Our families are the most important and influential people in our lives. From our mother and father to our siblings, grandparents, cousins and our ancestors - we become the people we are today due to their influence, interaction and legacy. However, how well do we really know our family and genealogy?
There is always more you can learn about your loved ones and now there is a fun and personalized way to do that! More importantly, current and future generations will learn more about you and your immediate family in a way that will be cherished and enjoyed through get-together interaction.
This course kit will provide you with the instructions to complete a family tree board game that will honor YOUR family members and linage based on the direct feedback of those you care about. The final result will be a time capsule, scrapbook and game all in one!
This will be a voyage of discovery about what makes each individual in your family so dynamic and amazing. You will discover how each family member truly sees the rest of the family. Consider the game a celebration of what makes each member of your family unique and endearing with each game night.
With the exception of some materials listed below, all files and images required to complete your game will be provided to you as downloads. This game will take time to make, but this is YOUR journey to take to preserve your family’s legacy.
As a living course, lectures and materials will be updated continuously to provide your family tree board game with even more options.
To best understand where you are going, you first need to know where you came from! Let us start the journey into honoring your family, ancestry and legacy…with the ultimate board game! YOUR GAME!!
An introduction to the questionnaires to be given out to all immediate family members. This questionnaire will be used to discover fine truths about each family member so that game questions can be developed for the next section.
A deeper look at the type of questions within the questionnaires and the three generation sections.
The best way to provide and retrieve the family questionnaire sections.
Examples on how to take the completed family questionnaires and make comparative game questions.
How to create positive and negative point values based on your created game questions. These point values are required for players to win the game.
An introduction to the booklet we will make to house all the created game questions and points per generation. This booklet is used by all players throughout game tournaments.
A closer look at the layout of each game play booklet page
Techniques to fill in the Game Play Booklet pages
Advice on how to add in a photo to each generation divider page. This advice is for Adobe Photoshop novice/beginner users. Experts at Photoshop or other graphics application programs can skip this lecture.
Implementing the downloaded divider tabs to help separate each generation section for players.
The final touches for completing the Game Play Booklet.
Advice on how to add in a photo to each photo box on the board. This advice is for Adobe Photoshop novice/beginner users. Experts at Photoshop or other graphics application programs can skip this lecture.
Advice on the best ways to print the game board and the other materials for the game.
How to use scrap cardboard to strengthen the game board.
Introducing the extra accessories that can be used with your game, plus the game rules.
The score sheets and how to use them to play the game.
Using scrap cardboard, a fun technique to make custom photo playing pieces.
Breakdown of the basic game rules and the corresponding rulebook for download.
Just some final advice on what we have created together
A summarized look into the future of this course. More good things to come!
A personal thank you for participating in this course kit!
Thank you :-)
Luanga ‘Lue’ Nuwame is an accomplished online instructor of how-to videos on cardboard crafts, inventions, game designs and general novelties. His award-winning and world record achieving You Tube channel The Homemade Game Guru has entertained and inspired over 4,000,000+ unique visitors worldwide with creative ideas and a simple approach to innovation with everyday materials.
He is an experienced game designer with products such as the 3D board game adventure Superpowerful Bonanza and the card game Paper Rock Scissors N’ Stuff Wars on the market. Luanga is also a published author of a children’s book (Adventures of Clumsy Little Petalianne) and short stories (Hi! My Name is Karma) in addition to being a contributor to Make Magazine’s online portal Make Zine.
Luanga’s numerous creations and his Homemade Game Guru channel have been featured in media worldwide including Inventor’s Digest, The Toronto Star, CNN, The New York Post, Table Top Gaming News, Bleeding Cool, Yahoo News, The Daily Telegraph (UK), The Miami Times and on XM Radio.
Most importantly, Luanga is a proud dad of his little 2-year-old tornado of energy and creativity - daughter Azura.