Make your own pieces, make your own game. Extend an existing board game, bling out your chess set, or make up something completely new! With this board game piece customizer you can choose the height, width, flare, style, taper, and caps to be whatever you like. You can even choose settings that allow you to embed coins inside your print so that your pieces will have more satisfying "heft".
Try out the included demo models or press the "Open in Customizer" button to get started making your own custom board game pieces. All of the pieces in the photo, plus thousands more, can be made by customizing this one model.
Pieces and Games Challenge!
If you design a game piece with PieceMaker, please post a "Make" and use it to describe the name of your piece and what you think its properties should be. Specify rules for your piece about movement, attack, defense, effects on other pieces, effects from other pieces, and any random elements. If you design a set of pieces for a new game, or collect other people's pieces to make a game, then post your game as a remix and describe the rules! If a bunch of good pieces and games come out of this then I'll feature them on Hacktastic.
Weekly Design Challenge Update +1:
It's week three of the epic 3D design battle between me and atartanian, and another contender here in the office is throwing his hat in the ring. Or, rather, I've found his hat and now it is in the ring. This week, 3D modeling legend mannytan is joining the battle! @mannytan, I hereby challenge you join our challenge to post one design a week by the end of every Friday!
Here's a recap of this week's entries:
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PieceMaker - Build your own board game pieces by mathgrrl is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.