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September 18, 2014 AT 2:00 pm

3DxGames – Collection of Board Games! #3DxGames #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Today on our weekly live 3D Hangouts we are celebrating the many ways that 3D printing intersects with the worlds of games, gaming, gamers, and gamer fandom. (And we tackled a challenging Halo cosplay project!) Here’s a quick roundup of a few other 3DxGames projects that caught our interest to whet your appetite!


Collection of 3D Printed Board Games!

Archon: the Board Game by spelpappan:

This is the physical version of computer game cult classic Archon: the Light and the Dark to Atari 8-bit computers. The original game was made by Free Fall Games (former Free Fall Associates) in 1983 and they still own the IP. Rules for Archon: the Board Game are in the making. Feel free to play with your own set of rules, or wait until mine are tested and ready. (read more)


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“Readymake” Duchamp Chess Set

Pete Prodoehl shared an incredible project of “Readymake” art he has been participating in — an art project created with Bryan Cera and Scott Kildall to resurrect Marcel Duchamp’s Chess Set. Both a gorgeous, modern set and a complex re-examination of the “readymade” object in the context of a world with 3D printers, check out this “readymake” project and print a set for yourself! (read more)


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Troke Classic Board Game 3D reconstructed by Cymon

This re-imagining of the 1956 game, Troke, changes the simple cylinders of the original into detailed models and adds a 3D printed board with spaces for the pieces. A classic, out-of-print game is back! 3D printing is once again thumbing it’s nose at scarcity. (read more)


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Zombie Apocalypse, on Instructables:

This is a very old two player strategy game known variously as Hare and Hounds, the French Military Game and several other names and brought slap bang up to date with a theme which relates to the ever-present fear of the ZA. I first came across hare and hounds when reading through Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Games column in an old copy of Scientific American. If you play it you’ll find there’s a lot more strategy to the game than first meets the eye – rules of play in the next step. And you never know, come the Apocalypse it may even save your life! (read more)


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3D Printed Settlers of Catan Tiles by tedparsec on Shapeways.


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