You! Be Inspired — 10 Awesome Game Boards

Inspiration February 11, 2013

Game boards have been around for quite as early as 3500 BC and despite the overwhelming technological advantage of computer and console games nothing really beats good old way of playing games that doesn’t require a computer and a ton of button mashing. What is great about game boards is that it lets people play in a more physical, personal and social level.

Today we are showcasing you guys some really interesting and visually inspiring game boards that you guys can take out for your next picnic or if you needed a break from playing computer games.
 

Mushroom Melee by Tara Imamura

 

 
 
 

Suspicion, Hallows Eve by Julian May

 

 
 
 

Smorgasboard by Steve Simpson

 

 
 
 

Word Wargame by Cedrik Ferrer

 

 
 
 

Symboli by Gus Salazar

 

Holiday Everyday by Brandiziac

 

 
 
 

Conquer the Rockies by Andrew Power

 

 
 
 

Orbis by Nicholas Wright

 

 
 
 

Escape! by Christopher Olvis

 

 
 
 

The Pitch by Fatima Kabbah

 

 
 
 
Making a game board is no easy feat because apart from conceptualizing the rules while factoring in the “fun”, designers have to be wary of the design and the materials they are going to use as well. This is why we here at YTD gives a big thumbs up to these dedicated makers of such awesome games. Now it’s your turn to tell us what do you guys think about these games. If you have made a game board before do not be shy to share us what you have made, who knows that might be a million dollar idea!

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Patrick Jude Ilagan is a graphic designer/photographer hailing from the vast jungles of urban Manila. Always on the look out for visually appealing stuff he scours the internet and the bustling city in search of inspiration. His tools for mass creation is a Canon 500D along with a wide array of lights and lenses plus a 4 year old (but still fighting) laptop. Check out his work here.

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  • http://twitter.com/DawnMariaHayes Dawn Hayes

    cool! i wanna play ‘em!

    • thejudeman

      Glad that you liked it! So which of these games do you find awesome?

  • Danny V.

    Wonderful post as always!

  • http://www.clippingpathzone.com/ Sila Mahmud

    Wonderful tutorial..Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.theclipgroup.com/service/design-agency-nottingham-london CLIP Graphic Design Nottingham

    Great ideas and images. I really like the look of the escape design! Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.design-agency-blog.com/ DAB

    Some really quality game board designs here! Thanks for sharing these