Got some wood resources? Make your own Settlers of Catan board, using a single 2×4 block of wood!
Inspired by Summer Woodworking’s annual 2×4 challenge to make something out of a 8? framing 2×4, Aaron Day set out to recreate one of his favorite games from college, Settlers of Catan. The project entailed a massive amount of work and know-how, which he highlights in a video on his site.
I was impressed with his attention to detail and perseverance, right down to creating the playing cards out of wood shavings. I also loved that his kids made appearances in the video – yay for involving kids in geekcrafting adventures!
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Roll 20 for charisma with these role-playing game dice earrings designed by Amy Ratcliffe – she’s written up a quick 5-step tutorial that make you the hit of your next campaign!
It would also be easy enough to adapt the tutorial to make a keychain, should you (or your gift recipient) not be the earring-wearing type.
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An Imgur user recently uploaded some pictures of the Fallout bobblehead he just modified. He gave his little friend some extras to make him look more…’traveled,’because they have seen their fair share of the Commonwealth together and the bobblehead needed to look the part.
Upgrades were added using Worbla, modeling putty, resin, paintbrush bristles, and a few other bits and pieces. The poster also added a laser rifle from an unnamed POP vinyl figurine.
For anyone interested in weathering their own Fallout bobblehead, Amazon has a good base to start from, available here, for $59.99, for Prime shipping.
I’m not a big gamer (video or otherwise), but my son enjoys playing a variety of board and card games with his friends. One of his favorites is Settlers of Catan (or just Catan now, apparently). So my interest was piqued when I saw this crochet Catan hexagon bag by Becky Simmons.
She developed a quick hexagon motif that she stitched up in Catan colors and assembled 19 into a bag that she uses as a project bag. I like it because it’s a subtle geeky reference not everyone would recognize.
Becky also has some neat motif afghans in her Ravelry shop – I liked her Fireworks and Nebula blankets.
Are you a Settler of Catan? What other board games do you enjoy? Let us know in the comments below!
I really like the idea of this DIY Minecraft torch. It looks super easy to make, not too expensive, and it would look great to have them dotted around the place for a Minecraft themed party, or even just as part of your everyday décor! There are full instructions of how to make your own papercraft torch, as well as a template to print your own. Happy Mining! :)
Edited to add the original source of the pictures here and the design here.
I actually came across Wolfdreamer‘s crochet patterns a few years ago, and I think they’re fantastic. This gorgeous Cyndaquil just popped up on my pinterest and I had to share it, as well as her other patterns, with you all. She not only has dozens of free Pokémon crochet patterns, she also has patterns for Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Bros, and lots of other wonderful characters to crochet. Thank you, Wolfdreamer, you’re awesome!