Home Made Wooden Settlers of Catan

Full BoardOn the subject of home made board games here is another one, this time it’s Settlers of Catan again from Reddit, user amaurer3210 made this with his fiancée for a friends wedding.

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I machined each tile from 3/8″ ply. Each one has six magnets set into the sides so that they snap together nicely.

My fiancee did the artwork while we then silkscreened onto each tile after staining.

We all play on it nearly every weekend.

The magnets are a great idea!

Arguably it’s not as professional as the one by Boardcrafting that I posted here a couple of years ago but it’s still very nice.

Scrabble Typography Edition

Scrabble Typography Edition

While I find the idea of a “Typography Edition” of Scrabble appealing and at a glance this set if nothing short of beautiful I have my reservations. You can’t just randomly select fonts for the different letters and call it a Typography Edition, Sure the solid walnut storage case tiles and board look nice and the fact that they are magnetised and lined with “Slip Free Cork” is useful.

But there is one detail I find almost offensive, the fact that the edges of the individual boards don’t line up with where the tile edged do, I’d almost be able to forgive this if they Bisected the tiles but they don’t the placement seems haphazzard.

That just doesn’t look nice.

Anyway if that doesn’t bother you and you have $199 to spare you can pre-order one now.

Via Winning Solution