With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: How Does a Young Boy Spend His Summer Days?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How Does a Young Boy Spend His Summer Days?

This dear boy spends it by creating, designing and making a new board game. Here is the methodical process he used this past week working on this (his favorite) summer project.

* Come up with a interesting new game idea
* Work out the strategy, rules, playing pieces and characters
* Sketch out design for dice and game board
* Design and draw/color paper to be decoupaged onto small wooden cubes to be used as dice.
* Sketch out design for game board
* Measure and cut out wood for board. Spray paint, measure and draw in grid.
* Search graphics and design boarder of game board. Sketch in and add color to boarder.
* Cut (with Pop-Pop's help) a wooden dowel into 20 even pieces. Sand, paint, varnish, write-on and varnish again the playing pieces.
* Type instructions on a WORD document and print out.
* Play the game with Pop-Pop. Adjust the rules so Jared isn't the only winner :)
* Type a playing guide sheet describing characters and equip items.
* Play the game!

Strategy: To attack all opponents monsters and eliminate their thee heart points
~~~Still deciding on a name for this new game~~~

Various components of the game:
Movement crest. Dragon, Hydra, Special Effects Crest, Fire Sword, Ice-shield, Combined, Dragon-Raider, Ninja-Knight, Mythic Beast

Still tweaking the rules but how he enjoyed this project!


Mildred said...

How creative! Sounds like a geat project.

marie said...

What a great summer project and what an inventive young man! I can tell he put A LOT of thought and time into his new game. I love all the detail on the game pieces!

Miss Jen said...

How creative.....what fun!!!! :)

With Much Love & Blessings~ Miss Jen

Janice said...

What a beautiful job he has made of those cubes and the board. It's great when they are able to use their imagination and create something like this.

crochet lady said...

Wow, good for him, what a creative mind!


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