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Board Game Design Online

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

8:00 PM

Rising 5th and up  : 10 weeks : Tuesdays 4:30am-6pm : October 20, 2020 - December 22, 2020

Design and make your own laser-cut, 3D printed and hand-finished board game in this creativity filled program of strategy, plot development, designing, building, and making. The class consists of both computer design as well as hands-on work. Items designed by students will be manufactured on-site at The Makery and delivered to each student’s home. Gamers will learn hand drawing, computer design software, laser cutting, and 3D modeling and printing. Final artistic finishing techniques will bring your game to life! 


  • Investigate how board games operate and are played
  • Examine the process of creating and conceptualizing a board game
  • Develop skills in digital design, hand drawing, and finishing techniques
  • Create a finished board game, complete with a rule book, board, box, and game pieces (cards, characters, game pieces, tokens, dice, etc.)  


  • Inkscape design software 
  • Laser cutter
  • Basic 3D modeling and design
  • 3D printing

REQUIRED and RECOMMENDED AT HOME SUPPLIES: (If you are having trouble locating or acquiring any of these supplies, we are available to help)

  • Pencil and Eraser (required)
  • Access to a printer (required)
  • Paper (required)
  • Calculator (required)
  • Ruler (required)
  • Scissors (required)
  • Paint - Primary Colors/ Red-Blue-Yellow-Black-White (could be acrylic, watercolor, or both; you will be painting on wood) (required)
  • Paint Brushes (required)
  • A work surface that you can comfortably create on (required)
  • Weldbond Glue (required)
  • Rubberbands (required)
  • Markers and Colored Pencils (recommended)
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