Sunday, September 30, 2012


We like to play games around here! I asked Absa what kinds of games they play in Senegal and she said a favorite is Ludo. I thought it would be fun to get it so she could teach us how to play. I looked around and found that I could buy it for around $20. But then I got looking at the simple shapes that make up the game board and thought, "Hmm, I wonder if I could make that...?"

I used the back of our (rather rough looking) Chutes and Ladders board and cut the shapes with my vinyl cutter. Don't look too close - I didn't do the best job lining everything up, but it works and we've had fun playing it this weekend. Can you tell what I used for the game pieces? Nickels! :) I thought about buying something, but it only cost me $0.80 in nickels and they were the perfect size. Yay!


Lori said...

very resourceful!

Karey said...

I'm seriously impressed. It looks great. Is it a fun game? We like games here, too. I'd recommend Ticket to Ride if you don't already have it. It's pricey though.