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Woodworkers: Six Game Board Holiday Gifts to Make
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Want to put more fun into your gift-giving this year? Here are six great ideas for game boards that you can make in your wood shop. Besides being fun, these hand-crafted games will be extra-special gifts because you made them yourself.

Sudoku Game Board

Sudoku Board
Paper-and-pencil puzzles are no match for the deluxe boards you'll craft with this kit. A wooden Sudoku set makes a great addition to any parlor game collection or living room, and this is the simplest and most accurate way to make one.

Sudoku Template and Bit, Peg Set, Board Blank

Sudoku Pop-Up BoxPlus: Free, Downloadable Plan for Deluxe Sudoku Pop-up Storage Box


Tic-Tac-Toe / Last Man

Durable 1/4'' Plexiglas templates for making game boards, great for making gifts or larger quantities. Sets include drilling jig and line template.
JIG IT® Game-Drilling System, Router Bit for Marbles, Router Bit for Pegs


Classic Chess/Checkers Board
The uniquely designed chessboard top works with natural wood movement to keep the top stable. Two built-in drawers are perfect for storing your chess pieces.

Chessboard Plans, Hardware Kit, Lumber Kit, Chess Pieces

Chinese Checkers

Chinese Checkers
Our Plexiglass Templates make it easier than ever for you to drill uniform marble holes for a Chinese Checkers board in minutes!
JIG IT® Game-Drilling System for Chinese Checkers, Router Bit for Marbles

Cribbage Boards

Cribbage Boards
Choose Track-style or Original-style Cribbage Board. Durable 1/4'' Plexiglas templates for making game boards quickly, accurately, and with excellent repeatability!
JIG IT® Game-Drilling System for Cribbage, Self-Centering Bit


Craft your own wooden dominoes from any species of wood! Makes an excellent gift that'll have people "lining up" at the table for some fun and games. Use the bit and templates to drill the "spots" in your blank, then cut out your dominoes.
Domino Templates and Bit, Veneered Domino Blanks
Dominoes Deluxe Storage BoxPlus: Free, Downloadable Plan for Dominoes Deluxe Storage Box
There is still time before the holidays to create a truly special gift that the whole family can enjoy. Order your Rockler-exclusive JIG IT® gaming templates and plans now, and Build Something Extraordinary! (Extraordinarily fun!)

posted on November 30, 2009 by Kim Adams
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One thought on “Woodworkers: Six Game Board Holiday Gifts to Make”

  • Jerry Malone

    I am looking for a template for the marble board game of Aggravation, preferably made from Plexiglass like your Chinese Checkers template. Can you help me?

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