Even though the snow is something every child and adult enjoy, the activities during cold weather conditions are limited. During the day, all in nice and shiny, we are walking on the snow and everything snow related. However, nights should be for parties and gatherings. Even though we love gatherings in wine bars cafes and restaurants, the holidays are inspiring people to stay in their cozy homes and think of some interesting activities like board games DIY.

After the dinner or some drinks, board games are next in line. board games DIY are a great way to introduce some fun into your group. And the best thing is that you could make them in the coziness of your home.  Nevertheless, in my opinion, the timing for board games should be at the beginning of the party. The board games diy suggestions are especially suitable if there are people invited who don’t know each other well. Interactive games are the perfect icebreakers.

Board games – convenient for every occasion

They are also suitable for relaxing nights, as well as more formal nights; they will certainly spice things up a little bit. Nevertheless, in my opinion, the timing for board games should be at the beginning of the party. I would mostly recommend them if there are people invited who don’t know each other well. The thing about board games DIY is that not every person would go through with the plan.

A person which organizes game night has to think of everything and they are usually highly creative individuals. However, since you are reading this article, chances are that you are also a creative soul. A successfully incorporated game could be the center of the party. If you have introverts into the group, board games are the perfect solution. They will laugh and smile and interact like never before. Without further a due, here are our suggestions for your big night.

However, since you are reading this article, chances are that you are also a creative soul. A successfully incorporated game could be the center of the party. If you have introverts into the group, board games are the perfect solution. They will laugh and smile and interact like never before. Without further a due, here are our suggestions for your big night.

Board Game DIY PicariaPicaria Board Game

Picaria board game is played for decades in different parts of the world. It is a board game which is widely popular in many parts of the world and the players consider it a highly tactical game of anticipating the moves of the opponent. Even though we play this game with only two players in the USA, in different parts of the world the player number usually varies. Usually, the game doesn’t exceed 4 players since it is very hard to anticipate and follow the moves of all other players. Once you start to play this game, it is very easy to become addicted. You can easily convert it to a summer game by bringing the board to the beach or drawing the circles in the sand. In fact, you could create it by drawing the game with chalk or something else you could think of.

Picaria Board Game DIY

The pattern of this board game is extremely easy to make. You might choose to print the game or draw it yourself. You shouldn’t get intimidated by the process, because it is extremely easy to master and improve. However, if you are looking for something even more creative, you can go a level up and knit it from different materials. This way, the appearance of the game itself will remind of winter.

Picaria is an Indian game from New Mexico. The design is simple, so are the rules, and it is also very fun to play. If you don’t like the red and black design, you can change the design and colors to your preference; although this is the original version. This is more of a relaxing game than a party game, but the final decision on that subject is up to you.  The rules are explained bellow.

Rules of the game

It is a strategic game which you can play with two players maximum. The printed or drawn design is one part of the game, but you will also need three pieces for each player. The pieces could be whatever you like, as long as they differ from each other. You can use small pieces of plastic in different colors or something from your kitchen; use your imagination. The goal of the game is to be the first which would get three objects in one color in a row. So the first goal is to prevent the opponent from making three in a row pieces. And the second goal is for you to do so as soon as possible.

  • The first thing you need to do is decide who will go first. If you are playing for the second time, the winner should go first. If however, it is your first game, you could draw lots or throw a dice to see who will go first.
  • After that, players are putting the pieces in the circles, by taking turns while doing so. The rule is that you avoid the center while putting the pieces.
  • If in the first stage of the game no player has three in a row, the game moves to another level. Once you put all the pieces on the board, the players should take their turn in moving them around the board from one empty spot to another. The general rule here is that you should not skip circles. This is called jumping and it is against the rules.
  • The winner is the player who manages to put three pieces in a row. You could aim to make three in a row, whether that is horizontal, vertically or diagonal.

Game variations

You can play the game with more than two players and more than three pieces, it just takes more concentration. Since this is a DIY board game, when drawing it, you can add more circles to make it more complicated and to be able to play it with several people.

History of the game

This is a strategy game, very similar to chess. Indians have been playing it for years and it is still popular in some parts of the world. It is a game for adults which has a double benefit for you. You enjoy yourself and it enhances your logical skills.

In Eastern Europe, this game is played in gatherings and it is called “lady”.  Some people in Europe have glass versions which you could use as a decoration piece as well as a game board. Needless to say, the game is much more fun, when you combine it with drinks.

Conclusion

Board games are the perfect way to spend the night with your loved one and with friends. Sometimes, dinners and drinks are just not enough and something extra in needed to relax the atmosphere. However, if you are not able to buy one, or you prefer DIY stuff, you can download the picture on the site and make the same one for you.

Have you ever played this game or a similar one? If you have any questions about the rules of the game, write us a comment in the comment section bellow. We are here to assist the Board games DIY community.

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