card. Then I printed the sheet, glued it onto a thin cardboard and cut along the lines.

The last thing to do were the playing figurines. I made a new table with long and very thin cells, pasted my friend's pictures into every cell twice, rotated the two pictures so they were facing in different directions, then printed the sheet. I glued this sheet onto another thin cardboard sheet and cut them out, then I folded every strip in two, then also folded the bottom bit on both sides and glued them together, and I ended up with some cute kinda-3D Polaroid-like figurines. 

While writing this post I realised I'm so bad at describing DIYs! Please let me know if I need to change some unclear bits in order to make this post clearer.

Have you ever made a DIY board game?
Let me know! I'm always on the hunt for new ideas!

Marti xx

PS. In the end we didn't play any board game at the party, but I'm keeping my handmade bits because I'm sure they'll come in handy someday.

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  1. Honestly, I don't know how to play this game but it sounds interesting, would love to learn how to play it. Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN? If you decided to follow me, please let me know so I can follow you back. Thank you.

    1. Oh, really? Well, it's a fun game that is suitable for both grown ups and children, I hope you'll be able to try it sooner or later :)

      Marti xx