Documentation for Prototypes and Models + Practice Storyworld – Boo Shangyou

Creative Practice: Making Board Games

Tools needed to make board game prototypes:

  1. Paper
  2. Coloured Pencils
  3. Eraser
  4. Scissors
  5. Ruler

Dice play a core role in many board games, and I realised that cutting out paper dice without the aid of a printer can be quite the hassle, so I created a model and a prototype of what I call a portable dice maker.

Left: Prototype, Middle: Model, Right: A paper dice made using the Prototype

The portable dice maker is the same size and thickness as a regular ID card, making it easy to store in your wallet or put in your pocket. The final version of the product would likely be made from lightweight aluminium so that it would be both sturdy and light. To use the portable dice maker, simply place it over any cuttable surface (doesn’t have to be paper, it can even be leaves), trace the outline of the dice onto it, and cut it out. It is extremely convenient and simple to use, and it will allow you to embrace your board game/gambling habits wherever you go!

Practice Storyworld: (Sorry for the outlandish story, I’m a filmmaker)

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