Pixelart Meeple's Game Upgrade Tutorials
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Below is a collection of links to all the DIY articles I've written so far. As I write more, I'll add links to this description. The GeekList itself will contain links to dimensions, notations, and image files for each of the specific games I've created custom items for.
NOTE: If you have boxes of your own you've created using my tutorials, please feel free to post them to the GeekElite-Style Custom Boxes geeklist to share with everyone.
TUTORIAL: Mounting Flimsy Player Boards to Chipboard
This tutorial shows you how to make flimsy cardstock player boards match the look and feel of other board game components by mounting them to chipboard.
TUTORIAL: Mounting Two-Sided Flimsy Boards
Use this tutorial to create thick, mounted, two-sided boards for games like Castles of Burgundy or Century: A New World.
TUTORIAL: Custom Graphics-Wrapped Chipboard Card Boxes
For examples of boxes created using this process, check out My Custom Box Project: Part One and Part Two.
The standardized dimensions on all boxes in that article are:
External Box Dimensions: 75mm wide x 104mm tall x (X)mm deep.
External Riser Dimensions: 71mm wide x 65mm tall x (X)mm deep.
The depth (front to back) of each box and riser will be listed in each game's individual entry below.
The top and bottom halves of each box are identical, measuring 75mm wide x 52mm tall. More details on box construction can be found in the above tutorial.
TUTORIAL: Creating Graphics Wraps for Chipboard Boxes
This tutorial explains in detail how to create the graphic wrap artwork to apply to the chipboard boxes in the tutorial above.
TUTORIAL: Bit Boxes For Custom Card Boxes
Examples of card boxes with bit boxes are included in My Custom Box Project: Part One and Part Two.
The standardized dimensions for these bit boxes are:
External Box Dimensions: 70mm wide x 90mm deep x (X)mm tall.
External Riser Dimensions: 66mm wide x 86mm deep x (X)mm tall.
The height of each bit-box and riser will be listed in each game's individual entry below.
The top and bottom halves of each bit-box are identical, measuring 70mm wide x 90mm deep. More details on box construction can be found in the above tutorial.
TUTORIAL: Custom Poker Chip Tokens
I've made several sets of custom poker chips, all of which have entries below including links to the images you can use to make custom stickers using the tutorial above.
TUTORIAL: Poker Chip Racks for Custom Card Boxes
Once you've made some custom poker chips, you can build racks to hold them inside the custom boxes. I've used this method for games like Splendor, Jaipur, and For Sale.
TUTORIAL: Two-Piece Bit Boxes for Board Games
This standalone tutorial will show you how to make simple two-piece (bottom/lid) bit boxes for board games that do not require an internal riser (like the bit boxes for card games, above). Entries below will include wrap artwork as well as measurements for any game-specific bit boxes I create.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to GeekMail me or hit up the comments in the GeekList. Please let me know if there are any broken links or problems with individual items here.
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