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    Making Perios Style Gameboards

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    Making Perios Style Gameboards

    Post  Admin on Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:19 pm

    When
    creating game-boards for period style games the first thing you need to do is
    select the game you want to create. We have several write up on period games
    available here.


    These
    write ups include a brief history of the game, an image of the game-board, the
    rules for the game, the recommended dimensions for the game-board, a
    description and count of the pieces needed, and the rules for each game.




    Picaria

    Fox and Geese

    Tafl

    Nine Man Morris

    Chess

    Pachisi

    Pente~

    Backgammon

    Fighting Serpents

    Checkers





    Now that you have selected a game you need to determine
    what materials you are going to build it from. We have some supplies here for
    use. The reason we choose to use Cloth
    and paint is three-fold; it is less expensive than any other medium, it is the
    most portable medium and it requires the least amount of specialized skill or
    energy.





    Cloth
    & Cloth Paint

    Clay
    & Colored Glaze

    Wood
    & Stains

    Paper
    & Paint




    Now
    that you know what materials you will be using you will need to decide what
    tools and supplies you will need to complete your project. When using the
    following materials you will need the listed supplies:









    Cloth
    & Cloth Paint


    Colored Clay

    Wood
    & Stains


    Paper
    & Paint


    Fabric

    Fabric
    scissors

    Paint
    brushes (detail & coverage)

    A
    water cup

    A
    workspace

    At
    least two blotter sheets

    A
    paint pallet

    A
    ruler

    Masking
    tape

    Paint (your selected colors)

    A
    pencil

    Colored
    clay for all your selected colors

    A
    rolling pin

    Wax
    paper

    A
    workspace

    A
    hobby knife

    Toothpicks
    or sculpting tools

    A
    Ruler



    Wood
    board blank

    A
    wood burner or drimmel tool

    Paint
    brushes (detail & coverage)

    A
    workspace

    A
    paint pallet

    A
    ruler

    Masking
    tape

    stains
    (your selected colors)

    A
    pencil

    Paper

    Paper
    scissors

    Paint
    brushes (detail & coverage)

    A
    water cup

    A
    workspace

    At
    least two blotter sheets

    A
    paint pallet

    A
    ruler

    Masking
    tape

    Paint
    (your selected colors)

    A
    pencil






    After
    having gathered all the necessary item you should then draw off your game in
    pencil on your game-board surface. (If you were working in clay you would start
    with rolling out your board, and then marking it with light indentation from a
    toothpick) Before you mark the board be certain you know the dimensions you
    need to mark at. Many people have found
    that a ruler or other straight edge is very helpful at this stage.




    Next
    you make your lines for the game. With
    cloth or paper that means painting in the lines, for wood it would mean using
    the drimmel or wood burner to place them.
    With clay you would either carve them out or skip this step entirely if
    you are using colored clay to create the colored spaces.




    Now
    that your lines are placed, you can start coloring the spaces as needed. When using paint or stains I have found that
    it can be helpful to surround the space with masking tape to prevent getting
    and paint or stain where you don’t want it to go. This may take several applications to achieve the desired shade
    of color and to allow for drying time before moving on to another color. If
    using colored clay, shape your spaces and place them on the board fitting them
    together carefully.




    While
    the board is drying in between applications, you can color or sculpt to game
    pieces.




    If
    the parts are not all dry you might use this time to make a pouch to keep
    either the pieces or in the case of cloth or paper games the entire game
    in. It is reasonable to make a pouch
    for the whole game and a smaller one for the pieces if you are using wood or
    clay to create your game-board.




    When
    all the parts have been colored and are completely dry, trim or sand off any rough edges from your
    game-board.


    Place
    all the parts of your game in the specially created pouch and seek out someone
    to play it with…

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